10 Songs, 34 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5

10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Love lessons


Sultry bass, textured rhythms, love lessons. The Love Bravely title, explains it all. Lyrically, the journey through the tracks, reminds you to do such that 'love bravely' : Love who you wanna love, even if you are afraid :

The greatest thing about any Firstman song is the ability to keep your mind rolling through the lyrics wanting to hit replay again and again, searching for understanding and relating.

Another great one from the great Firstman ~ get it!

Joe Firstman Never Fails


With a new twist on “The Cordovas”, Firstman and team again offer up a unique record that gives the bird to conformity in the pop world. Not missing is Joe’s catchy hooks and melodic vocals. Lyrically, it’s interesting. Vocally, it’s good to hear Firstman back in melody from some of his recent records. This one took a few listens, but now is frankly one of my favorite Firstman records. It’s different, but catchy and fun.

Music For Smart People


It bravely moves and flows just like the ocean, like nature, like love. Get it.

About Joe Firstman

A singer, songwriter, and late-night bandleader, Joe Firstman has worn many hats during his career. In the '90s, the Charlotte, NC native became a staple of the local college music scene with his band Firstman (originally Isabel Sol). After spending years supporting national acts that rolled through town, Firstman (the man, not the band) decided to roll the dice on stardom with a move to Hollywood in 2001. After arriving on the west coast, Firstman assembled another eponymous band and set to work building a name for himself by playing shows and working to introduce himself to industry insiders. In 2003, the gamble paid off and Firstman landed a major-label deal, signing with Atlantic Records. That same year, the singer/songwriter’s debut full-length, The War of Women, was released. After touring nationally in support of major acts like Sheryl Crow, Jason Mraz, and Willie Nelson, Firstman decided it was time for another change. In 2005 he left Atlantic to become the bandleader for NBC’s late-night program, Last Call with Carson Daly. His new gig didn’t prevent him from continuing to write music, and in 2006 he released the EP Live at the Sandbox. He would continue to self-release records throughout his tenure on the show, releasing DrAMA! in 2007 and Fell Swoops in 2008. In 2009, NBC decided to go in another direction with Last Call, leaving him out of a job. Relocating from Hollywood to the surf community of El Porto, Firstman once again refocused his efforts on songwriting. The result would be his 2010 album, El Porto, which he released on his own imprint, Firstman Music. ~ Gregory Heaney



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