Reviewer: W.Marek (France) -----I saw these guys on stage in Toulouse (France) before the Chuck-Berry part... Oh my ! they rocked sooo much . Hearty singer, tremendous player, hollow walking bass... and one of the best drummers I ever saw on stage (I had the chance to congrats him live after the concert !) The concert sounded silent, weird, when they left the place to let Chuck enter. It was great to see him... but all the brilliance was gone.
“The Austin Review”----- Intense, powerful, innovative, stunningly executed, and, at points, on the verge of overwhelming
Krunoslav Markutovic "Boom Boom" blues show No.7 on VFM RADIO 91,6 MHz - Vinkovci/Croatia. ------ Thank you from bottom of my Croatian heart for keepin' blues alive in such good way, that gives me thrills all over my soul. THIS IS FANTASTIC !!!!
Gustavo Rozenberg "GOOD TIME BLUES RADIO PROGRAM" FM 91.3 RE BUENOS AIRES-ARGENTINA ----- We´re goona play more songs from your Cd because the listeners wanted to hear more!
“Gritz”-Southern Music Magazine ----- This is primal, raging, and aboriginal in nature!
Hermann in Germany ----- I heard the new CD and I heard a new Sound of Blues and I feel it deeply like never before
“The Groove” Australian Magazine ----- The Lone Star State's Joe Richardson Express is setting new boundaries for the Blues.
“Bobtje Blues” of Belgium ----- His latest album 'Somhelgisfel', can truly be seen as a rarity concerning sublimity......a true masterpiece.
“Blues Revue” ----- Heavy South Texas trio the Joe Richardson Express brew strong stuff. Richardson filters Delta blues through a very modern mind!
Phil Knipe of KLFM Radio, Australia ----- "Joe Richardson has the ability to breathe new life into the blues with rich lyrics, screaming slide guitar and tasty bits of harmonica all in one diverse cd".
Guitarist Tommy Cougar,"Stockholm,Sweden ----- Very cool indeed!!
Tadashige Tanimoto,"Japan" ----- The acoustic numbers are Great!! The CD reminds me of Austin
Steve Pringle "The Friday Freeway Blues" KMHD Portland, Or ----- "This is the low down dirty swamp blues that grabs at your soul and pulls it down to your balls!"
Mladen Loncar - Mike Show ROCK OKO (ROCK – EYE) RADIO/KRIZEVCI 96,60 MHz CROATIA ----- Joe Richardson with his excellent band consist of: Richard Lamm on drums and John Wolfe on bass. They make , represent, and play extraordinary blues music. ''NON STOP'', is an extraordinary musical work!
New Zealand fan ----- Watched the band in Austin at last years SXSW, Awesome, maybe we could sort a NZ show we have seen nothing of this calibre for so many years.
“BluesRockers” review --Tom Branson ---- Richardson has created a delta flavored, black gospel inspired acoustic masterpiece. From the opening track "Killin' In The Name of the Lord", this recording is absolutely spellbinding.
September 28, 2006 was proclaimed Joe Richardson Day in Austin, Texas by Mayor Will Wynn. Joe and the Express performed "Virginia" in the council chambers at City Hall at approximately 5:30 p.m. After performing the song for the Mayor and Council members, they received the Proclamation. The City Council meeting aired live on Cable Channel 6 and we hope you all enjoyed the unplugged performance. Thanks....... the Joe Richardson Express !!
The latest journey that Joe Richardson and the Express have embarked on, is a collaboration CD with Alan Wilder of Depeche Mode fame. Previously, the Joe Richardson Express, have released three all original music recordings with the Austin, Texas label Viewpoint Records,and two with indie label, Jamey Slane Records.
“The Express” as many fans call them, "Blew the crowds away" last year on a whirlwind tour of France, Denmark, and the Czech Republic, with non-other than the “Father of Rock and Roll” Mr. Chuck Berry!
Joe has lent his abilities too much of the high profile Austin TX talent. Two examples of this include; co-writing “Hundred Pounds of Pain” with Omar of Omar and the Howlers fame; Playing on the Anthem played for the passing of the Olympic Torch through Austin;
Joe Richardson’s music can be found in a wide range of places, for instance, ”Killin’ in the Name of the Lord” will be featured in a Broadway musical. Four of his songs were selected for the soundtrack of the Vietnam War documentary, “In the Shadow of the Blade”. Also, the song “I’ve Seen the Devil” will appear in the soundtrack of the major motion picture “Townies”. His music has also been used on the educational program “Toxic Mold Solutions”, 2003. The CD “Addiction, Highs and Lows”, released by Janet Fisher and Goodnight Kiss Music, and this years Prism Awards also used a tune by Joe. Several terrific “Express” videos can be seen on the Austin Music Network.
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