Joe P | Texas Review | Ralph Arvesen
Joe P performing during the Tiny Music Box Tour at the ACL Live Moody Theater in Austin, Texas on May 23, 2024. (Photo: Ralph Arvesen)

When the pandemic caused the dissolution of the band he had fronted since eighth grade, Joe P found himself in isolation with ample time to experiment solo. From his New Jersey basement studio, he delved into writing, recording, and producing his most personal material yet. Posting these homegrown ideas on TikTok, Joe P quickly amassed millions of views and over 300K followers.

Among his new fans was Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, who accelerated Joe’s career by duetting with his self-made “Fighting In The Car” video. This exposure led to a deal with Neon Gold/Atlantic and the release of Joe P’s debut EP, Emily Can’t Sing, featuring singles like “Leaves,” “Fighting In the Car,” and “Off My Mind.” The latter track held steady at #1 on the Triple A charts and was later reimagined with Grammy-nominated K.Flay.

In August, Joe P released the viral fan favorite “All Day I Dream About” along with a cinematic video. The song achieved Joe’s biggest first week of streaming, with over 13k pre-saves. He followed this success with his sophomore EP, French Blonde, accompanied by the short film ‘If We Run,’ which features four live performances of his music intertwined with a plot inspired by 80s and 90s horror movies.

Joe P co-conceived and wrote the film with longtime collaborator Anthony Yebra, who also directed it. The film stars Michael Gandolfini (The Many Saints of Newark), Kevin Interdonato (The Sopranos), and Joe P himself.

Having spent much of the past year touring with artists like Middle Kids, Joywave, and Spacey Jane, Joe P is set to embark on his first headline tour this spring, including an already sold-out performance in NYC.
Fan reviews:

Best live show I’ve ever been to! Joe P and his band played phenomenally, they’re talented musicians. The emotion and strategic playing and lyricism made it engaging and really fun. It’s refreshing hearing actual live music, not some premixed and prerecorded back track. I’ve been to over 20 shows and this is in my top two for sure!

Incredible! Just saw Joe P, what a great experience. He was awesome. Now off to find his merch.

Great concert! The concert was amazing and he is an amazing singer as well. His natural voice makes it even better and how real he keeps it with his fans. Real about life and the reality of an rising artist.

Electric performance! Woah. This entire show was absolutely amazing. I had been following Joe P for a while now and was so excited to see him! Even better, at one of my favorite venues of all time! When he came out on stage the energy was electric. A wonderful night filled with great music, energy, and people!

Amazing! The first time I saw Joe P he was on tour with Spacey Jane. Joe’s set was the highlight of the night. You can tell he has so much passion for the music he makes and bleeds through in his performance. Each song holds so much emotion. From first listen to each song it sounds simple but there is a deeper meaning. If you ever get the chance to see Joe P you should definitely take that chance. You won’t regret it.
Setlist for the show at the ACL Live Moody Theater
  • Color TV
  • Leaves
  • Fighting in the Car
  • French Blonde
  • Shadow In The Sun
  • Crown Vic (Black Cloud)
  • All Day I Dream About
  • Off My Mind

Joe P shared the stage with Rainbow Kitten Surprise at the ACL Live Moody Theater. They continue across the United States with the last stop at the ACL Music Festival in Austin, Texas on October 11, 2024.

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