Playing upbeat rock, dance, classic rock, funk, r&b, and blues/rock music from- ZZ Top, George Thorogood, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Johnny Cash, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Foghat, Jimi Hendrix, and more
Joey Flip- Acoustic solo/duo and two man band
Music Styles and covers:
Fine Line Music Cafe- Mpls, MN
MN Uptown Art Fair- Mpls, MN
Puckett's- Leiper's Fork, TN
Bourbon Street Blues And Boogie Bar- Nashville, TN
Dry Bones Blues Festival- St Paul, MN
Wild Tymes- St Paul, MN
MN Music Cafe- St Paul, MN
Eau Claire Jazz Festival- Eau Claire, WI
Highland Fest- St Paul, MN
Many other festivals, fairs, private parties, and wedding
What people are saying-
"A likeness to Bon Jovi and Stevie Ray Vaughan with a
throw of Jazz, beautiful guitar work with impressive vocals."
-Crimson Clear Productions
Album Reviews for their new album, "Release"
Rift Magazine- Click here for full review
"Joe Filipovich’s mastery of the guitar is tributed all throughout the work, from funky electric slides to soft acoustic strumming. Whether live on stage or in the studio, “The Blue Cities” is a team to pay attention to." - By Clara Tsac
After 40 years of touring the world, the Groove Merchants continue moving forward, playing rock, rhythm and blues music in the tradition as established by the Groove Merchants’ late and great singer and leader, Big Walter Smith. Although Walter is no longer on stage with the band, his spirit, memory, and traditions live on in every performance by the Groove Merchants. Every night, the Groove Merchants aim to play the music in a manner that would make Walter happy and proud.