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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|
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 shows.
Purdy also began to affiliate with The Giving Tree Band starting in 2012, performing live shows in conjunction on a tour across America.
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 and Who Will Be Next? The first two were not initially released for public sale, but have been since.
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 ABC’s TV 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 Season 7, Episode 1), from Stompingrounds, was featured on House M.D.
The song "Mary May & Bobby" was playing at the Purity Ball during Tessa and Ryan's bathroom scene in episode 22 of ABC's (TV series) Suburgatory's second season.
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 in the movie starring Drew Barrymore and Justin Long, "Going the Distance", the song entitled, Miss Me. 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. Joe Purdy and Amber Rubarth, two artists steeped in the rich tradition of American folk music team up for some very special performances to coincide with the already acclaimed indie film, "American Folk" as well as its superb soundtrack album released January 2018. "American Folk” is an intimate look into our nation’s heart in the days following the attacks of 9/11. The story is told from the perspective of two people traveling across the U.S. with a sobering look into those dark days while also serving as a reminder of the power of music and a compassion that unites us all. "American Folk" won a Best New Film award at the Cleveland International Film Festival.
Purdy's "Can't Get It Right Today" has been featured on commercial advertisements for the Kia Spectra. The song is also used in many baseball games when the visiting team makes a call to the bullpen.
Purdy's “Wash Away (Reprise)" is currently featured in the Dawn Wildlife TV spot.
|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?
- Bahr, Jon (1 October 2005). "LOST AND FOUND-Joe Purdy". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
- YouTube - I just can't seem to get it right today