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Downtown 03:17
Food Truck 05:33
Parkside 05:40
Rush Hour 04:39


Indie/groove guitarist Joe Olnick and his band return with his sixth album of original instrumental compositions, Downtown. His latest CD explores the increasingly urban world that he lives in, based in the mid-Atlantic area near both Philadelphia and Baltimore.

Building on the success of last year's Defiant Grooves album, which received airplay at college/independent stations, the Joe Olnick Band takes the grooves into territory similar to Medeski, Martin & Wood as well as Soulive. His previous work has drawn comparisons to artists like Pink Floyd, Phish, and Miles Davis.

MUSIC STREET JOURNAL called his music “classy.” THE MODERN BEAT heard “...a refreshingly original approach to the genre that’s never afraid to step outside of its confines. I could see anyone from fans of Coltrane to Clinton getting a rise out of this instrumental nuthouse.” MUSIC YOU CAN USE felt Joe’s “trippy, wah-ed out guitar work” was a “glorious reminder of Jimi Hendrix, Tommy Bolin’s funkier jams, or the crazy German rock from the late ‘60s/early ‘70s.” BURNED OUT BORDERS proclaimed that “any fans of hard-hitting, rock-leaned instrumental music with a progressive, experimental backbone will completely fall in love with this group.”

Mastered by Grammy award-winner Reuben Cohen at Lurssen Mastering in Burbank, CA for the highest quality sound.


released October 20, 2017

Joe Olnick - guitars
Jamie Aston - bass
Jamie Smucker - drums

Mixed & Produced by Joe Olnick
Mastered by Reuben Cohen/Lurssen Mastering

Copyright 2017 Joe Olnick, BMI


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Prolific guitarist Joe Olnick's albums & performances are instrumentally-based, with an emphasis on "avant-jam" grooves, improvisation, and ambient atmospheres.

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