I have known Joe for a very long time.
He’s the ultimate come back kid and I find it very hard to even say the word WAS and put a full stop, rather than a dot...dot...dot.
No matter the painful struggle to stay well and working, he was always prayed for and in our thoughts for his next moment in the spotlight, where he was so brilliantly entertaining and emotionally connected .
I feel the world has lost one of the most gifted entertainers who combined his powerful and deeply emotional singing and stories as well as being able to throw us into an evening with world renowned superstars by his amazing impressions.
In my experience of knowing Joe, he has always been a very caring human being, even under the severe condition of his illness, he never failed to give his utmost in every performance. He was the king of “the show must go on.”
God bless you Joe. You may have left us but I’m sure you are rousing up some talented musicians and putting a set list together, but rest awhile first. Pick a spectacular cloud and rest.
You deserve it!
You will always remain in our hearts and until we all meet again, send us a little sunshine now and again.
Until then .... thanks to the songs you left behind, your music and showmanship will be watched and listened to by the wonderful and faithful friends who have followed you all the days of your life in the spotlight and the days before, when you were destined to become who you became.
You ARE missed!