Joe McMurray is a professional blues, jazz, and rock guitarist and vocalist, and he performs and teaches music across the Hampton Roads region. He plays a wide variety of generally upbeat music including swinging blues and jazz, instrumental Disney tunes, classic rock, country, bluegrass, and more. He uses a looping pedal to produce the sound of a full band complete with drums, bass guitar, rhythm guitar, lead guitar, vocals, and occasionally harmonica. Joe is not just another guy with an acoustic guitar – he is an explosive and versatile lead guitarist.
Experience: Joe formally studied jazz guitar at George Mason University in addition to his career as a professional singer-songwriter-guitarist, most notably with the band Albino Rhino. He has played over 250 shows in the Hampton Roads region since relocating to Virginia Beach in the summer of 2016 and more than 100 rock shows in the DC area from 2012 to 2016. In addition to being selected to perform ~20 shows for Beach Street/Live on Atlantic in 2018, other local venues where he regularly plays include: Wasserhund Brewing, the Vanguard, Back Bay Brewing, Farmhouse Brewing, Smartmouth Brewing, Smartmouth Pilot House, New River Taphouse, Abbey Road Pub, and many others.