08-03-14 Review by Donna Pacini-Christensen:
I generally do not review musicians without
hearing more of their material and learning more about them – an exception,
Joe Gums. My husband Tim and I happened to pass by Joe performing at the
Lodi Farmer's Market on 07-31-14. We were on our way to photograph
musician/songwriter Bart Vogel. We were a bit late, but Joe made us
later. I cannot provide a thorough review without hearing more of this
talented performer. We were only able to stay and listen to two originals
and one copy song. I can say this: Joe Gums is a fantastic vocalist.
His voice is energetic but comfortable, smooth but gritty, and we wanted
to hear more. The two original songs were superb and they inspired us
to buy his CD: Joe Gums No Lookin' Back. His CD is an excellent collection
of original songs delivered with conviction, passion, and power.
Tim and I are friends with many musicians and we are involved in a wide variety
of creative arts projects. It is always exciting when we happen upon an
innovative talent, an artist that has originality. Joe Gums, he is pretty terrific.