Comeback

by Joe Carey

Released 2017
Released 2017
Good old Minnesota folk rock
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With his rock band The Chinwaggers on hiatus, St. Paul singer-songwriter Joe Carey sought a new approach to making his next solo album. That led him to a little old church in the middle of northern Minnesota's Iron Range...Sparta Sound Studio. Purchased and converted in 2005 by local rock pioneer Rich Mattson (Ol' Yeller, The Tisdales, Rich Mattson & The Northstars), Sparta Sound had been a destination for regional bands of all genres for over a …
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Wayward Son

by The Chinwaggers

Released 2014
Released 2014
Soulful Americana rock with a twist of Irish whiskey-infused twang.
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In the age of digitally downloaded gems sung by auto-tuned pop idols, Twin Cities-based rock band The Chinwaggers wanted to make a statement. So in late 2012, singer-songwriter Joe Carey, along with guitarist Blair Krivanek, bassist Nick Salisbury, and drummer Jordan Carlson, began the journey laying down tracks in living rooms, garages, basements, etc. with one goal in mind...to create an organic, no frills, straight forward rock experience that could tell a story both lyrically …
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Sunflower Soul

by Joe Carey

Released 2009
Released 2009
Raw, indie, roots rock that hearkens back to the 70's.
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St. Paul singer-songwriter Joe Carey’s newest solo release, Sunflower Soul, is a dynamic concoction made up of equal parts vintage guitar tones, straight forward rock beats, and raw yet tastefully melodic vocals. From the anthem-like opening title track to the lyrically inclusive Timid Child, Carey’s songwriting has evolved into an eclectic style of his own while still paying homage to some of his favorites such as the Black Crowes and the Jayhawks...not …
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Wondervibe

by Joe Carey

Released 2003
Released 2003
Soulful pop rock with a retro groove
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Minnesota pop rocker Joe Carey’s debut release, Wondervibe, is a well-balanced mural of sound that blends soulful rock grooves with passionate singing and heartfelt lyrics. Influenced by the rock stylings of Led Zeppelin and The Who, along with the soul of Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Wonder, Carey recaptures the honesty and simplicity of the late 60’s and 70’s pop rock sound. From the feel-good rhythm of To Be Alive, to the smooth-yet-street wisdom of …
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