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Joe Plowman

Joe Plowman is a Philadelphia area bassist. An alumni of Temple University’s Boyer college of Music, Joe can often be seen playing anywhere from D.C. to New York. As music director and bassist for Carsie Blanton, he has toured the country opening for acts such as Paul Simon, The Wood Brothers, The Weepies, and Joan Osborne.

Currently, Joe can be seen with Carsie Blanton, Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five, Marty Grosz, Milton, and the Grand Slam Trio.

The Philadelphia-based Grand Slam Trio brings the music of beloved swing icon Leroy “Slam” Stewart (Slim & Slam) and his contemporaries to life. Bassist Joe Plowman and his trio play Stewart’s iconic dance music and highlight his recordings as a sideman with Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, and many others. Grand Slam Trio features Ryan McNeely on guitar and Austin Wagner on drums.


Album Review

Larry McKenna: World On A String

Read "World On A String" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci

Larry McKenna is not really a celebrity. He probably never will be. He plays tenor sax in and around jny: Philadelphia. He apparently does not say a lot--although he clearly has a puckish sense of humor. It comes out in his playing. It is possible to drive by his suburban home, vaguely aware that a saxophonist, a pretty good one, lives there and keep right on going. A sort of metaphor for McKenna and his career (read our 2007 interview). ...

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