the Human Cannonball
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||the Combines Are Coming||Joe West||3:53||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Oklahoma Bound||Joe West||4:13||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||the Human Cannonball||Joe West||4:28||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||$300 Car||Joe West||4:13||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Anita Pita||Joe West||3:20||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Trotsky's Blues||Joe West||3:31||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Straight Man In a Gay World||Joe West||3:46||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Jam Bands In Colorado||Joe West||4:09||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Cowgirl Hall of Fame||Joe West||4:37||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Banker's Son||Joe West||3:52||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Jimmy Joe the Wrangler||Joe West||4:51||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Talkin Terror Yodel||Joe West||0:43||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Heaven||Joe West||4:13||$0.99||View In iTunes|
Santa Fe Loves Joe West
I currently reside in Santa Fe and am lucky enough to get to see Joe during his frequent gigs at the renowned/infamous Cowgirl Hall of Fame. I can't think of a better place for it...this town loves him, and in a way, his songwriting helps define the town. Joe injects his songs with a strong shot of strange, creative and funny spunk, while keeping the guitars and banjos melodically rolling along. This album has got some of my favorites...from the tongue-in-cheek 'Jam Bands in Colorado' to the title track "Human Cannonball". Excellent choice, especially if you're heading to the Cowgirl anytime soon. Great dinner tunes to go with your green chile enchiladas!
Way Out West
I do a weekly independent music podcast called The Great American Music Hour (available on iTunes) and have played Joe West numerous times on my show. I especially like "Oklahoma Bound" and the title track, "The Human Cannonball," but if you like those two you'll love them all. Joe's got a great sense of humor that really comes through in his music.
Joe is what we really mean by an "American original". Creative, interesting, fun. He recognizes the spirit and character of people at the same time being a spiritual character. Listen to the lyrics and stories and enjoy the musicality and skill of the musicians. His songs will quickly become like your favorite t-shirt or shoes, in the greatest way. Reminds me of elemenst of Lou Reed, Ben Folds, Elvis Costello and Springsteen... really undifnable as far as genre.