Fireside Collective, Joe Miller – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA – January 12th, 2017

Fireside Collective, Joe Miller

Fireside Collective

Joe Miller

Thu · January 12, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$8 ADV - $10 DOS + Fees

Fireside Collective
Fireside Collective
Quickly blazing a name for themselves with their progressive approach to American folk music, Fireside Collective delights listeners with memorable melodies and contemporary songwriting. Formed in the mountain city of Asheville North Carolina, the band plays original songs on stringed instruments, intended for a modern audience. Following the release of their debut album “Shadows and Dreams”, the band hit the road seeking to engage audiences with their energetic live show built on instrumental proficiency, colorful harmonies, and innovative musical arrangements.

Well what do you call it?

“Bluegrass, Newgrass, perhaps Progressive folk…” These are some descriptions mandolinist and songwriter Jesse Iaquinto chooses to identify with. “Depending on where you come from and your experience with folk music, you may think we’re very traditional, or on the other hand, consider us a progressive act. We appreciate both ends of the spectrum and may lie on a different end on any given night.” While roots music lies at the core of the Collective’s songs, a willingness to explore the boundaries and present relevant new material remains fundamental.

The band burst onto the scene in early 2014 following the release of “Shadows and Dreams.” The album weaves bluegrass, funk, rock, and blues influences into a refreshing representation of modern folk music. From the opening track “Poor Soul” with it’s energetic bluegrass overtones to the closer “Shine the Way Home”, the album takes listeners on a journey through simple love songs to complex themes such as metaphysics and coexistence. The album, recorded in Asheville at Sound Temple Studios, features guest musicians from Asheville’s rich acoustic music scene alongside members of the Fireside Collective.

In 2016, Fireside will be performing heavily throughout the Southeast, making a trip out to Colorado, and venturing up the East coast. If you revel in the sounds of acoustic instrumentation, enjoy the excitement of energetic live performances, and delight in the creation of original songs, then follow the Fireside Collective as they journey into another exciting year of musical endeavors.
Joe Miller
Standing in front of a choir consisting of 70 third graders, an eight-year-old Joe Miller, knew that he wanted to perform for the rest of his life when he was chosen as the guest student conductor for Cohen Elementary choir performance of "Hakuna Matata".

Miller started singing at a very young age, imitating some of his favorite artists at the time such as Garth Brooks, Lauryn Hill, Tupac Shakur, and Billy Joel. He learned how to read and write music starting in fifth grade when he picked up the saxophone as his first instrument. Over the next few years, he battled his vocals with his sax learning, trying to figure out what he wanted to do with music in his life. It wasn't until Joe was fifteen years old when he figured that he would do both. He had picked up his friends electric guitar for the first time and became hooked.

Years later, Joe had started to play coffeehouses around Upstate New York with his new acoustic guitar in hand, writing songs about people, love, and life lessons. His brother, Ryan, invited Joe to record a live album at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where he was currently enrolled and practicing recording arts. After the album's release, Joe took it on the road around New York State and Pennsylvania, playing legendary clubs like Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, NY, and The Lion's Den in Manhattan.

After high school, Joe enrolled as a music major at the Butler School of Music at Mansfield University in the Endless Mountain region of Northern Pennsylvania. It was here that Joe studied American folk music under Dr. Douglas Crowder, learning the ways of musicians such as Doc Watson, Bob Dylan, The Carter Family, and Tony Rice. It was during this time that Joe started recording his first full band studio album with Foxtrot Mango Records in Montreal, QC. He titled the album "Worn Out Joke" and released it in the summer of 2007. After the album's release, Joe went on the road again to help promote his new work. He was named Pennsylvania's finalist for the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for his song entitled "The Troubadour", and started gaining attention from many college radio stations around the Northeast.

With his college years behind him, Joe decided that it was best for him to move somewhere where his music would be better recognized. In April of 2009, Joe quickly relocated to Asbury Park, NJ, busking on the boardwalks of the Jersey shore to help him afford to live in such an expensive state. Shortly after his move, Joe was nominated for his first Asbury Music Award, and quickly started gaining praise from the New Jersey music community, packing clubs in both New Jersey and NYC.

After 5 years of writing, recording, producing, and mastering his own work, Joe released his extremely intimate and long awaited album, "Wooden Nickels - The Organic Sessions". The album consisted of both folk-rock and hip-hop music featuring independent artists from all over the country. The record release took place in front of a sold out crowd at his favorite venue, The Saint right in Asbury Park. Again, Joe was nominated for more Asbury Music Awards including Record of the Year for his song "Wooden Nickels". The director of the awards ceremony had even asked Joe to perform the song during the show.

In 2012, Joe was named New Jersey's top male vocalist in the 3rd Annual Jersey Acoustic Music Awards.

Currently, Joe is working with his new band, Coming After Francis, in the studio. He continues to write and perform as a solo acoustic musician as well. He is currently working on a new EP called "The Back of My Hand", due for release sometime in 2013.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104