The Joe Stamm Band (JSB) is a high energy country rock group rooted in the Black Dirt of the American Midwest. Born and raised in the fields and fence rows of central Illinois, Joe and the band play a soul pumping brand of country rock uniquely their own. In 2018, DirtRoadAnthems.com told their readers, “If you are looking for a great new country/rock/Americana band to listen to, [Joe Stamm Band] is the perfect one.” JSB songs are laced with rural American imagery, hard-driving guitar, and songwriting that invites listeners into a deeply personal, authentic life experience.
Joe’s early life revolved primarily around football, earning a scholarship to play quarterback at Northern Illinois University. Injuries, however, cut a once promising career short and sent him searching - searching for a new identity, new hobbies, new pursuits and points of focus. He poured himself into academics, hunting, his childhood faith, partying & burning candles at both ends. Gradually, music and songwriting dominated Joe’s focus and stories began to emerge – not just his but yours, ours. Over time, a community of musicians & fans took notice. A band formed & audiences started filling venues.
Joe has now opened for acts such as Travis Tritt, Blackberry Smoke, Jamey Johnson, Chris Knight, Reckless Kelly, the Kentucky Headhunters, JJ Grey & MOFRO, Easton Corbin, Jerrod Niemann, Parmalee, among others, even sharing the bill with personal heroes Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson at the Tailgates and Tallboys Music Festival. Joe Stamm Band is anchored by long time members Joe Stamm, at guitar & lead vocals, and Jon Byler Dann playing bass guitar and singing backup. Bruce Moser on drums and Dave Glover on guitar fill out the five-piece group. Their focus is singular – play great music for as many people as possible. Joe acknowledges, “We started this thing in the grassroots of central Illinois. And we plan to stay firmly rooted. Roots and growth are dependent on one another. We trust our fans will keep us centered on both.”
JSB released a new EP, titled “Dandelion Woman,” on October 26, 2018. The EP will feature 5 songs, including the unreleased title track, as well as a duet with Nashville based Tasji Bachman, entitled “First Saw You” (released as a single June 1). The band’s previous two releases, both in March of 2018, are “Fetch Me,” a hymnal tribute to Joe’s family heritage, and “Midwest Girl,” an country rock anthem to women of the American Midwest. JSB music is available on all digital music platforms (i.e. iTunes, Spotify, etc.).
Cedar Rapids Gazette Acclaims Joe Stamm as “emerging country-rock singer-songwriter.” (Jan 11, 2019)
“‘Dandelion Woman’ anchors a new EP of the same name, propulsive and unhinged. Stamm’s vocals are nearly always embedded in the earth’s swallow layers, weighted with striking emotion yet incapable of staying pinned to the ground.” (bsidesbadlands.com, Dec. 3, 2018)
“Every so often a band will come come along that just blows us away, and the Joe Stamm Band has done just that…While listening to Dandelion Woman, I am reminded of Eddie Vedder with a little Waylon Jennings.” (the615Blog.com, Nov. 9, 2018)
"First Saw You" featured on That Much Further West's May Podcast Picks (May 22, 2018)
"Midwest Girl" featured on RedLineRoots.com (May 22, 2018)
"Sometimes there’s a 'black dirt' Midwestern band working things out off the beaten path in the style of an Americana Byway. The Joe Stamm band, of central Illinois, is one such band." (Americana Highways, Apr. 9, 2018)
"["American Freeborn Kids"] is country music! If I could put myself in the chair of any radio program director across the country, I’d add this one to the play list the day it got to the station." (Countryschatter.com, Nov. 7, 2017)
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Matt Glass (630)750-2528