To celebrate a decade of songwriting and playing music, Joe Yoga has put together a Retrospective NYC Tour – five venues, seven days, ten years of songs. Each show in the tour is centered around a different theme, signifying the stops and signposts along his journey over the past ten years.
As a singer/songwriter Joe Yoga regularly plays venues all over NYC. He released his most recent album, Life Out East, in September 2010. Joe’s album of earlier recordings collected from now-unavailable releases, The Dreamless Sea, is available for free download at bandcamp.com.
On November 1st, the tour began at the Sidewalk Café with songs from The Dreamless Sea. The intimate setting was a perfect compliment for this collection of songs. On stage, Joe Yoga stood alone with his acoustic guitar, delivering a performance that was powerful, honest, and captivating. Raw emotion, heartbreak, frustration, and sudden joy broke through these songs, as Joe shared music from the dreamless sea, revealing poetic lyrics, sincere melodies, and the landscape of his heart.
Find out why Joe Yoga is one of NYC’s beloved musicians as he continues the rest of his retrospective tour, taking the audience through his own evolution as an artist over the past decade. You do not want to miss the rest of these shows!
Joe Yoga Retrospective NYC Tour dates:
Tuesday Nov 1 @ Sidewalk Café. 10pm – THE DREAMLESS SEA
Thursday Nov 3 @ Gizzi’s 7-9pm – RARITIES / B-Sides / Never-Before-Played (with special guests Marlon ‘Marbar’ Kaltenborn and Brooke McGowan)
Thursday Nov 3 @ God Tastes Like Chicken. 10:30pm – WILD CARD
Saturday Nov 5 @ Underground Asylum – LIFE OUT EAST
Monday Nov 7 @ Niagara – ALL NEW SONGS
More about Joe Yoga …
In addition to his solo work, Joe Yoga plays regularly in NYC with his band Downward Dogs. He is also part of the performance-art comedy mock rock supergroup Kill the Band and plays in the greatest rock and roll band in the world, Coach, his side project with Andrea Tarka.
As a stage performer, he was featured in Natalie Underwood’s Buckle Up, in Kill the Band (Audience Choice Award Winner, 2010 Frigid Festival) and in Ramblings of a Gentleman Scumbag (Imperial Award / Donor’s Choice, 2010 Frigid Festival).
Joe Yoga is a regularly featured performer at John Murdock’s God Tastes Like Chicken. He also writes poetry and schedules spoken word performances and readings of his work at various venues in Manhattan and the NYC area.
Joe produced “Grudge Match: Music vs. Comedy”, which featured the best up and coming musicians and comedians in the NYC. He also produces the annual Christmas spectacular, “A Very Yoga Christmas”, a holiday staple in the NYC arts scene, which will be celebrating its 4th year in 2011.
The Dreamless Sea is available as a free download at bandcamp.