BAND DETAIL: Joe McBride
Joe McBride Audio - Never Let You Go
The global appeal of Joe McBride's music is best summarized by a quote
from a music critic in Capetown, who raved about his performance and
praised the pianist/vocalist's talent for "putting back the soul into
what has become a rather soulless smooth jazz idiom."
McBride, a St. Louis native who trekked to the sunny shores of San Diego
for a while before finishing his musical studies at North Texas State
and making Texas his home, believes the central location of Dallas
allows for many different genres of music to influence its jazz and
blues scene. "We're special because we're not really West Coast or East
Coast, but what can only be described as the third coast," he says. "The
jazz here is influenced by the blues in Chicago which isn't that far, as
well as the rich zydeco heritage of New Orleans. Then there's the
southern funk and gospel. All of that contributes to what now comes
naturally for us transplanted natives.
He complements his signature keyboard; with inspired exotic influences
reflecting the many loves of his musical life to, his gospel background,
Brazilian samba, and the music of South Africa.
McBride is a successful recording artist and you can find him performing
at many of the Dallas Fort Worth festivals.