Joe McLean plays smooth singer/songwriter hits and rare gems of the '70s through the '90s, with a touch of bluesy twang.
With years of experience playing everything from country to jazz-funk fusion, Joe has developed an easy-going style that is both cool and cunning. He currently leads the rock power trio, Good Dinos, with his electric guitar and vocals, as well as contributing both to The Moondogs and Son Dogs bands in Central Illinois.
As a solo artist, Joe McLean brings out the storytelling and mellow campfire songs with his acoustic guitar. You may hear John Prine, or Townes Van Zandt, with a little Led Zeppelin or Rolling Stones thrown in for good measure. Joe's laid back vocal delivery and convincing guitar chops carry each song with a refreshing naturalness.
Joe McLean's improvisational skills and stage presence were developed during his tenure with Cincinnati's premier fusion band, Ray's Music Exchange, playing alongside such acts as John Scofield, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, and Umphrey's McGee.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Neil Young, John Prine, Cat Stevens, Gordon Lightfoot,
Van Morrison, Emmylou Harris
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