CDs

I Love Hamburgers

I Love Hamburgers is Joe’s 3rd release.  On this album Joe’s quirky and often humorous songs are showcased in a gorgeous Country/Americana setting. The album covers topics such as geographical cures, Life’s Big Questions, and “Don’t try this at home” courtship techniques.

Produced by flat-picking champion and  multi-instrumentalist Bob Harris(Johnny Cash, Vassar Clements) who also plays guitar, mandolin, banjo and other instruments, the album features special guests Gary Oleyar on fiddle(Loggins and Messina), Dobro player Rob Ickes(Blue Highway) and Michael Ronstadt on cello, among others.

 The title track contains the most oddball (and unsuccessful) declaration of love ever heard: I love you more than old guitars, Planet of the Apes and baseball cards / I love you more than hamburgers / and I LOVE hamburgers.

I Sing The Body Acoustic

"I Sing The Body Acoustic", was recorded live as a trio in front of the Jecklin Disk stereo microphone array. The result is audiophile sound quality and the energy of a live performance. The trio consists of Joe, Greg Anderson (of "Whirligig") on guitar/bass/bouzouki, and Sarah Milanovich and Lisa Gutkin alternating on fiddle.

Superman's Midlife Crisis

Beyond the great songwriting, Joe has brought some great players and singers onto this project. Richard Shindell lends harmony vocals throughout, and a little guitar to boot. Karen Nash, Jeannette Miller, Dan Pelletier, and Susan McKeown also add some nice harmony, while Lindsey Horner, Greg Anderson, Jeff Berman, and Lisa Gutkin all lay down the grooves. Joe's guitar playing can't be underestimated either, as he adds two great instrumental guitar pieces to the mix.
The New CD

I Love Hamburgers is the third release by New Jersey based songwriter Joe Giacoio.  

On this album Joe’s quirky and often humorous songs are showcased in a gorgeous Folk/Americana/Country setting. The CD was produced by flat-picking champion and multi-instrumentalist Bob Harris (Johnny Cash, Vassar Clements) who also plays guitar, mandolin, banjo and other instruments.  The album features special guests Gary Oleyar on fiddle (Loggins and Messina), Dobro player Rob Ickes (Blue Highway) and Michael Ronstadt on cello, among others.

 

I Love Hamburgers covers topics such as geographical cures, Life’s Big Questions and “Don’t try this at home” courtship techniques. The title track contains the most oddball (and unsuccessful) declaration of love ever heard: “I love you more than old guitars, Planet of the Apes and baseball cards / I love you more than hamburgers / and I LOVE hamburgers.”

 

Giacoio’s talent for more serious writing is evident in "In Gods Image" which tells the true story of a New York City mother who publicly forgave the boys who killed her son in a hate crime. This song was almost removed from the album after the June 2015 Charleston Shootings, as Joe feared that the degree of evil done in Charleston precluded any possibility of an equivalent act of mercy and that the song would now seem too simplistic and naive.  However, the South Carolina victims' parents courageously then did the exact same thing. 

 

"Barometer" explores the intersection of magical thinking, depression and meteorology. Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. Except the character in this song.