Joe Lapaglia Soon

Niagara Falls native Joe Lapaglia has been writing music for much of his life. In his early teens, Lapaglia played in a handful of punk bands until hearing Nick Drake's "Pink Moon," a seminal album in cementing his appreciation for the acoustic guitar, which led to further exploration and inspiration from the likes of Bob Dylan, and later, John Fahey, Robbie Basho and Jack Rose. Upon hearing bands like Six Organs of Admittance and Pelt, Joe began to discover, sonically, where the acoustic guitar can really be taken. A lover of many forms of music - folk, bluegrass, punk, metal, avant-garde jazz, electronic, and beyond, Lapaglia maintains that it is with the acoustic guitar that he feels most comfortable making music.
Most of the songs on "Soon" were written and recorded at his home over the course of a year, inspired by a trip Lapaglia took to Tennessee in the fall of 2009. He reveals that he got the idea for the track, "Somewhere, Tennessee" while driving down lonely Tennessee backroads at 3 a.m. He recorded the songs in May 2010, explaining, "it took me about a week to do, except for the tracks 'Here, We Will Bury Our Memories' and 'Soon Will Come,' which I wrote and recorded in mid 2009. When I started mixing down the album, I didn't expect the songs to really flow together, but I was happy to find that they did."

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