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You sold me a copy of "I Sing the Body Acoustic" while I was standing in line at Fencon last September, and I love it. I hope you have a great life.
Thanks for bringing the Gibson Harp Guitar to the HG gathering. Thanks for allowing me to take a bunch of pics and measurments to help me rebuild my Gibson R HG. You have a nice collection of guitars there.
Hi, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Hey uncle Joe, you need new pictures here.
hey update your calendar! :-)
CD of photos soon come. Wedding was first class, well worth your drive, and ours.
Hello to the Italian Ice Man from the Bronx. You can't fool us we are your original "groupies" !!! All our love. See you at the wedding--you'll be the one in front,at the altar...XX S & E
Hi Uncle Joe, Don't forget Fantastic Four is coming out soon. We loved that spiderman 3 movie. Wedding day is coming soon and we are excited. You are great.
How rare to hear an exceptional song...even the heavens approve, as the thunderclap mid-chorus in your song WEATHER shows! Thanks for the gift of your songs and playing and critiquing and good humor. Ruth
I spoke with you today at NJLA. The PR librarians to contact for programming are Judi Tolchin jtolchin@monmouthcountylib.org or Liz Cogger ecogger@monmouthcountylib.org Good luck. I'd love to see you doing a program at the HQ library in Manalapan. Use my name as a reference.
Joe is one of the best acoustic guitar players I ever heard. How he does it.... I'll never know!!! He is worth the ticket price.... no matter how much it is!!!
DEAR JOE, I INTENDED ON MERELY READING THE LYRICS OF LAST YEARS WINNER BUT SOMETHING HAPPENED. I AS A MUSLIM WAS ALMOST DRIVEN TO TEARS BY YOUR SONG "GOD KNOWS". JOE YOU ARE ONE OF ONLY A FEW TRUELY TOLERANT PEOPLE IN AMERICA. "GOD KNOWS" WE NEED MORE LIKE YOU. CONGRATULATIONS AND MAY ALLAH BLESS YOU IN YOUR CAREER. DARRYL A. CARMAN
I am so proud of you! I love you Uncle Joey. When are you going to bring me a cousin? Love, Ozzy XXXOOO
ya ta tee Cheddar Cheese Love, Caroline.
Dude...I can't believe it! I'm soooo proud:)
ya ta tee Cheddar Cheese Love, Caroline.
ya ta tee Love, ABBY
Nice web page, dude!
How come I feel like I have a spray paint can in my hand? Dude - the website looks and feels great! Looking forward to seeing you in the hallways at NERFA - blurcity. So cool to read all the awesome comments from your fans - you deserve it - just like ice cream! peas, Mary Sue www.marysuetwohy.com
If Joe or anyone who knows him is checking this website, please let us know if Joe is all right. Some have inquired after him in the wake of last week's tragic events in our city and we all hope and pray he is safe. Please send Email to me or post to rec.music.filk at once. Thank you.
I heartily second Trevor's appreciation -- you were great at Confluence! Thanks for coming! Looking forward to seeing and hearing you at Worldcon!
Also saw the article in the Star-Ledger.
saw the article in the Star-Ledger, liked your guitars.... I've got a martin 000-15. where are you playing next?
la la LA!
saw you at Confluence, and was completely floored. Thanks for putting on such a great performance, and for the fantastic music.
Hello from South Florida.
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.