About Papa Joe
Papa Joe has played with many greats, like Teddy Washington, former 1st trumpet player and director for James Brown. Also, with Roy Roberts, who played with Steve Wonder, Solomon Burke, Otis Redding, Sam Cook. Additionally, some of the Latin greats, like Jose Fajardo, Paquito Echevarria, who played with Gloria Estefan, Afredito Rodriguez, Luis Santi, Willie Vhirino (Richie Puente, Tito Puentes’ son ), Patato Valdes, and many more. One of Papa Joe’s first bands was called the Wild Surfers. Papa Joe grew up in Miami Beach, Florida, world known as “South Beach.” He fell in love with the sport of surfing and went all the time with the other members of the Wild Surfers. They were so wild that they used to surf when ever there was a hurricane nearby. That’s why they called themselves the Wild Surfers. They played at just about every fraternity party and teenage dance hall around town. After that, Pap Joe went back to playing with a group call the Baby Blues, a band composed of 4 musicians: keyboards, bass, drums, and him on guitar. They traveled all over the country doing from one day to a week in different cities and towns. Now he is traveling all around the United States of America and has 2 CDs that are doing really well. The 2nd CD’s title is “Nobody Nobody Home.” It features a crossover Latin song called “Se Le Fue La Guagua” which means “She Missed the Bus.” You’ve got to hear them, your feet won’t stop moving with these songs. They will make you sing, dance and everything else, what a groove !!! Papa Joe is a Cuban born and raised in the United States of America, arriving at Key West, Florida. At an early age, he took a big interest in Afro-American music listening to the greats like Ray Charles, BB King, James Brown , Ottis Redding and many, many more. Papa Joe’s soulful powerful voice and guitar playing talent is only matched by his stage persona. His talent as an entertainer leaves no one sitting on their lonely behinds. He feels what the fans want to hear and gets them all dancing and grooving all night long!!! When in S FL, all the cats and gals are calling up to go and catch his shows. Fans love his Cuban Afro-Blues sound! The fans at a recent gig kept asking him for more and more songs. They kept screaming “one more, one more!!!” This bluesman has a unique style that catches all the different cultures from the Caribbean, South and Central America and the European continent as well!!! Experience the Cuban-Salsa, Dominican Merengue, Colombian Cumbia and the Latin jazz!!! There are no words to describe the awesome talent of this artist!!! All I can say is try and catch his shows or get some of his CDs and you will love him too!!!
Blues, R & B, Classic Rock, Latin