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Joe Garner
On The Fence (Live @ Eddie's Attic)
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Recorded live at Eddie's Attic (Decatur, GA) at their Monday Night Open Mic Shoot-out on October 3rd, 2011.
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Solo Acoustic singer-songwriter from Atlanta, GA.
I cover everything that catches my attention from Classic Rock to Top 40, and Indie Rock to Obscure 80's tunes!

I perform with an Akai Headrush E2 looping pedal through which I run a Behringer Xenyx 502 mini mixer into the input, before outputting into the PA.

This allows me to beatbox, add percussion, and play lead all with only my acoustic guitar & minimum amount of effects pedals.

The result creates a much larger sound that encompasses the venue, giving me a more dynamic sound. The crowd really loves it (most of the time). Sometimes it's best just to scale it down with just me and my instrument.
Why this name?
It's my real name!
I've performed under the stage name "Rufus Ray" earlier in my career while I was traveling through the east coast. That comes from a mix of my paternal great grandfather Rufus Garner, and from my maternal grandfather Raymond Bonesteel!
Do you play live?
I've been solely performing for a living since November 2010; and I'm currently playing in various places throughout Georgia, and the farthest I've performed is Evansville, Indiana.
I love getting a chance to perform anywhere!
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
The internet definitely makes local music more accessible to a wider audience.
In the days before, an artist would have to submit a tape cassette, or press a limited selection of records, shop the music to local radio, push it to record execs, and mail in physical Press Kits;
and even after all that, they might still have a difficult time building a fanbase or expanding their audience.
Now you can lay down a track on your laptop or Iphone, upload a video to Youtube on the fly, and your fans find you instantaneously. You can play a show, tell the crowd about your Facebook, and people can purchase & have immediate access to your album on their phones/devices. It's happening fast, and I think it will change the industry into a more natural selection process. Good tunes will float to the top!
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Perhaps one day...
Right now I'm really enjoying the DIY approach.
Band History:
Started playing open mics in 2007.
Play a first 45 minute show @ Smith's Olde Bar in 2008.
Continued writing, recording, and testing new songs for various audiences from 2009 to 2010.
In November 2010, was offered a full 4-hour gig @ Johnnie MacCracken's,
which led to multiple performances, and later headlining 2-night shows on Friday & Saturdays.
Started working with Grassroots Artists booking agency, and began touring East Coast.
Currently recording new music, and planning to get into studio for to record a new EP with full band!
Your influences?
I started out listening to Joe Cocker, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton & Cream records. in my parents basement. To this day I crave the whole 70's rock scene. Later on I started learning more of the history of rock & roll, which led me to blues greats such as Lead Belly, Robert Johnson, Lightnin' Hopkins, Slim Harpo, Muddy Waters, and BB King; and that inspired me to start singing regularly. Most of my first performances were Classic Rock & Blues covers! Today I listen to a wide selection of music from Country to Pop and I'm constantly challenging myself to broaden my musical style.
Favorite spot?
Atlanta, GA is my city!
I also love Chattanooga, TN!
Equipment used:
Taylor 110 Acoustic w/ custom electric pickup
Akai Headrush E2 looping pedal
Behringer Xenyx 502 mini Mixer
Mackie Thump 15A powered speaker
Gemini RS-410 10" Active Loudspeaker
Audio Technica AT2010 Cardioid Condenser Mic
Shure SM58 Dynamic Mic
Wah-Wah pedal
Boss DS-1 Distortion
Anything else...?
I love music!
Hearts On The Mend
High Altitude Electric Current Affair
On The Fence
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