About Joe Dyson
Jay and Joe were in several bands together over the course of 15 years.
Joe Dyson is from Baltimore and, like Jay, grew up listening to doo-wop, Motown, the British Invasion, and his dad’s country music.
Joe’s interest and keen ear allowed him to quickly pick out the guitar parts from 45 rpm records. His talent was recognized at a young age and he was encouraged to become a professional musician almost immediately after high school.
Joe worked at his regular job during the day and was a professional musician at night – until financial opportunities appeared.
“I made more money playing the clubs in Baltimore, than I made at my regular job.” A few semesters in music school, where he focused on music theory, enhanced his versatile guitar technique.
Joe can be heard singing a wide repertoire, including the music of the Beatles, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bob Dylan, Elvis, Ricky Nelson, Jimmy Buffett, the Rolling Stones, George Straight, and others.
Over time, Joe became a guitar player for such groups as the Platters, Drifters, Bill Haley’s Comets, the early Smithereens and singers Martha Reeves, Otis Blackwell, Rick Nelson, and local legend Ronnie Dove, to name a few.