Joe Price, from Lansing, in northeast Iowa along the Mississippi River, is a singer/guitarist that specializes in down-home Delta-styled Blues, played on a steel-bodied resophonic guitar. Price has shared the stage with legendary performers such as Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Koko Taylor, Willie Dixon, Homesick James, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, and Clifton Chenier.
Joe was a member of the legendary Mother Blues Band, led by IBHOF member Patrick Hazell, and which also included Bo Ramsey at one time. During Joe’s tenure with the group, they won the Peoria-based Prairie Sun award for Best Rhythm & Blues Band four times between the years of 1978 to 1982.
Some of the larger events that Joe has performed at include the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, the Court Avenue Blues Festival, and Nitefall On The River. He is currently a Trailer Records recording artist, with three CDs available of very well received, authentic Blues – 25 Below, Requests, and Designated Driver.
– Don “T-Bone” Erickson
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