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Today we’d like to introduce you to Joe Puccio.

Joe, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I have always had a tendency to write things down my feelings, my beliefs, etc. when I was younger, I wrote a lot of poems and that slowly morphed into Music and songwriting as I learned to play guitar and started adapting some of my poems into songs and then began writing music about things I was experiencing. My first song was written about the first Iraq war, it was titled “living at hate” and the premise was how we find ourselves in these conflicts and situations and it seems at the end of the day, most of don’t remember why we are there I the first place and how on both sides there are families and lives that would be some much better served with some mutual conversations about hopes and dreams. My English teacher in high school was so moved by the song that she had me come back for the next several years to play it for there class as an introduction to their final project. After that, I dabbled in music here and there until actually starting the band in 2005. Since then, we have written several albums, played thousands of shows and it never gets old. Our music has morphed into a country version of some alternative rock and roll and we dabble in other genres through the experience of our songs. I really focus on songs that say something to the listener, tells them a story and hopefully motivates them and encourages some new thinking about where we are, who we are and where we came from.

We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
My Music is my art, I try to write music that has a purpose that reminds everyone to get up and go do “it”. to take charge of your life, help a friend, help a stranger, make this life worth living for. One of my songs is titled “Destiny” the mainline of the chorus is ” I am not ok with destiny, walking over me”. I think that creates a visualization for people and hope it helps them realize that life is too short to sit back and see where it takes us. We need to get up and drive toward our goals and dreams every day.

How can artists connect with other artists?
My advice to other artists is to collaborate and stop being so competitive. I am constantly helping artists that I meet with booking shows and introducing them to booking agents, providing them with opportunities to showcase; even if it’s sitting in at a show or “Borrowing my band” for a few songs. Writing music and playing it out is hard, it’s putting yourself out there for the world to judge and it’s tough enough without the small-mindedness of other musicians who have a different vision so they crap on yours. I want to start a writing clinic where musicians can come and play a song they are working on and other musicians can give feedback, help with the “hook” and just the overall song development.

Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
People can see us at venues all over southern California, our website is www.droppersmusic.com and our albums are available through all the standard websites, Spotify, etc. they can support by buying our music, coming out to our shows. participate in the charities that we donate our time to by being the entertainment for their events.

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