Michael Tolcher - Elemental
JPM appears on Michael Tolcher's new album titled, "Elemental" playing on the songs: "Multicolored Glasses", "Suggestion Box", "Beer" and "Orion's Belt". For those that may be unaware, Joseph played bass and toured with Michael in 2003 opening for Gavin Degraw and Maroon 5. You can read more about that tour in the post from 10/7/2003.
Currently Michael is promoting this album opening for Chicago and REO Speedwagon on a summer tour (2018). Michael will be playing a solo acoustic set prior to REO Speedwagon taking the stage. Pick up a copy of "Elemental" and catch Michael on tour this summer. Visit: MichaelTolcher.com for more info and follow Michael on Facebook.
Brad Ray Tour
JPM will be playing bass and touring with Singer Songwriter Brad Ray, opening for XEB (original ex-members of Third Eye Blind). Tour starts on May 9th in Boston and concludes in Chicago on May 27th (see tour dates below).
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May 9, 2017
May 10, 2017
May 11, 2017
May 12, 2017
New Hope, PA
May 13, 2017
May 15, 2017
Iridium Jazz Club
New York, NY
May 16, 2017
May 17, 2017
Asbury Park, NJ
May 18, 2017
Hard Rock Cafe
May 19, 2017
May 20, 2017
Adelphia Music Hall
May 23, 2017
May 24, 2017
The Magic Bag
May 25, 2017
May 26, 2017
The Looney Bin
May 27, 2017 (Second Show)
The Looney Bin
#ThisHappened in 2016
With the conclusion of 2016 and 2017 official upon us, we've added a recap of the past year. Tap here to view and check out JPM's full list of "Career Highlights".
BlueGround UnderGrass Reunion
From 2000 through 2002, JPM toured and recorded with Hick Hop Jamband, BlueGround UnderGrass. After 14 years, the original band will reunite at the Suwannee Roots Revival Festival in Live Oak, Florida October 13th-16th, 2016. Don't miss the special performance - get your tickets here
Date: June 26th, 2010
Original Post: Joseph Patrick Moore
Re: Earl Klugh at Eric Clapton‘s Crossroads Guitar Festival
Just finished performing with Earl Klugh at The Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago. It was a total blast! Thanks to Earl Klugh for inviting me to perform with him and to Eric Clapton and The Crossroads Organization for having the vision of having a master jazz guitarist such as Earl to be apart of this year’s 2010 concert. Not enough words can express how appreciative and honored it was to be apart of such an event. I heard, witnessed and met so many incredible artists, that I’m still trying to absorb the experience. A few of these moments were captured with pictures and I’m attaching a few of them here. Additionally, the concert will be available on DVD in the coming months.
It should be noted that the main focus of this event is to aid The Crossroads Centre Antigua. Crossroads Centre is a non-profit, International Centre of Excellence for the treatment of alcohol and other drug addictions. Residential treatment provides a unique opportunity for individuals suffering from alcohol and drug addiction to immerse themselves in an intensive therapeutic and supportive environment. Away from the daily distractions of everyday life, the physical environment is one of peace and tranquility which offers clients a safe place to begin the process of recovery. In addition to alcohol and drug rehabilitation program, services include: intervention referrals, aftercare planning transitional living residences, and an integrated family program. For more information please visit and donate at: http://www.crossroadsguitarfestival.com/
Peace and blessings,
Joseph Patrick Moore
Stewart Copeland, Daniel Hope and…
Original post by: Joseph Patrick Moore
Recently I got the call to perform a concert with legendary Police drummer Stewart Copeland at the Savannah, GA Music Festival. As a Police fanatic and a S.C. fan, I was excited to get an opportunity to play and make music with one of my many musical heroes. It would be safe to say that as a young kid growing up in the 1980’s, The Police we’re “My Beatles.” After the Police broke up, I would continue to follow the careers of Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland.
After accepting the invitation, I received the music (printed/audio) on the road and while finishing a West coast tour with Austin based blues guitarist Chris Duarte. I practiced as much as time would allow in between soundchecks, concerts, car/plane rides and hotel changes. I completed the C.D. tour on March 23rd in Denver, Colorado; and quickly flew to Savannah, Georgia for a rehearsal with Stewart on the 25th and the preceding concert on the 26th. I had less than 5 days to go over the music before hitting it with Stewart, however I was pumped.
My firstencounter with Stewart: I found him to be a very polite, humorous, warm, well tempered and courteous man. He made an effort to reach out to everyone in the group and politely introduced himself. We chit chatted a bit and off we went, down that musical journey from the Rhythmatist. In the hours that followed, it would be an intense yet rewarding experience playing the music of and with this musical genius. I was mostly a silent observer and did my best to take it all in. In short, let me just say that Stewart wasn’t there to play checkers. His passion for his craft was nothing short of inspiring.
Halfway through the concert, Stewart brought out another amazing talent, Daniel Hope. Stewart wrote a trio composition for one of his daughters that featured drums, violin, piano. During this moment of the concert, I took a seat to bare witness of this premiere work. It was astonishing! Daniel Hope tore it up and his intonation and tone was impeccable. While I didn’t play with Daniel, we chatted a bit backstage. Daniel is also a very nice chap with an amazing aura around him. Daniel might be one of the best violinists I’ve ever heard, a true madman I say!
Not to go un-noticed, the musical ensemble for this event was an amazing group of musicians/artists.
The group consisted of:
Ted Nash -reeds
Victor Goines – reeds
Walter Blanding – reeds
Carl Maraghi – reeds
Marcus Printup – trumpet
David Elliot – trombone
Ricardo Ochoa – violin
Gretchen Frazier – viola
Annalise Nelson – cello
Hans Kristian Kjos Sorensen – percussion
Kirk Brundage – percussion
Stuart Gerber – percussion
Eric Jones – piano
Andy Ripley – ewi
Mike Daly – french horn
In addition to the genuinely warm spirit of Stewart and the musical ensemble, he had a wonderful crew of people that worked on his behalf. From his manager, tour manager, production team, festival organizers; it was a top shelf entourage. Stewart’s drum tech/engineer Jeff Seitz was also a great asset (and talented drummer). Jeff has been with Stewart for 25 + years which not only speaks volumes of his abilities and the people Stewart surrounds himself with, it also says everything about the true meaning of loyalty from Mr. Copeland. In fact, Jeff can be seen in the recently released S.C./Police documentary, Everyone Stares.
Conclusion: a high profile musical friend/artist once told me not to play with my musical heroes as they might end up disappointing me (he was speaking from experience). Well in my case, nothing could be further from the truth. Stewart is an amazing artist, a terrific human being and I was honored to be apart of this musical experience!
CDG 2008 European Tour
JPM will be joining Austin based guitarist Chris Duarte on his 2008 European Spring Tour.
Here are the dates:
March 28, 2008 – Weert, Netherlands – De Bosuil
March 29, 2008 – Hoogland, NL – De Noot
March 30, 2008 – Diest, Belgium – Borderline
April 3, 2008 – Koeln, Germany – Kantine
April 4, 2008 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
April 5, 2008 – London, UK – Music Palace
April 6, 2008 – London, UK – Boom Boom Club (Sutton United Football Club)
April 8, 2008 – Frankfurt, Germany – Sinkkasten
April 9, 2008 – Bremen, Netherlands – Meisenfrei
April 11, 2008 – Brunsum, Netherlands – Woetsjtok
April 12, 2008 – Sala, Sweden – Rockland
April 14, 2008 – Verviers, Belgium – Spirit of 66
JPM will be performing with legendary drummer/composer Stewart Copeland in Savannah, GA on March 26, 2008. Get your tickets today!