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Whether he is performing at popular venues around the mid-west, building custom oil can guitars, or teaching music for kid’s programs, Joe’s dedication to music is without question. While performing 200+ shows per year, his show is very high in demand.
Joe's 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:
"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." - CNET
”In musician's hands, vintage oil cans become electric guitars" - SOUTHWEST BULLETIN
“Neighbors strike a chord with their labor of love” FOX 9 NEWS
“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!"
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
"We love having you out here each season!" - Giant's Ridge Ski Resort
"We love their music selection and energy!" - World of Beer- St Paul, MN
"You guys rock it every time!" - Cowboy Jack's, multiple locations
"Everyone had a great time and loved having you guys with
us. You were a hit! I already have requests from the team for a repeat performance next year." Barb Baker- Corporate Party