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Joe - THE guitar man
by Big Bab Bob
"The Star"
Joe & I go back a long time.  We
both grew up in Astoria NY,
around the block from each
other.  I used to see him around
the neighborhood, but never
knew he was a musician until
after I was playing with a group
called The Jewels in NYC.  I saw
him carrying a guitar case and
that started the conversation
that led to a very long musical
journey.   

We played many gigs in many
incarnations of many bands.  He
was a very talented guitar
player, but was a guitar  
"craftsman" as well.

Even though he is gone, he is
still a legend in Astoria.  He is
really missed.