Joe Pitts is a powerful, soulful & multi-talented guitarist pulling influences from yesterday into today. Joe has been compared to guitarists like Warren Haynes, Michael Burks, Larry McCray and Walter Trout. Although his influences range from Duane Allman and Dickey Betts to Roy Buchanan, Joe is known for his slide guitar work with the band Liquid Groove Mojo. Joe is also heavily inside the groove with really funky rhythmic improvisations.
Studying at Berklee College of Music, set Joe up for the possibilities that are endless on a stringed instrument. Being a faithful follower of Col Bruce Hampton, ARU and the bands of HORDE, Joe's improvisational voice came into his own.
From funk to jazz to blues to rock, and everything inbetween, Joe is a musician's musician. Singing and songwriting came into play when Joe formed the Arkansas based band "Liquid Groove Mojo". Touted as one of Arkansas' best bands, the Internationally touring band has played hundreds of shows, touring Europe and the Midwest/Midsouth. Joe has been nominated for his vocal abilities, being chosen as one of the best vocalist's of the year, 2006 Indie Artist Radio awards.
**Here are a few quotes about Joe:**
~Joe Pitts is one of the hottest slide guitarists in the business. He is reminiscent of Warren Haynes and Tim Brooks.
-- Michael Knippschild, SRA Musicshop, Germany
~Say you long for the tasty slide of Duane Allman? Well don't we all? Joe Pitts seems to really channel Skydog at times on slide and lead guitar, and his vocals are very easy on the ear as well.
-- Gritz Magazine
Joe Pitts - "Just a Matter of Time" features world class players and good friends John Davies - Bass Guitar(Cate Brothers/Levon Helm) and Jahleel Eli - Drums and Percussion (Eric Gales, Public Enemy, Movie "The Drumline). Along with special guest Alligator Recording Artist Michael Burks, Hammond B3 wizard Wayne Sharp and keyboard virtuoso Stephen Winter, the music, from Rock, Blues and Jazz roots, shines through. There is also a BONUS hidden treasure that Joe included, just for the fans.
Receiving rave reviews, the critics are calling this album a must have.
You can contact Joe or keep in touch with the music at www.joepitts.com.