Joe Novelli

Astral Slide Guitar + Trumpet + some other odds and ends
Studio. Performance. Collaboration. Tucson, AZ.

A Bit About Joe

Joe is a multi-instrumentalist and writer, known for his unique lap-slide guitar playing, melodic trumpet work, songwriting, and eclectic musical taste and aesthetic. He spends much of his time touring overseas from Europe to Greenland to Japan, and his off-time cozied up in the desert wonderland of Tucson, AZ. He primarily performs with Greenland-based "Arctic Indie" band Nive and the Deer Children, Tucson-based "Indie-Mambo" band Orkesta Mendoza, and his own Indie garage rock / punk blues band The Cloud Walls.

Joe records for artists and composers world-wide in a diverse array of styles, from experimental orchestral pop and cinematic soundscapes to indie rock, country, folk, desert noir, latin, garage, raucous punk blues and fuzzed out soul.

He writes for bands (bios and such), blogs, magazines, graduate academic programs, and educational companies.

Joe totes a professional recording set up with him wherever he goes, for the odds and ends of international spontaneous collaboration and remote recording jobs in hotel rooms, concert hall backstages, and arctic retreats. Plus, his home studio is fully equipped with UAD and Apogee A/D converters and interfaces, tube preamps and compressors, amplifiers galore, Cloud ribbon microphones, a kitten, and a wide array of instruments: Custom electric lap steels, vintage guitars, horns, drum machines, synthesizers, and even a nearly hundred-year-old Weissenborn acoustic lap slide guitar. Give him a holler and see what happens... 

Kind Words

"Aching Slide Guitar" - HARP Magazine
"Serpentine" - My Old Kentucky Blog
"Breathtaking" - The Ithaca Journal
"Ghostly" - All Music Guide
"Southwestern gothic;" "Chilling slide guitar" - New York Music Daily

Primary Studios for Local or Remote Recording Work:

Wavelab Studios, Saint Cecilia Studios, Joe's home studio

Steve Novelli's Awe-Inspiring Instruments:

Contact:

joenovelli @ gmail . com

The Astral Slide Guitar in Action

With Nive Nielsen [astral at 2:00]

With Orkesta Mendoza

With Orkesta Mendoza [astral at 1:04]

Solo Loud [astral at 0:56]

Solo Softly [astral at 1:21]

The Cloud Walls + Joe's Shows With Others

Previous events

Date Event Location
Joe Novelli - Strowis Sunny Afternoon Concerts Strowis, 3512 BW Utrecht, Netherlands Strowis, 3512 BW Utrecht, Netherlands
Kalio Gayo Album Release w/ Joe Novelli at Tivoli!! Tivoli Vredenburg, 3511 WC Utrecht, The Netherlands Tivoli Vredenburg, 3511 WC Utrecht, The Netherlands
Joe Solo Averechts, 3514 TB Utrecht, Netherlands Averechts, 3514 TB Utrecht, Netherlands
Joe w/ The Tucson Symphony Orchestra! "Country Legends" Tucson Music Hall, Tucson, AZ Tucson Music Hall, Tucson, AZ
Joe w/ The Tucson Symphony Orchestra! "Country Legends" Tucson Music Hall, Tucson, AZ Tucson Music Hall, Tucson, AZ
The Cloud Walls Tap & Bottle, Tucson, AZ Tap & Bottle, Tucson, AZ
Joe + Marvin Sky Bar Tucson, Tucson, AZ Sky Bar Tucson, Tucson, AZ
Joe + Marvin Sky Bar Tucson, Tucson, AZ Sky Bar Tucson, Tucson, AZ
The JoZaya Project The Flycatcher, Tucson, AZ The Flycatcher, Tucson, AZ
Orkesta Mendoza The Valley Bar, Phoenix, AZ The Valley Bar, Phoenix, AZ
Joe + Marvin Sky Bar Tucson, Tucson, AZ Sky Bar Tucson, Tucson, AZ
The JoZaya Project The Flycatcher, Tucson, AZ The Flycatcher, Tucson, AZ
Joe solo w/ Christian Cuff The Dusty Monk , Tucson, AZ The Dusty Monk , Tucson, AZ
[Street Blues Family] Club Congress, Tucson, AZ Club Congress, Tucson, AZ
The Cloud Walls @ Che's!!! Che's Lounge, Tucson, AZ Che's Lounge, Tucson, AZ
Joe + Gabe Duo for the 191 Open House 191 Toole, Tucson, AZ 191 Toole, Tucson, AZ
Joe + Marvin & The Street Blues Family Sky Bar Tucson, Tucson, AZ Sky Bar Tucson, Tucson, AZ
[Nive & the Deer Children] Hagges Musik Pub, Tonder, Denmark Hagges Musik Pub, Tonder, Denmark
[Nive & the Deer Children] Kulturstation, Vanlose, Denmark Kulturstation, Vanlose, Denmark
Joe Novelli Theater Madam Bach, Odder, Denmark Theater Madam Bach, Odder, Denmark

Recent Discography

Click on the artists name to view their page, buy the record, etc. I have a hard time remembering all of the records I've worked on, so if the album name is missing, just zip on over to their site and find out, or Artists: remind me the name / release date of the record!!


Nive Nielsen and the Deer Children

Brydes

Orkesta Mendoza
*2014 "Live at the Rialto Theater"

Tim Lee 3

Charlie Stout


Kenneth O'Meara
*2014 "God of Wind"
*2010 "Headsick Highway" (radio single)


Gabriel Sullivan and the Taraf De Tucson
*2011 "None of this is Mine"

Saint Bernadette
*2011 "The Nevers"
*2009 "Cover Thy Neighbor" 
*2009 "Word to the Lourdes" 
*2008 "I wanna tell you something" 
*2007 "In the ballroom" 


Mary Lorson and the Subrettes
*2011 "BurnBabyBurn"

Poverty Hash
*2011 "Ma Hall's Toot and Come Inn

Jennie Lowe Stearns and the Fire Choir
*2011 "Blurry Edges"

Emily Arin

*2011 "Patch of Land"
*2010 "2010 Subscription Series"

Regina Obrien
*2010 "Switchyard Lullaby"


The Priestess and the Fool
*2008 "Ride on, santa, ride on"
*2008 "A minor work"


Howe Gelb
*2007 "Upside down home 2007"

J Dimenna
*2007 "If he could speak now"
*2006 "Akward Buildings"


Jar-e
*2007 "War songs and the muse"

Brian Grosz
*2007 "Bedlam nights"

Greg Loumeau
*2006 "Eyes of the bicycle horse"

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