Tonight we celebrate the Release of his Solo DVD, “Joey Eppard LIVE” !
Born into a musical family, Joey Eppard has become a local legend and garnered many fans across the U.S., Canada and beyond. He is well known for his soulful voice, haunting lyrics and wicked percussive acoustic guitar styling that leave many fellow musicians and music lovers in awe. While many come to know Joey first through his experimental/progressive rock band, “3”, his work as a solo musician has given him space to trek a different vein of song writing terrain, exposing this funky, folkish, soulful bard with a dark edge. The only fault Joey seems to have is in leaving his fans wanting for too long. The only other solo recording released by Eppard to date has been his stellar album, “Been to the Future” which came out in 2002.
This newest release, “Joey Eppard LIVE”, is the fattest cherry on top. One of the coolest things about this DVD is that it was his die-hard fans that made it possible. After launching a Kickstarter campaign in the early part of 2011, Joey raised over $9000. to produce this live recording. In May of 2011, about 75 of his Kickstarter supporters gathered at Nevessa Production in Woodstock, for a record 5 hour concert, to witness Joey giving his blood, sweat and tears to record what would become this 29 song DVD. What makes this all the more special is that Eppard then took these tracks and meticulously mixed them to his specification, as he had done for his previous solo release. The lapse in time between recording and release may be the best indicator as to how much slavish devotion was poured into its making. DVD Release Party at Bearsville Theater on Saturday, March 30th. Doors at 8PM, show starts at 9PM. $10. and special DVD discount.