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 BayThe 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


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Chouinard Vineyards and Winery, 33853 Palomares Road, Castro Valley, CA 94552

Chouinard Winery is located in Palomares Canyon between Castro Valley and the Livermore wine country on the historic Cook Ranch. Since 1983 we have been welcoming our guests into our Winemaking family. Bring a picnic and taste wine under the 100 year old oak trees, listen to live music, or celebrate a special event, wedding or party in the vineyard. Chouinard's winery is an extension of our winemaking passion. Malbec, Chardonnay, Barbera Rose, Cabernet, Chenin Blanc, Port, we craft award winning wines of all types.


Winter Ssolstice Soiree - Joe Kady

Joe Kady

Dublin Vine, 5200 Dublin Blvd, Dublin, CA

Every other Friday is tap takeover at the Dublin Vine/Whole Foods. Kona Brewing beers is featured on tap and by the barrel this week. A few Hawaiian tunes may be on tap too. Music at 5PM. at the Dublin Vine. Come on.