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Smokin’ Joe is a Minneapolis based alt-grass supergroup fronted by Joe Scarpellino (of Dead Larry). Joe hosts a rotating cast of Midwest talent featuring members of Kind Country, Useful Jenkins, Space Monkey Mafia, and SisterTree, just to name a few. The genre is a mix of bluegrass and 90s alternative rock, with elements of folk, pop, reggae, blues, and funk.


Smokin’ Joe songs focus on the lyrical content and melodies most of all. The songs and stories are often autobiographical, and provide a real and raw look into the tragic yet joyous life of Joe Scarpellino. Joe utilizes his music as an emotional outlet, and the songs are as much therapy for him, as his fans. Overall it's about balance. You can not have love, hope, and togetherness without fear, despair, and loss. It’s this balance that draws fans to the music. The number one goal is to inspire and to be inspired in return, for there is no greater gift in life.


Track list:

1. You Know What I Know

2. Where I Belong

3. The Place With No Walls

4. You'll Never Be Alone

5. So Close

6. Take Your Time

7. Getting Through It

8. Goin' Up

9. Galaxy

10. 5 Years

11. The Only Thing That Means Anything

12. We Were Pirates


Smokin' Joe - It's About Time

SKU: 364215376135191
  • Smokin’ Joe “It’s About Time” is: 


    Joe Scarpellino - Guitar/Vocals

    Ned Barclay - Bass 

    Tim Kingstrom - Saxophone

    Olivia Quintanilla - Cello

    Joe Sheehan - Bass

    Dante Leyva - Saxophone

    John Hanson - Drums/Percussion

    Bobby Patrick - Lead Guitar 

    Max Graham - Mandolin/Vocals

    Corey Hess - Percussion

    Kerri Joy - Violin/Vocals 


    Produced, Recorded, and Mixed by Corey Hess - Cedar Tone Sound - Minneapolis, MN

    Mastered by Rob Schlette at Anthem Mastering

    Cover Photo by Joe Kenny | Cover Photo Concept by Angela Flower

    Back Cover Photo and Album Design by Tim McG Photography

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