It has been my pleasure to play all over the country including some great San Francisco Bay area venues. Hundreds of songs with fine lyrics are ready to get to your heart. A few are my own, some belong to old friends and were gathered in travels over America. Sets include writers like Leadbelly, Leonard Cohen, Ray Charles, Richard Thompson, Joni Mitchell, John Prine, Chris Stapleton, Tom Waits, and Irving Berlin.
The sound is lush analogue high-fidelity. Main guitars are custom-made Jubal and Avian multi-scale guitars using dropped tunings primarily in C,G,D,G,B,E. K&K pickups and Shure SM81 provide internal and external guitar signals to a Soundcraft live mixer.
For booking or to discuss projects, reach me through the contact page. Please check my calendar and patronize my venues in the San Francisco Bay area: Swirl on the Square and Tap25 in Livermore, The Fourth Bore in Orinda, Tiburon Tavern in Tiburon, Mullin's Bar and Grill/Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, The Cannery Cafe in Hayward, Cafe Zoe in Menlo Park, Flight Wine Bar and Cafe in Fremont, The Dublin Vine in Dublin, and Jered's Pottery Studio Gallery in Richmond.
“You are an amazing pro. Love your sound. Incredible talent, Joe. 'One Meatball' tells a great story with expressive lyrics, voice and acoustic. Great style.” —Chuck Brunicardi
“Well-crafted, compelling composition... well-executed performance & production! Nice tracks.” —Kerry Leigh
“Joe Kady is the real thing.” —Bruce Wheelock, Flying Whale Recording
"A wonderful style" ---Cafe Zoe, Menlo Park
"What a voice!" ---Kathy Ray
“Great passion in your sound.” —John Revitte
“Your music sounds fantastic!” —Graham Hill