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.

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  • Jonathan Guthrie
    Jonathan Guthrie
    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.

    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.

  • Michael
    Michael
    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.

    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.

  • Giacoios
    Giacoios
    Hi, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Hey uncle Joe, you need new pictures here.

    Hi,

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
    Hey uncle Joe, you need new pictures here.

  • your wife
    your wife
    hey update your calendar! :-)

    hey update your calendar! :-)

  • tellemtall
    tellemtall
    CD of photos soon come. Wedding was first class, well worth your drive, and ours.

    CD of photos soon come.
    Wedding was first class, well worth your drive, and ours.

  • SallyAnn
    SallyAnn
    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

    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

  • Giacoio  Family
    Giacoio Family
    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.

    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.

  • Ruth Greenwood
    Ruth Greenwood
    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

    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

  • Dianne Rieth
    Dianne Rieth
    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.

    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.

  • David Berger
    David Berger
    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!!!

    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!!!