Brace yourselves friends, Joe Craven is on “tilt” again and he is bringing musical colleagues who likely have been deceived into believing he is really a “straight arrow” musician. It is Música Del Río’s desire to save these few misguided musicians (Bruce MacMillan & Jonathan Stoyanoff) from a scary musical path. They are invited (unbeknownst to Joe) to the “MDR musical rescue”... An intervention. Join us, as we do consider it a “spectator sport”. By the time Bruce & Jonathan leave here we will have opened their eyes to the “real” Joe Craven…Read on!
Bruce and Jonathan are “The Sometimers” part of JC & The Sometimers; and we are still not sure Joe is all there. We have invited Joe Craven back soon so after his last evening of hijinks is because we know these guys do not know the way out.
Jonathan Stoyanoff is one of the most highly regarded bassists bridging a vast span of musical genres. Having shared the stage with artists like B.B. King, Robert Cray, Huey Lewis, and Dave Mason; Jonathan sets the tempo for the evening. His bass helps tie this all together. He understands and presents a skilled bass-line (along with taking Joe & Bruce) to parts of uncharted Americana music.
Bruce MacMillan is a master of American Roots Music. He brings a versatile artistic energy, running from Blues to Bluegrass, Country to Jazz, and Roots to Rock & Roll. His vocals skills, along with his command of guitar, Dobro and lap steel, bring a broad palette of sound to Joe Craven & The Sometimers.
While most of you know (and are sometimes afraid of) Joe Craven, his musical resumé is boundless. He has been here as part of Painted Mandolin, Mamajowali, The Joe Craven Trio, and plain old solo Joe. When he is grounded, which does happen more often than one might expect, he may be the only living musician who has mastered the mandolin, fiddle, jawbone of an ass, and MC’ing Live Oak…all at the very same time. And with all due respect, Fred says; “Joe is the greatest living, tilted, musical showman, since Spike Jones left us back in 65.”
Join us on March 3 for our first Joe Craven intervention rescue & recital.