Jan 11 2018


Heres a video of an instrumental song called ” Spies ” from my back yard last summer. Recorded in my under construction studio.

Jan 6 2018

Happy New Year 2018

Welcome to 2018, Happy New year !

I’m looking forward to a busy start to 2018, booking shows right now into the fall. I’ll be playing all The regular gigs on the Sunshine coast, The Backeddy pub, The Old Boot eatery, and The Gibsons Public Market.
I’ve also booked some stops in Washington State, Oregon, Osoyoos and Keremeos, As well as Vancouver Island, details to come.

Some new tunes are in the works, recorded at my friend Roy Code’s studio here in Halfmoon Bay. With plans for a new cd, and single releases to radio early in the year.
Stay tuned for more adventures, and keep in touch. Give me a shout on the ” feedback ” tab on the side of this page, or join the mailing list and be the first to hear some of the new tunes, come on over to Facebook and like Joe Stanton music.

All the best for 2018, and see you along the trail.

One last road trip for the season at The end of September and early October. I’ll be heading over to Vancouver Island, September 27 and 28 in Parksville at Smoke n Water and the 29th at Roys Towne Pub in Royston , and then down to Washington with a stop at the best place for live music in Bellingham ,. The Green Frog and on to Bellevue Washington for the Folk Alliance Far-West conference where I’ll be playing Jim Bruno’s Showcase, Saturday at 11:00, and I will be presenting an Open Tunings workshop at 10:30 on Friday morning.
For a sample of the workshop, have a look at the Guitar instruction page on the website

Check out the new Guitar instruction page on the site, The first video is ” How to get to Open C ”
A tuning used by Bruce Cockburn, Leo Kottke, Devon Townsend, among many others.
I’m hoping to add lots of these videos in the future, send me a note , let me know which songs you would like to see up there.
Also please come on out to the ” Introduction to open tunings ” workshop at the Folk Alliance Far-West conference this October , I will be presenting at 10:35 a.m. October 6 at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Bellevue Washington

On a road trip to Vancouver Island , ” True ” recorded on the beach at Craig Bay.