BIO: 'Joe Esham is an Eastern Shore native hailing from Nanticoke, MD. His journey into music started early in his teenage years. After many years of learning several different instruments, it was the Weissenborn Lap Steel Guitar that truly caught his attention. It was the raw bluesy sound mixed with a beautiful vocal sensibility that seemed to speak to his soul. Now with his guitar across his lap, Joe moves his way through some of his favorite blues, reggae, and americana classics. Putting his own spin on them as he performs. He also writes and performs his own music and released his debut solo EP 'While We've Got The Time' in the spring of 2021. Ted Bowne of 'Passafire' produced and performed on the album at his studio 'The Passafarm' on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Under the name 'Rivers.End', Joe explores the creative process with relaxing Weissenborn instrumentals, electronic music, and introspective dub. Either playing solo or accompanied by an amazing rhythm section, Joe always leaves quite an impression on the crowd. With any luck you will catch him live and direct soon!'”



This 6 song EP is Joe's debut release as a solo artist! Produced and engineered by Ted Bowne at The Passafarm Music Studio on the eastern shore of Maryland. 'While We've Got The Time' combines americana musings with reggae rhythms while allowing pedal steel and slide guitar to take the lead. Bringing his own sound and vibe to the music world!

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'Up Here In The Loft' Part 1 was recorded in Joe's home studio. It is a good example of his live performance as a solo artist.