Perhaps the strongest of the EP’s track trio is "The Captain," although each of the three songs holds its own through powerful lyrics ("Sayin’ please, on my knees/ I gave my all with nothing returned” in “How Could You”) and a forceful rock ballad interpretation sustained across the entire album.
Joe Altier, Just Joe’s real name, should strike a familiar chord with Syracuse dwellers, since he’s a rock artist born and raised in their city. You may know him as former vocalist of Brand New Sin (BNS), with whom he toured North America, the United Kingdom and Ireland, and released three worldwide-distributed albums. Following his split from BNS, Just Joe amassed an eclectic repertoire of more than 1,000 cover tracks, ranging from Frank Sinatra to Metallica.
A tireless, prolific artist, Just Joe
will leave you searching for his other works, including The
Last Days of Planet Earth with Elephant
Mountain. He formed this Syracuse-based “straight up rock’n roll” quintet
with former BNS guitarist Brian "Slider" Azzoto,
lead guitarist John Hanus (Mandate of Heaven), bassist Dave Hoyt (Ledyard) and
drummer Lewk Detor (Villains Trust).
Keep an eye on the New Times for more on Just Joe and check out his new full-length album here.
And for more show dates, visit www.justjoe.com.