Joe Athon is a singer, songwiter, and multi-instrumentalist from Kansas City.
His music is a mixture of pop, rock and jazz elements that comes across as a fresh, new sound, while maintaining a timeless quality.
Harmonically, Joe's songs range from simple pop progressions to complex jazz inspired settings. Instrumentation often include horn arrangements.
Joe utilizes a variety of grooves in his writing including funky riffs, and strait ahead pop/rock beats.
Much of his musical training had been centered around jazz and composition with an emphasis as saxophone as his main instrument. In this capacity Joe has played as a side man with groups such as The Ojays and the Temptations as well as a host of regional acts ranging from Blues, Jazz, Rock, R&B, & Soul.
Through the late 90's and through 2007, Joe was a staple front man and singer for many midwestern variety bands. In 2007, Joe quit perfoming for corporate events and high end weddings to pursue his own music.