Jack’s 7th Show Artist Profile: Joe Walsh

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Best known for his powerful guitar licks, Joe Walsh has entertained the masses and captivated his peers for more than three decades with such classics as “Funk #49,” “Walk Away,” “Life’s Been Good,” and “Ordinary Average Guy.”

The catalogue of songs is the veritable soundtrack of our lives. And, he hasn’t stopped yet, even after releasing “One Day at a Time” on the 2005 Eagles Farewell I DVD. Along with perfecting his craft, Joe has committed time and resources to support the Santa Cruz Island Foundation and the California Innocence Project. Joe has also made several appearances on the

Drew Carey Show, MadTV, as well as on Bill Maher’s Politically Incorrect. He’s even been “animated for television” on Duck Man and The Simpsons, and all of this, while making DJ appearances.

Walsh had played with many bands, but it wasn’t until 1969, when he joined the Cleveland based power trio, The James Gang, that he got a taste of sweet success. Two of the four albums that the Gang released from 1970 to 1971 went gold. Despite this success, Joe felt it was time to go at it alone.

With no particular plans, Walsh packed his bags and headed west to Colorado. There, he put together a trio —-Barnstorm—and later that year, they released a self-titled album. Still feeling there was something more for himself, Joe decided to release his first solo album in 1973. This album proved Joe a legitimate solo act with a limitless career on the horizon.

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