Joe Picket has been described as “a more edgy Billy Joel”, and “the Bruce Springsteen of Long Island” by local reviewers. He makes his living in New York as a working musician (keyboards, vocals, and guitar) playing and recording his own songs as well as other people’s material. He has written for cable and television, and he has been fortunate enough to meet and work with some very talented and fairly well-known people, a lot of whom have helped him record his songs.
Audiences have been blown away by Joe’s energy, musical integrity, and lyrical originality. In addition to headlining his own shows, he has appeared with such diverse acts as Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, Leon Russell, Renaissance, Johnny Maestro, Randy Jackson of Zebra (several times), and Jason Bonham, son of legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. Rave reviews have appeared in Newsday, Good Times, Aural Fix, and other print publications, as well as many on-line publications.