Joe Stamm Band “Midwest Town” – looking for directions in a 2-lane town

Midwest Town‘ is the title track to the Joe Stamm Band’s second album, a collection of songs that relate to Stamm’s world of the so-called flyover states.  Turns out that the small towns have as many stories to tell as the big cities – there’s getting on, there’s the habit of the afternoon beer, there’s being ground down and there might even be sniffs of success of sorts.

As a native to the creek banks, cornfields, and barstools of central Illinois, Stamm quite literally represents the Midwest’s collective story. Taking his high school football team to state, suffering an injury in college, learning to play guitar in his downtime – it’s all part of Stamm’s journey to the stage – and it’s that blend of ups and downs that make the stories in his songs relatable.

The album ‘Midwest Town‘ is out in September this year on CD and Vinyl.


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