Award Winning Artist
Semi-Finalist at the IBC's in Memphis- Thousands in attendance
Featured on FOX 9 News and CNET for his custom oil can guitars
"Tin Can Tunes" album on The Top 10 radio charts- Roots Music Report and IBBA
"Mess Around" charted #1 on The Roots Music Report
Nominated for "Acoustic Album of the Year"- Blues Blast Magazine
12,000+ Streams on Apple Music
70,000+ Streams on Spotify
950,000+ views on Youtube
"Where Ry Cooder collides with working man's blues, these guys are so down home and so proficient. While their originals are spot on, they take covers to places you never imagined as well. Hot stuff." Midwest Record
"You won’t be able to keep from clapping or stomping along" Blues Blast Magazine
"This album is pure listening pleasure. Hear that amazing Hayburner and then be thrilled with the way everything fits together. Highly recommended!" -Making a Scene Magazine
"A brilliant all around album!" The Bear Blues Radio Show Aycliffe UK
"Every song I listened to, I really liked, well done guys!" Jennifer Noble- UK Radio
"A simply superb album, every track is a gem. The best album I've heard so far this year and it will take some time beating." - Still Got The Blues, Zetland FM, UK
"Excellent new album!" Cross Blues Radio Station France
"With a laid back tempo somewhat like JJ Cale, "IJ" has a cool melody and super underlying guitar lead." Bman's Blues Report
Born and raised in Minnesota, performing 150+ shows per year around the midwest, Joe Flip is now receiving international radio-play and recognition for his many talents.
His new album, "Tin Can Tunes," can be heard on radio stations around the world, reaching #2 on the Radio Charts (Roots Music Report) and nominated for "Acoustic Blues Album of the Year" by Blues Blast Magazine.
His custom oil can guitars, "Hayburners," have been sold all over the world and have been featured on FOX 9 News, Blues in Britain Magazine, CNET, and The Drive Magazine.
Not only content with performing, Joe also serves as a music teacher and promoter of "Blues for Kids," a music education program he created at the 501c3 non-profit organization, "Discover Music". The program is known for organizing workshops at schools and festivals with the mission of teaching children of all ages about the Blues music genre with harmonica and guitar.
Some Past Performances:
What people are saying:
“Joe kicked off the set with a version of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Pride and Joy.” Guitar masters like Vaughan have the uncanny ability to play rhythm and lead at the same time. That’s tough enough to do on an electric guitar, but Joe pulled off a more than credible rendition with his acoustic." -TheMinnyApple.com
"A likeness to Bon Jovi and Stevie Ray Vaughan with a
throw of Jazz, beautiful guitar work with impressive vocals."
-Crimson Clear Productions
"Joey played our blues fest and showed his versatility going from playing in an intimate pub setting to blowing us away at the jam session. Joey helped make it a GREAT weekend fest!"
CNET "GENIUS BUILDS GUITARS OUT OF OLD OIL CANS, WORLD BECOMES BETTER PLACE,
GUITARS MADE FROM VINTAGE OIL CANS MIGHT BE THE BEST THING YOU'LL HEAR ALL DAY."
”In musician's hands, vintage oil cans become electric guitars"-SOUTHWEST BULLETIN
AS SEEN ON TV: FOX 9 NEWS “Neighbors strike a chord with their labor of love”
Album Reviews for their new album, "Release"
"Joe Filipovich’s mastery of the guitar is tributed all throughout the work, from funky electric slides to soft acoustic strumming. Whether live on stage or in the studio, “The Blue Cities” is a team to pay attention to."
Rift Magazine- Click here for full review
“Release” gives a glimpse of what the future of the blues might be. It is a wonderful engrossing album."
Skope Magazine- Album Review
"Flip pushes the envelope for me and that's good."
Bman's Blues Report- Album review
"Track 02: “I Can Tell” – This mid-tempo song features guitar work that’s as crisp as fresh potato chips, reminiscent of Stevie Ray Vaughan."
Blues Blast Magazine
"Check out Joey's hot electric guitar licks on "I Can Tell" and "Mess Around." It's a sure bet that Joey Flip is sure to be heard for years to come."
Blue Monday Monthly Magazine