Joe Pisapia

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Joe Pisapia
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Pisapia signs an autograph in 2004.
Background information
Born (1968-07-25) July 25, 1968 (age 46)
Origin USA
Genres Alternative
Instruments guitar, vocals, bass, banjo, harmonica, keyboard, lap steel guitar, cow bell, appalachian dulcimer
Associated acts Guster, k.d. lang
Website joepisapia.bandcamp.com
Notable instruments
guitar, pedal steel

Joe Pisapia (born July 25, 1968[1]) is a producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist[2] who was formerly a part of the band Guster and k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang. In the past he has also released albums with his band Joe, Marc's Brother, his side project Watercolor, and the solo albums Daydreams (2002) and Nightvision (2015).

Albums[edit]

Under the name of Joe Pisapia, he released his first solo album Daydreams in 2002. He and Liz Hodder collaborated to produce Beautiful Mistakes under the band name Watercolor. With his band Joe, Marc's Brother, he has released Around The Year With Joe, Marc's Brother, The Pennsylvania Sessions, Autumnninetyeight EP, and 'The Debut Of Joe, Marc's Brother. In 2000, he worked with Anthony Rapp to release the album Look Around. He was involved with Guster for the production of Keep It Together and was pronounced an official member shortly thereafter at a show in Portland, Maine, as is documented on the DVD Guster on Ice. The band released their album, Ganging Up on the Sun, June 20, 2006. He later teamed up with k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang, co-producing and co-writing much of Sing It Loud, recorded at Pisapia's Nashville studio.[3] He produced the Ben Folds Five album "The Sound of the Life of the Mind," released in 2012. He performs pedal steel guitar on Jennifer Knapp's 2014 album Set Me Free.

On March 19, 2015, he released his second solo album, "Nightvision," along with three singles: "Burned Out," "Suitcase and Guitar," and "Wake My Heart." The release of "Nightvision" coincided with an installment of an ongoing live performance series "The Pisapia Love-In" in Nashville, TN.

Discography[edit]

Solo Works[edit]

  • Watercolor - Beautiful Mistakes (2002)
  • Joe Pisapia - Daydreams (2002)
  • Joe Pisapia - Nightvision (2015)

Producer[edit]

Podcast[edit]

There is a podcast available chronicling the making of Ganging Up on the Sun available through iTunes or Guster's website titled "Joe's Place", as they produced the album in Joe's attic. Dave Yonkman shot this footage.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.vividgreen.net/guster/faq.html#41
  2. ^ Joe Pisapia
  3. ^ "k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang on Jay Leno + "I Confess" video - 2011 tour". bandweblogs. 

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