Joe Karr (Annapolis) - "Castle" and "Doublemint"
Joe Karr is an Annapolis enigma. From the moment i stumbled upon one of his songs i immediately wanted more but finding him proved more difficult. I immediatly began asking around but every response was basically the same, "Oh yeah he's a genius, but you'll never see him playing out" or "Yeah man Joe Karr's got more talent is his little pinky than i got in my whole body, if he did a quarter of the work i do promoting myself he'd be a star" or "He's good but he's over it, he's all about his art now." So that was it!? I had missed the Joe Karr boat, never would i get more music, never would i see him perform live, never would i have the chance to hear the man Dj Dan refers to on his local music blog as the dark prince of Annapolis. I began listening to Doublemint on repeat and fell into a deep depression. Fast forward a couple months, i've finally recovered enough to go to a friends one early summer night for beers and good company. When i arrived it was nearly dark and we were hanging outside. One guy was sitting down, absent mindedly picking a guitar. My friend introduced him as Joe. At first i was unfazed, then it hit me and then without thinking i said, "You're not Joe Karr are you?!" And yes it was!!! Now, he'll have you believe that he's just your average Joe, and he's humble enough to pull it off, but if you're like me you'll continue to thank your lucky stars that his best friend is a producer who's studio he stumbles into every so often.