Little Joe McLerran has been taking his Piedmont Blues to all corners of the Earth. In the spring of 2010, on behalf of Jazz at Lincoln Center and the US State Department, Little Joe took his band for a month long tour of Middle Eastern countries Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain. "He was singing "Hair Parted in the Middle" to veiled University girls in Saudi Arabia and they were going crazy", witnessed Robbie Mack.
Little Joe's fourth album, "Believe I'll Make a Change" on the Root Blues Reborn record label, release late in 2009, rose to #1 on the radio airplay charts in Feburary of 2010 ending up being the 12th most played Blues album of the year. Downbeat and Blues Review magazines hearld it as Little Joe's finest work to date.
On February 7, 2009 Little Joe realized a goal, four years in the making, by taking 1st Place at the 25th Annual Blues Foundation's International Blues Challenge [IBC] held in Memphis. With three stellar sets in his fourth consecutive trip to the IBC, Little Joe walked away with the crown, all by himself.
Little Joe has traveled from coast to coast, the Middle East and Europe playing festivals and club dates. These dates have included the Mississippi Valley Blues Fest in Davenport, IA, King Bisquit (Arkansas Heritage) in Helena, AR, the Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland, OR, the Illinois Blues Fest, the Heritage Blues Festival in Wheeling, WV, the Rootsways Blues Festival in Parma, Italy, the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise into the Pacific and countless others.