Monday, May 3, 2010

Cory Joseph is Back in Town

A couple days ago I talked to my friend and talented musician Cory Joseph about what he was up to in the local So Cal music scene. After a successful and adventuresome tour in the north by northwest direction, Cory is back to playing local gigs and not even missing the friendly smiles of strangers in Oregon that initially alarmed him (you don’t get that kind of treatment from the common passerby in LBC). Cory’s got a lineup of boys-are-back-in-town shows in the Long Beach area. Like Saturday Night, music is best served live. And Cory Joseph is no exception. Check out his full line up of shows throughout May at the bottom of this post. Need persuasion? How 'bout this as validation: Cory was the face of the “everyday musician” in T-Mobile’s earlier MyTouch campaign! Which means he has indirectly kept company with Dwyane Wade, Phil Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Eric Clapton…the list of myTouch’s poster children goes on and on. cory Joseph is worthy of your attention and not just because of his semi celebrity. He's got a voice that'll make you happy you drove to a Long Beach bar to see him.
To close: We asked Cory to share with us his top 5 local musicians:

Cory: Well it's hard to pick out just 5, but I'd say (in no particular order): Mike Vitale, who I was on the road with the last weeks of April, Adam Watts' band Fallborn, Deccatree, Chris Paul Overall, & of course Jay Buchanan are a few of my local favorites.

Below are some samplings from Cory’s picks for your listening enjoyment.

[Jay Buchanan. photo by Josh Lipking]
Jay Buchanan: This is a live video of his performance on the streets of Long Beach in 09.

 [Chris Paul Overall]
Chris Paul Overall “New York City”
<a href="">New York City by Chris Paul Overall</a>

 [Mike Vitale]
Mike Vitale “We’ve Been Down This Road Before”
<a href="">We've Been Down This Road Before by Mike Vitale</a>

Adam Watts’s Band Fallborn: “Poison Soul”

Deccatree “Tears/Belong”

BONUS TRACK: I'm stoked about Cory's new side project, Long Beach Blues Army. Here's a live recording of them. Cory and the guys are amazing!

See more of Cory at any of his upcoming shows in May, listed below. You can check out his music at 

Monday, May 3, 2010 at Auld Dubliner
71 S Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA
Set: 10:00 PM
Tickets: Free!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at Mai Tai Bar In LB
97 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
Set: 6:00 PM
All Ages

Saturday, May 8, 2010 at Long Beach Bike Festival @ Long Beach Bike Festival
Pine ave, Long Beach, CA 90803
Set: 1:30 PM
All Ages
Tickets: FREE!

Monday, May 10, 2010 at Mai Tai Bar In LB
97 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
Set: 6:00 PM
All Ages

Monday, May 31, 2010 at LBCreative! Creative Mixer & Potluck @ Pollen
1332 Gladys Ave, Long Beach, CA 90804
Set: 7:00 PM
All Ages

Cheers Darlins,

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts with Thumbnails