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Joe Purdy

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Name  Joe Purdy

Role  Singer ·
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Origin  Northwest Arkansas, United States
Occupation(s)  singer, songwriter, musician
Instruments  voice, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, piano, banjo
Website  Official site MySpace page
Albums  Sessions From Motor Ave., Canyon Joe
Genres  Folk music, Folk rock, Rock music
Similar People  Garrison Starr, Paul Haslinger, Adam Duritz, Donovan, Chris Seefried

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Joe Purdy is an American folk singer-songwriter who has recorded and released fourteen albums over sixteen years.


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The band

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Joe Purdy's band members have included: Chris Seefried, Brian Wright, Willy C. Golden, Al Sgro, and Deacon.


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Purdy's albums "Paris in the Morning" and "You Can Tell Georgia" have sold a combined 80,000 single downloads online worldwide. His catalog of music has sold over 800,000 single downloads worldwide. A regular at The Hotel Café in Los Angeles, Purdy traveled to the UK with Tom McRae in 2006 as part of McRae's Hotel Cafe Tour.

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Purdy’s appearance at the Wireless Festival in Leeds led to a special request from The Who member Pete Townshend and his girlfriend Rachel Fuller to play with them at their acoustic In the Attic Series shows.

Purdy also began to affiliate with The Giving Tree Band starting in 2012, performing live shows in conjunction on a tour across America.


Purdy's released albums are Joe Purdy, Sessions from Motor Ave., Stompingrounds, Julie Blue, Only Four Seasons, You Can Tell Georgia, Paris In The Morning, Canyon Joe, Take My Blanket and Go, Last Clock On the Wall, 4th of July, This American, Eagle Rock Fire and Who Will Be Next? The first two were not initially released for public sale, but have been since.

You Can Tell Georgia was recorded outside London immediately following a European tour with Tom McRae. Paris in the Morning was recorded during a short visit to Paris a few months later. In July 2009, Purdy began touring with Steve Earle.


His song “Wash Away (Reprise)", from the Julie Blue album, was chosen by J.J. Abrams for the third episode of ABC’s hit TV show Lost in its first season.

Shortly after, the song "Suitcase" was featured in the seventh episode of Grey’s Anatomy and “I Love the Rain” (also off Julie Blue) was featured in the eighth episode of ABC’s TV show which led to “The City” (from Only Four Seasons) being included on the Grey’s Anatomy Season One soundtrack which sold over 150,000 units. Additionally, Purdy landed three more songs in Grey’s episodes, “Suitcase” (from Only Four Seasons), “Can’t Get It Right Today” (from You Can Tell Georgia) and most recently “San Jose” (from Take My Blanket And Go).

His song "Rainy Day Lament" (And "Good Days" from Season 7, Episode 1), from Stompingrounds, was featured on House M.D.

The song "Mary May & Bobby" was playing at the Purity Ball during Tessa and Ryan's bathroom scene in episode 22 of ABC's (TV series) Suburgatory's second season.


Purdy's song "Mary" (off the album Julie Blue) was featured in the film The Secret Life of Bees. He has also had a song in the movie starring Drew Barrymore and Justin Long, "Going the Distance", the song entitled, Miss Me. Several of Purdy's songs are featured in the 2013 film Straight A's. Also, Purdy's song "Outlaws" was featured in the movie A Case of You. In addition to his recording and touring, Joe recently made his acting debut starring in the new feature film, American Folk, which won a Best New Film award at the Cleveland International Film Festival. It will be released nationwide in 2018.


Purdy's "Can't Get It Right Today" has been featured on commercial advertisements for the Kia Spectra. The song is also used in many baseball games when the visiting team makes a call to the bullpen.

Purdy's “Wash Away (Reprise)" is currently featured in the Dawn Wildlife TV spot.


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