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Joe Fry Guitar Guy

One Man Band from Saint Louis, MO - Will travel up to 130 miles
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$400 - $1500 per event
Joe Fry is a full-time professional Singer/Songwriter performing 2 - 4 times or more per week all around the St.Louis area. He is a naturalist the real deal with just the acoustic guitar, harmonica and his vocal talent no auto tuners or karaoke style backups. He will amaze you as he plays a wide variety of rock, country and contemporary songs you know and love. From Large venues to small weddings and everything in between. He is one of the best St. Louis has to offer. Very personable and great interaction with his audience paying attention to each and every detail of your event.

Joe Fry was born into a musical family where music filled the air at all different times of the day. His father the original Joe Fry the guitar guy, who passed on his love of music and the God given talent, that just so happens to be more caught than taught. By the young age of around ten I sang in Church, as well as with my father as we entertained in the bars in the city of St. Louis Mo. I would dance and sing on top of the bar, therefore, soaking up all the attention. That was the hook! There was no turning back after that. Once you've been bit by the applause of the crowd and the feeling of all of their eyes beaming up at you, you're hooked! By the age of fourteen, I was breathing harmonica. I would wail on the blues harp! By the age of 16, I met Richard Daniels and joined the band Com stock Load as their lead singer. Next I joined a blues band, so I could play my harmonica and blow the blues. I met Tom Shea from Ballwin Missouri and joined the band called "Tom Shea Blues Band". I joined as the lead singer, rhythm guitarist and of course, blowing the blues harp. Led Zepplin's song "Going to California" became my reality. I made the cut from over two hundred auditions in Paul Fussel's band as the lead singer. Unfortunately in 1975 Disco mania hit the country.

I decided then to try a different approach. I teamed up with Joel Swan from a local bluegrass band in St. Louis, called "Sassafras Band". Back in 1977 our band was doing a lot of the same songs I'm doing today, only they weren't called oldies LOL! Joel and I played as a duet and conquered classic hits, folk, and bluegrass music in clubs all around St.Louis Missouri. Bogarts was a regular gig. Around 1980 we decided, in order to expand, to invite Shea Tignor, of St. Louis Missouri to join us. That made up the band of "Wood Axe" where we could play Classic Rock and get into more venues that wanted full bands.

Life is too short to not live your dreams. I can honestly say this is my dream occupation. I'm loving it! I'm really laid back and I perform my music from the heart. You might call me somewhat of a naturalist considering I prefer to play without loop machines or auto-tuning vocal machines. I promise you a show to remember and will satisfy everyone in your party.

Check out my ever-changing song list. Also I've posted some videos and audio clips to give you a sample of my musical talent. Of course, I have my material for those who want to hear some original compositions. However, my first and foremost desire is to entertain you with the songs you have grown to love. I play the popular music of our times. From old Rock n' Roll and old Country hits, through the decades, up to today's Alternative Rock and new Country tunes. I play the winery circuit around Missouri, several bars, and numerous restaurants. I've played everywhere from wineries, high class restaurants, biker bars, grocery stores (Schnucks), private parties, and corporate parties. I can fit into small venues where my band couldn't. However, I can fill large venues like corporate parties and tent festivals.

I am a professional singer/songwriter who promises to act professional in every aspect of your vision. It is my pleasure to perform a mind blowing performance every time. I use state of the art P.A. equipment, beginning with my BOSE sound system for perfect acoustics sounds replication. I play a MARTIN acoustic guitar which is considered by most people to be the best acoustic guitar ever made. If possible I will learn to play whatever songs your heart desires. I will dress and act professional at all times while interacting with your guest and taking request. Making folks happy is my goal. I love to see people enjoying the music, dancing, and singing along. It doesn't take long for folks to see how encompassed I become in the music I play. It gets contagious.

Thanks so much for your consideration.
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Joe was awesome!!! Very accommodating, professional and personable. His attention to detail and thoughtfulness will never be forgotten. He is an extremely talented guy with a caring spirit. Our guests continue to compliment his talent and the choice of music he played for us. We would highly recommend Joe and hope to book him again in the future.

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Joe is an incredible guitarist/vocalist and has a wonderful personality. We had approximately 80 individuals at our event and were constantly receiving comments about how much they enjoyed him. I would hire him back in an instant! He is very talented and we highly recommend him for any event!

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This guy was outstanding. I would highly recomend him for your event. He played at our wedding at the jewel box in St. Louis. Myself as a professional touring guitarist I was very happy with the way he was and played. You can't go wrong having Joe at your event.

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2015
Dec
3
Corporate Function
Saint Louis, MO
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2015
Nov
6
Celebration
Florissant, MO
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
2015
Jun
20
Birthday Party (Adult)
Saint Louis, MO
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2014
Jul
4
Holiday Party
Ellisville, MO
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2014
Jun
21
Corporate Function
Saint Louis, MO
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2013
Jul
27
Wedding Reception
Saint Louis, MO
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3 AM
matcthbox twenty
4 & 20
steven stills
a change is gonna come
sam cooke
a horse with no name
america
after the gold rush
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aint no sunshine
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all for you
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all i have to do is dream
everly brothers
all shook up
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all you need is love
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Please note Joe Fry Guitar Guy will also travel to East Saint Louis, Lovejoy, National Stock Yards, Venice, Madison, East Carondelet, Dupo, Granite City, Belleville, Caseyville, Collinsville, Fairview Heights, Columbia, Florissant, Millstadt, Saint Ann, Bridgeton, Hazelwood, Maryville, Edwardsville.
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