JOE WORREL & THE LAST FREE EXIT BAND
JANUARY 18 - 23
Who is Joe Worrel?
That is a question that can be answered but it might take a few minutes of
your time. Joe was born into a musical family in Missouri, where his Mom and
Dad made the rounds pickin’at backyard picnics, hog roasts and barn dances.
Joe learned to play the bass guitar and sing harmony by age 7 and was
hooked. At 15, Joe started touring over 200 dates a year with a group of
talented kids and played from coast to coast cutting their teeth on country
music and the road. After this great experience, Joe spread his wings
literally and joined the Air Force for his tour of duty. A decorated
Veteran, Joe served Uncle Sam in support of our freedom. Still always active
in the music scene Joe started a band, which toured regional markets for
several years. Joe has been a back up singer and bass player for many great
artists as well as an accomplished session player. Joe soon decided fronting
a band and songwriting was his calling and after a few years touring
nationally as a solo acoustic artist, he moved to Atlanta Georgia to try his
hand on bluegrass music, touring many of the finest festivals in the region.
Joe packed up his flat top and left the mountains of Georgia for high rise
city life of Chicago. Once there, Joe rediscovered his love for bass
playing, touring with some nationally renowned blues artists. Joe began work
on his CD, “Take me with you”. It was release on I-tunes in 2007 and Joe
formed The Last Free Exit Band, a group of talented musicians. He then
bought his first tour bus and hit the road with a vengeance, touring over
250 dates a year and he hasn’t looked back. Joe’s live show, which is full
of energy and variety, has been compared to the likes of great performers
like Garth Brooks and Chris Ledoux. His singing style has hints of vocal
heroes like, Ronnie Milsap, Delbert McClinton, Ronnie Dunn with a touch of
the Hagg in there that gives him a great style but yet a distinct voice of
his own. Joe's second CD "Drive a truck" is due out in 2010!