Joe Ebel is a working songwriter who plays acoustic steel string guitar and five-string violin to make amazing music. He has released two CDs, Kadotume and Dancing With Shadows, with noted guitarist Ken Bonfield, and most recently, his critically acclaimed debut instrumental CD, Primebel. Primebel has been selected to three "Best of 2003" lists including the Top 25 Essential CDs of 2003 as selected by the staff of Echoes, the PRI syndicated radio show heard on over 150 stations, the Top Ten CDs of 2003 as selected by Grammy Award Winning Producer/Musician and TV Personality David Holt, and the Top Ten New Age and Acoustic Instrumental CDs of 2003 as selected by Bill Binkelman of Wind and Wire.
Joe calls his style "back porch classical." Though he has some classical training (his first six years of music were on violin with the classics) he claims he has not let it get in the way of his music. With experience playing old time, bluegrass, blues, folk, and rock and roll, he is very versatile on both violin and guitar.
From picturesque Asheville, North Carolina, in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, Joe showcases his unique blend of violin and guitar musings. At live performances, using an electronic phrase sampler, he displays his multi-instrumentality by layering fingerstyle acoustic guitar and violin melodies. Audiences are delighted with this technical magic but Joe never loses sight of the soul expression that is his music. The music must have emotional impact to be in Joe's repertoire.
Most recently, Joe has completed his home studio and has equipped it for remote recording. Now, anyone who desires to sweeten their tracks with violin or guitar can do so without the travel and studio expenses. Check out the Recording link to learn more.
"…here's a guy who's got an incredible touch on an instrument…" - LJ Booth/Singer/Songwriter