From Michigan, Joe is one of the most talented and prolific Artist/Songwriter/Poet's in Nashville today. He has written over a thousand songs and he tours and bases out of Nashville. Coproduced by Pat Flynn, Joe's latest CD release "Plain Jane", is turning heads up and down Music Row and in New York and L.A.. Joe alternates between performing solo and with a full band. Be watching for Joe Nolan, he is coming your way soon. His Nashville performance on October 10th, at the world famous Blue Bird Cafe, during the Nashville New Music Conference called 2NMC was a huge success!
Joe has performed at Natasha's Cafe in Lexington, KY in conjunction with the Woodsongs Old Time Radio show. The USA Songwriting Competition chose Joe to be featured on the very successfull radio show that they sponsor, the Acoustic Cafe, as the "One To Watch" in March 2002. In conjunction Joe was picked to play Atlantis on August 3rd, in Atlanta, GA. Joe performed in the Circle of Songs Showcase sponsored by USA Songwriting Competition & Guild/Fender Guitars on October 16, 2002 at Moomba (Los Angeles, CA), and at the Crooked Bar (Los Angeles,CA) on October 18. He appeared at the Hotel Utah in San Fransisco, CA on October 22. Joe was also chosen to perform December 12 for the Atlana Unplugged - Showcase & Networking event, at the legendary Eddie's Attic in Decatur, GA.
Here is a review written by Clay Steakley and taken from the January/February 2002 issue of Performing Songwriter Magazine or you can read this review of "Plain Jane" taken from Music Reviews Quarterly magazine.
This picture was taken in 1994 when Joe was a Staff Writer
for Al Jolson Black & White Music, BMI, where he wrote and recorded from 1993 to 1995.
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"...vividly imagined..." - Jim Ridley, The Nashville Scene
"...a once in a blue moon recording...a genuine beauty..." Martin Fullington, Music Reviews Quarterly
"...folk-pop of the highest order...4 stars..." Bob Strauss, L.A. Daily News