Joe plays a number of instruments including banjo, guitar, autoharp, and harmonica. Best known as a five-string banjo player, Joe's book "The Five-String Banjo Primer" or "If â€˜Aâ€™ Is â€˜Mayâ€™, Then â€˜F#â€™ Must Be â€˜February'" was his masterâ€™s thesis and was published by Iowa State University Press. It has been helping beginners learn music theory and apply it to stringed instuments since the seventies.
Taschetta has performed throughout the Midwest and Europe. All of his performances focus on audience participation. He believes the music comes alive when it is shared.
Taschetta has toured with the Iowa Arts Council and the Indiana Arts Commission in community programs and as an artist-in-schools. As a solo performing artist, he has received grants through the National Endowment for the Arts. Joe is also an accomplished visual artist.
1. Tell Ol' George
2. Down By the Riverside
3. In My Name
4. Sister Cindy Sheehan (the Emperor Has No Clothes)
5. Major General Smedly D. Butler
6. Slow Down, America
7. 400 Billion
8. September 'leven
9. Wrap Me, Wrap Me Jesus
10. This Little Light of Mine