There is no genre to accurately describe the music of Joe Craven and The Sometimers. Acid-Grass? Jazz Fusion Americana? Trying to define it would crush the exuberant and creative spirit that emerges when Craven, Jonathan Stoyanoff, Bruce MacMillan, Barry Eldridge and Hattie Craven play together. “No genre left behind” is their musical motto, and they accomplish the task with joyful abandon. In describing their latest album, radio host and musician David Gans has called the Garcia Songbook a "brilliant collection of fresh takes on songs Joe picked up from Jerry’s wildly diverse songbook. These aren’t just glib genre-blending exercises: each track offers an enlightening and engaging new approach".
In this episode of Silver Nine Volt Heart, DJ Rodriguez has a lively time talking with Joe Craven and daughter Hattie Craven, hearing about each of their music histories and influences, playing some cuts off the new album, and getting treated to some live in-studio playing as well. To see them live with The Sometimers, they will be appearing January 26th, 2019 at The Sofia, at B Street Theatre in Sacramento. For more information link to https://www.joecravenandthesometimers.com/