Joe Beard Joe Beard 200g D2D LP
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Recorded At Blue Heaven Studios During Blues Masters at the Crossroads 2010!
200g Vinyl Cut By Kevin Gray , Engineered by Katsu Naito & Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Born and raised in Ashland, Mississippi, guitarist Joe Beard was surrounded by
aspiring and veteran blues musicians. Matt “Guitar” Murphy and his brother Floyd
were Beard’s childhood buddies and the ones who initially got him started on
Beard moved to Rochester, New York in the mid-1950s and from time to time would
visit one of his brothers in Chicago. He became enamored with the blues being
played there and eventually sat in, both with John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters.
In Rochester, he formed the Soul Brothers Six, playing bass and singing. He
wouldn’t perform in public on guitar until 1965. For most of the 1960s on
through the '80s, Beard worked as an electrician by day and would occasionally
play out at night and on weekends. He long ago gained a reputation as one of the
best local players around Rochester and has sporadically been counted as one of
the best nationally.
In the '90s, Beard began recording with the Audioquest label, and those two
releases have won major acclaim within the blues and audiophile communities.
• From 2010 Direct To Disc Sessions
• 200g Vinyl
• Cut by Kevin Gray
• Engineered by Katsu Naito
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Recorded at Blue Heaven Studios
1. New York Woman
2. Going Back to Mississippi
3. I Want To Get Close To You
1. No More Cherry Rose
2. Every 60 Seconds
3. Tired of the Way We Are Living