Joe Kopicki, “Innocent Joe”, is a blues guitarist and song writer from Mesa Arizona. Stay Positive! (2005), and Northeast to Southwest (2017), paved the way for his latest album, Just Me and My Innocent Self (2019), which is still seated in the Roots Music Report charts for top Acoustic Blues Albums, as well as still being played worldwide on blues radio stations. Inspiring his recent songwriting was participation in the Phoenix Blues Showdown, where in 2018 and 2019, he was the top solo performer, earning him a slot at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tn. Joe has played on both big and small stages across Arizona such as the Chandler Jazz Festival, Phoenix Blues Blast, The Rhythm Room, Flagstaff Blues and Brews Festival, Sedona Red Rockin’ Blues Festival, also headlining shows at the Phillip England Center for Performing Arts in Camp Verde and the Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff. He has opened for Peter Tork Blues Band, Popa Chubby, Larkin Poe, Victor Wainwright, Tab Benoit and the North Mississippi Allstars. And also honored to share the stage with AZBHOF members, Big Pete Pearson, George Bowman, Mike Howard, Ray DeSylvester and Tom McMilian.
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