Posted on Jun 15, 2012 in Bio | 9 comments
A native of Shreveport, Louisiana, Joe Spivey has been playing fiddle since he was 16, influenced primarily by the great Chubby Wise and Tommy Jackson. After working at a gospel radio station (where he eventually rose to the rank of program director), he served from 1977 to 1982 as the music director for the revamped Louisiana Hayride. In 1984, he moved to Colorado Springs and formed Cimarron, a band that went on to win the state championship in the Marlboro Country Music Roundup competition. Spivey moved on to Nashville in 1986 and joined John Anderson’s band in July of that year. He continues to tour with Anderson. As a studio musician, he has recorded with Anderson, Merle Haggard, Shania Twain, Faith Hill, Kris Kristofferson, Joan Baez, Hank Williams Jr., Clay Walker and many others. His hobbies include studying music history and collecting cameras and Victrola phonographs.
I love to watch Joe whoever he plays with mostly with John Anderson. Great singer also.
good lord Mr. Spivey it took an epic search to find you…I enjoy yer fiddling ppl cover yer tune seminole wind but no one gives ya credit…not even the official pages…just to let ya know i love it keep on the great work ty
Hi Joe! So nice to meet you. We met when you and Kenny were flying from Phoenix to Denver at the end of April 2015. Love the music and specially fiddle players!
Hi Joe: You are in my neck of the woods tonight and I wish I could see you. In case you didn't hear the final demo I did with you playing fiddle at Kim Copelands,a couple of years ago, you can find the songs at http://www.reverbnation.com/control_room/artist/2614059/songs. Your fiddle playing comes through particularly well on Second Chance and Franchise Man. It was a thrill playing with you and I hope to see you again soon.
Joe is a very good fiddle player see him often playing with John's Band.
Great fiddle player! I love his work with the Time Jumpers.
IN an article in "Strings Magazine" you mention a book called Violin Calisthenics. Is that still printed?
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