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|Origin||Northwest Arkansas, United States|
|Genres||Folk, folk rock, rock|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, musician|
|Instruments||voice, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, piano, banjo|
Joe Purdy is an American singer/songwriter who has released fourteen albums over the last fifteen years. In 2017, Purdy made his acting debut in American Folk.
Purdy's albums Paris in the Morning and You Can Tell Georgia have sold a combined 80,000 single downloads online worldwide. His catalog of music has sold over 800,000 single downloads worldwide. A regular at The Hotel Café in Los Angeles, Purdy traveled to the UK with Tom McRae in 2006 as part of McRae's Hotel Cafe Tour.
Purdy's appearance at the Wireless Festival in Leeds led to a special request from The Who member Pete Townshend and his girlfriend Rachel Fuller to play with them at their acoustic "In the Attic" series of shows.
Purdy has also supported The Giving Tree Band starting in 2012, performing live shows and traveling with them on tours.
Purdy's band members have included Chris Seefried, Brian Wright, Willy C. Golden, Al Sgro, and Mike Freas.
Purdy's released albums are Joe Purdy, Sessions from Motor Ave., Stompingrounds, Julie Blue, Only Four Seasons, You Can Tell Georgia, Paris In The Morning, Canyon Joe, Take My Blanket and Go, Last Clock On the Wall, 4th of July, This American, Eagle Rock Fire, Who Will Be Next? and American Folk.
You Can Tell Georgia was recorded outside London immediately following a European tour with Tom McRae. Paris in the Morning was recorded during a short visit to Paris a few months later. In July 2009, Purdy began touring with Steve Earle.
Shortly after, the song "Suitcase" was featured in the seventh episode of Grey's Anatomy and "I Love the Rain" (also off Julie Blue) was featured in the eighth episode of the ABC show which led to "The City" (from Only Four Seasons) being included on the Grey's Anatomy Season One soundtrack, which sold over 150,000 units. Additionally, Purdy landed three more songs in Grey's episodes, "Suitcase" (from Only Four Seasons), "Can't Get It Right Today" (from You Can Tell Georgia) and, most recently, "San Jose" (from Take My Blanket And Go).
His song "Rainy Day Lament" (And "Good Days" from the album Stompingrounds), was featured in the first episode of House M.D.'s 7th season.
The song "Mary May & Bobby" was also featured in an episode of Suburgatory.
Purdy's song "Mary" (off the album Julie Blue) was featured in the film The Secret Life of Bees. He has also had a song, "Miss Me", in the Drew Barrymore and Justin Long movie Going the Distance. Several of Purdy's songs are featured in the 2013 film Straight A's. Also, Purdy's song "Outlaws" was featured in the movie A Case of You.
Purdy played the lead role of Elliot in the feature film American Folk, which was released in the U.S. through Good Deed Entertainment on January 26, 2018.
|2002||Sessions from Motor Ave.
|2006||Only Four Seasons
|2006||You Can Tell Georgia
|2006||Paris in the Morning
|2007||Take My Blanket and Go
|2009||Last Clock on the Wall
|2010||4th of July
|2014||Eagle Rock Fire
|2016||Who Will Be Next?
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