Combining equal parts folk, rock and Americana, NYC singer/songwriter JOE WHYTE's songs have been described as "alt-country pearls that shimmer with simplicity and effectiveness” and "beautifully crafted, melancholic Americana." Whyte’s vocal delivery, storytelling and confessional lyrics convey a sense of urgency not typically seen in today’s music industry.
Joe is currently finishing material for a follow-up to 2007’s critically-acclaimed album, Devil in the Details, which received 4 Stars from Maverick, was named to Americana Roots' Best of 2007 List and was predicted to "make history" by Rootsville.
In the summer of 2009, Joe was invited to Nashville to play 2 shows during the CMA Festival, including one on the plaza of the historic Ryman Auditorium on the WSM Radio stage (home of the Grand Ole Opry). He also opened for the legendary Rosanne Cash at a sold-out Infinity Hall in Connecticut. Over the years, Joe has performed throughout the US, UK and Ireland with artists such as Steve Forbert, Josh Ritter, Slaid Cleaves, Son Volt, Glen Hansard, and The Duhks to name a few.
Whyte’s music has been receiving regional radio play (WBJB, WFDU, WDVR, XM, Sirius) and TV placements (NPR’s Road Trip), while also catching the attention of noted music attorney George Stein, manager of the late Jeff Buckley.
Joe is currently endorsed by Elixir strings, and for the past 5 years, has been a recipient of an ASCAPlus award, a merit-based songwriting grant from ASCAP.
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Warren J McCrickard
HERE'S WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT JOE WHYTE & HIS ALBUM, DEVIL IN THE DETAILS:
"I can count only a handful of times that an artist has struck me as having 'it' within the first 10 seconds that I hear them. The last time was Justin Townes Earle. Now I can say that the last time was Joe Whyte!" -Torchy Blaine, WDVR
"**** (4 stars). A significant achievement...The performance standard is high throughout...delicately crafted... Whyte's youthful tenor belies his maturity as a deft writer...it balances musical credibility with populist appeal in a way that is often made to look impossible by less adept artists. - MAVERICK COUNTRY (UK)
"8 out of 10. Musically, the album is perfect. The title track is just beautiful, and the whole song is well arranged. 'Out of Tune' is again so fantastically arranged, and Joe's voice is really let to work on this song. I think with his talent for song writing he could really get some good results. Joe manages to portray warmth in his songs that really hits you hard, and its hard not to feel just a little melancholic when you hear his voice soar." - AMERICANA UK
"Beautifully crafted, melancholic Americana...Joe Whyte knows how to deliver. Having established himself as a seamlessly consistent
songwriter, Whyte's expressive lyrical ability is more evident than ever in his latest bunch of songs. His new LP speaks volumes about his tireless endeavour for perfection and being likened to certain stars such as Ryan Adams and Ray Lamontagne, Joe takes his place somewhere between the two, providing engaging and profound ballads for the new Americana generation." - Joel Crane, UK reviewer for NME, Mojo and Q
"comfortingly familiar and refreshingly new at the same time...Whyte's clever arrangements make his sound wholly unique...a cohesive,
cleverly-arranged set that eases from one song to the next; there's no throwaway tracks here - every one begs a listen from the opening note." - Alyssa Rashbaum, REBEL SPIRIT MUSIC
"Joe Whyte is going to make history with this album, and you heard it here first...Impresses from the start...he launches himself straight into the circle of promising singer-songwriters who we simply have to keep our eye on. A must-buy album!!!" - ROOTSVILLE.BE
"BEST OF 2007! This album is why I love Americana music...a flat out great CD...I want to hear more...the guy's got it going on from the writing perspective...he sounds fantastic. Check him out!" - AMERICANAROOTS.COM
"**** (4 stars)! What a damn good album this is! Whyte has put together a collection of songs that stick with you from the very first time you hear them. He is, in our opinion, the most promising artist of the near future. Buy it immediately! - CTRL.ALT.COUNTRY