Bluesy lead guitarist JV Abbey may be the best thing
on six strings in the entire region…

— Brian McElhiney, The Daily Gazette
Music mavens pick their albums of the year” ($$)
December 25, 2011

Not only does Joe write music that strikes a chord in all people, but he does it with simple lyrics that share a certain starkness that Hemingway had as a fiction writer and Kerouac had as a chronicle of a generation of “nonconformists and contrarians,” which is how Joe characterizes himself.

— Don Wilcock, The Record
Nonconformist Blues to chase the devil away” (.pdf)
June 10, 2010