THE BLOG

An intimate view into the portal of Joey’s life experiences, musings and meanderings.

When Novos Baianos Helped Me Speak Portuguese

When Novos Baianos Helped Me Speak Portuguese

Picking up where I left off in my last blog post, Finding Seu Jorge. Sometime around 3:00 a.m., after a long night of making music with Seu Jorge in his Silver Lake home, he started showing me all kinds of YouTube music videos that I’d never seen before; really...

Finding Seu Jorge

Finding Seu Jorge

It was the summer of 2009. I had received a call from Mario Caldato Jr. (aka Mario C) asking if I would want to play bass with Seu Jorge for a show at The Hollywood Bowl. At the time, I had to be reminded of who Seu Jorge is, as he wasn’t quite yet on my radar. Of...

Filling Empty Bellies

Filling Empty Bellies

Several years ago I was asked to play a couple tunes for a fundraising event my friend Dinah was putting together at her gallery. It was all local performers coming together, raising money for an organization that shows up at the local park six days a week and feeds...

How I Found The Girl From Ipanema

How I Found The Girl From Ipanema

If you’re wondering how or why I became involved with Brazilian music  it’s a cosmic turn of events that began when I was only eight years old. 1971 (third grade) - Every week I would accompany my father to the Super A Market in San Gabriel for the weekly grocery...

El Gran Fellove Part 3

El Gran Fellove Part 3

When my parents bought their home in 1968, Sunset Beach was just another sleepy little beach town.   It spanned about one mile in length, sandwiched between Seal Beach and Huntington Beach in sunny Southern California.   There were two main rows of houses on the...

Bo Knows

Bo Knows

I want to share a little story...  about how I manifested some of my musical heroes into my life since childhood… I’ve always collected records and music since I was around six years old, and it’s so interesting to see how I was influenced by the recordings, both...