Confucius said, “A craftsman, if he wishes to do good work, must first sharpen his tools.” That being said, Joe Sly's music is honed like an acupuncture needle. It slips under your skin, stimulates your vitality, then leaves you feeling good all over.
For all you TV watchers out there, you may already be familiar with this feeling after hearing some of his songs on NBC, ABC, TLC, History, Bio, A&E, Esquire, the Oprah Winfrey Network, Netflix, and in countries all over the world.
Sharpening his skills on the global stage for most of his life, Joe has shared audiences with a very large array of bands (Train, Maroon 5, Lady Antebellum, John Prine, Avett Brothers, Gillian Welch...) in venues such as Hard Rock Cafe-(Beijing), Summerfest-(Milwaukee), Lambeau Field-(Green Bay), Bluebird Cafe (Nashville), and numerous festivals, clubs, and coffeeshops from coast to coast.
His songs have earned him musical residencies in Thailand, San Francisco, and throughout the Fox Valley of Wisconsin. Hundreds of college and mainstream radio stations, independent films, and Podcasts across the globe have also found his music a perfect fit.
He's even performed with the Blue Man Group and spent several years as Musical Director/Bandleader of the WAMI (Wisconsin's "Grammy") Awards show.