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Joe Caro is a guitarist, composer and singer born and raised in New York City. He got his first guitar at the age of eight after seeing the Beatles on TV. Joe Caro is well known for his work in the New York underground scene fronting an all-star band that included Trumpeter Chris Botti, Saxman Lenny Pickett and Late show Drummer Anton Fig performing every Tuesday night at the NYC club, The Metropolitan Café. What started out as a 2 week gig continued for 8 years and became the home base for many New York City session musicians at a time when New York music clubs were far and few. The new album entitled Joe Caro & The Met Band – Live in New York City features industry veterans Randy Brecker, Clifford Carter, Anton Fig, Conrad Korsch, Lou Marini and Lew Soloff.Early influences include the British Invasion and Jimi Hendrix and Cream. A stint discovering the blues came next, listening to all the greats from Robert Johnson to Howlin’ Wolf and Elmore James. Soon after playing in local “garage” bands, he became interested in jazz focusing on Mile Davis, John Coltrane and all the great jazz guitarists.
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Joe Caro & The Met Band
With those varied influences, at age 18, he moved to Manhattan and started working in the New York recording studios and touring with Jazz and Rock/Pop artists in the US, Japan and Europe. He has recorded with many diverse artists such as Bette Midler, Blue Öyster Cult, Carly Simon, Dr. John, Michael Franks, Bobby McFerrin, Gato Barbieri, Michael McDonald, Fania Allstars, Chaka Khan, Irene Cara, Candido, Randy Brecker, Elements and many more.

He has toured extensively with notables such as Dr. John, Herbie Mann, Carly Simon / James Taylor, Gato Barbieri, Michael Franks, Akiko Yano, played live and or TV for Jon Bon Jovi, Clint Black, Ashford and Simpson, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Roberta Flack,The Eagles, Brookes and Dunn, Sheryl Crow, Olivia Newton-John, James Taylor, Lenny Kravitz, Aretha Franklin, Willie Dixon, KD Lang, Stanley Clarke, Johnny Mathis and Luther Vandross.

Additionally, Joe has appeared with various artists and in the house bands on TV shows such as The Late Show with David Letterman, Saturday Night Live and The Grammy Awards and participated in countless recording sessions for TV commercials and movies.

In the 90’s Joe formed “BFD” with Drummer Steve Ferrone and Bassist Will Lee doing the NYC Club circuit with live shows that featured guest artists including Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald, Pat Metheny, The Brecker Brothers and Felix Cavaieri of the Young Rascals. This association produced the CD “BFD” (released on Iguana Records in the US and Pony Canyon in Japan) which featured several guests artists and ten of his original compositions along with production credit.

Next came a stint in the New York underground scene fronting an all-star band which included Trumpeter Chris Botti, Saxman Lenny Pickett, and Late show Drummer Anton Fig performing every Tuesday night at the NYC club, The Metropolitan Café. What started out as a 2 week gig continued for 8 years and became the home base for many New York City session musicians at a time when New York music clubs were far and few. A brief Hendrix collaboration with ‘Acid Reign‘ featuring the dynamic vocals of Sophia Ramos came in between.
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Joe Caro & The Met Band Live in New York City CD Cover
Joe moved to Maui, Hawaii and completed his first solo CD entitled Home Alone in 2011. Recorded almost entirely at his home studio, it features contributions from keyboardist Ricky Peterson, drummers Steve Ferrone, Anton Fig and Shawn Pelton and bassist Will Lee. Comprised of all original material except one Beatles cover, it is his first instrumental release.

Following a few reunion performances in NYC, Joe decided to record a live album via Innsbruck in December 2012. The all-star lineup will be sure to catch the eye and ear of all who love top notch music. Joe Caro & The Met Band Live in New York City is available via global distribution outlets.
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Joe's recent release Every Dog Has His Day (2017) includes remarkable musicians including Paul Shaffer (organ) and Anton Fig (drums). Also, from the new CD, Joe’s touring includes Robbie Kondor (keys, 3-Time Emmy Winner), Aaron Heick (sax, CBS Orchestra Late Show with David Letterman), Mark Egan (electric bass, Pat Metheny, Gil Evans Orchestra and founder of Elements), Tom "Bones" Malone (sax/trombone/trumpet, Blues Brothers/Saturday Night Live/CBS Late Show with David Letterman), and Aaron Comess (drums, founding member of the Spin Doctors). These guys can play!

Reviews of Every Dog Has His Day:

“If you like the blues, if you like it funky and on top of that if you like the sound of a guitar then this is the perfect album… this is urban blues at its best.” - Michael’s Jazz Blog, October 2, 2017

“. . . a truly memorable album, viscerally exciting and wholly illustrative of Joe Caro’s wonderful skills not only as a vocalist but especially as writer and guitarist…” - Raul da Gama, World Music Report - Nov 3, 2017

"Catchy melodies and excellent arrangements abound making “Every Dog Has His Day” a fine listen. Rock, blues and jazz fans should all be suitably impressed.” - Jon Neudorf, Sea of Tranquility, Nov. 9, 2017

"A jazz/rock session that really cooks because there's a lot of cookers on board . . . Hard hitting stuff that's sure to get your blood flowing, this set fires on all eight with the gas burning on high." - Midwest Record, October 2017

"Impressive indeed, but even that packed résumé can't prepare the listener for the originality and sheer exuberance that permeates 'Every Dog Has His Day' . . . 'Every Dog Has His Day' truly takes this breathtaking collective to the next level."-Two for the Show Media, All About Jazz, November 29, 201