Albums

Hooverville (2015)

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Click on the image to listen to Hooverville

Junction City (2014)

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Click on the image to listen to Junction City

The First Fruits Project (2015)

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Click the image to listen to The First Fruits Project

Welcome

Thanks for supporting independent music, and of course thanks for taking time to look specifically at my website and listen to my music.  If you like stories then I think you will like my songs.  I have a song called "I remember."  It is about how I write - putting myself in someone else's shoes in some other place and time, and then trying to imagine what they must have thought and felt.  I get a lot of inspiration from old photographs, and you will find plenty of those in my videos and at my concerts.  I am especially grateful to the Library of Congress website.  It is an amazing resource that everyone should spend some time on.  I also love hearing people's personal and family stories (share your stories here if I you are OK with me making them into a song).  I'm not sure what music genre I am.  Many songs are definitely folk, while more than a few would be called Americana.  Then there are a some other songs that would probably be considered something else.  In the end they are all story songs in one form or another.   I figure that as long as people keep living I will never run out of song material.

How about a house concert?


They're not nearly as expensive as you think, and I love meeting new people and hearing their stories.  Contact me for details.
 

Press

"Accompanied by Julie Belanger Roy (violin, flute and vocals), Jonathan Maness (mandolin) and Yanic Bercier (drums), Beeler created a unique auditory experience. A key point in his performance was the song “Hooverville,” which tells the story of a day in the life of a Hooverville citizen during the Great Depression. Aided by a black and white slide show and Roy’s beautiful violin playing, the song came together to tell an amazing story of the shanty towns built by homeless people during the Depression. Joe Beeler is definitely a local artist to look out for." - University of Tennessee student Daily Beacon

“"Junction City,” an 18-song collection released earlier this year, are an extension of Beeler’s faith, determination and love of life. They’re not always pretty songs, but life isn’t always pretty, as some of Joe’s favorite songwriters (Chris Knight, Steve Earle, Bruce Springsteen) will be the first to tell you. But they are good songs. Fine songs, in fact, and his voice is rich and warm and perfect for telling stories in them." - Maryville daily Times


 

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