JOE WEST & FRIENDS is a “psychedelic country” band from Santa Fe, New Mexico which is equally at home in a hard drinkin’ honky tonk as it is in a concert hall at Radio City.
Lead by Santa Fe’s renaissance man, Joe West and populated by Santa Fe’s most amazing musicians, the band will lead you to laughter then tears and then on to the dance floor!
The Theater of Death is a theater company formed by Joe in 2014. The company produces mostly original plays by Joe inspired by the horror and comedy of the Grand Guignol of early twentieth century Paris.
The 1st production was in Madrid, New Mexico at the Engine house theater in May, 2014. Read more at the Theater of Death website.
A radio show created for KSFR 101.1. The name pretty much says it all. Click here to check it out.
The Santa Fe All-Stars consist of roots luminaries Joe West, Sharon Gilchrist, Ben Wright and Susan Holmes, all brilliant on their own-at least according to the locals of New Mexico’s capital city. West, of course, has long been the slightly askew alt.country king of Santa Fe, a songwriter as smart and talented as they come and completely fearless when it comes to either campy parody or straight-up emotion. Gilchrist (from the Peter Rowan & Tony Rice Quartet) continues to enchant audiences with her glorious musicianship and lovely countenance; Wright, a man just as comfortable ripping through a weird rock set as fingerpicking through an old standard, is as indispensable as they come, and Holmes has been a rhythm section stalwart for years. Collectively they are a can’t-lose proposition. Their type of roots music- smart, fun, a little twisted- is the soundtrack to Santa Fe.
In the tradition of Rocky Horror Picture show and Ziggy Stardust, Xoe is a fog machine using, cross dressing, rock’n’roll show which tells the incredible story of Xoe Fitzgerald, the misunderstood androgynous union organizer from Madrid, New Mexico.
As of recent, the band has comprised of Josh “Captain Marvelous” Martin (Mary and Mars) on bass, the incredible John “Starman” Courage (Hundred Year Flood) on lead guitar, Arne “Silver Fox” Bey on drums and Joe “Xoe” West narrates and drives this wonderfully odd and fantastic tale.