Joe was born and raised in Wyoming, and he still resides there. The first time he heard Stevie Ray Vaughan, he realized his calling. You see, Joe plays Fender Stratocasters exclusively and he had developed a style no one had ever really known. That is, until he heard Stevie Ray make his Strat sing the blues. Joe has always claimed that playing a Les Paul lets you sound like everyone else, but the Stratocaster makes "Me sound like me.