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Another Great Album

A sparse, honest album reminiscent of Julie Blue and Canyon Joe. This one took a bit to grow on me. At first listen it seemed as though it all sounded the same, but after a few spins, some of the tracks really stood out for me, such as "Pioneer, "Down to the Water" and "Ride off on a Cloud". The stories are really what make this album, and lyrically I think it's probably Joe's best work. Well worth a listen.


Born: Fayetteville, AR

Genre: Singer/Songwriter

Years Active: '00s

Joe Purdy, a singer/songwriter from Arkansas, put in his time working at a loading dock and as a counselor at a private high school before his song "Wash Away" became synonymous with the 2004 season of ABC's Lost. Purdy left Arkansas for California in 2001, where he learned how to play the piano and began writing songs. He went on to record several homemade albums, breaking into the L.A. music scene with 2003's StompinGrounds. It was around this time that Purdy was contacted by J.J. Abrams, the executive...
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