Today we’d like to introduce you to Joe Garner.
Hi Joe, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today.
I was born in Washington, DC, and raised in Maryland. I come from a family of singers, musicians, comedians, etc. Pretty much a family of entertainers; music is definitely in my blood. As a kid, I would always find myself having fun entertaining crowds at cookouts, family reunions, talent shows, etc. As I got older, I started making freestyle/mixtape tapes and played them in my neighborhood.
Then, a couple of people started approaching me about getting serious, with my music. At first, I did not pay it any mind because once again I was just having fun. Then word started getting around, and in 2011, I put out my first official mixtape, “On My Own” and the feedback was awesome. I started promoting myself more, networking online, and handing out CDs.
I have about 6 projects out now and many singles, on ALL platforms.
And still creating.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
For me, I feel it hasn’t been many obstacles/challenges because I am an independent artist that is not “trying” to be a mainstream artist but who simply likes creating music.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I am an independent artist who loves to create. Whether it’s music, podcast, acting, behind the scenes, etc. I just like being creative.
I would say that I specialize in creating genuine dope sh#t.
Risk-taking is a topic that people have widely differing views on – we’d love to hear your thoughts.
I wouldn’t say that I’m a risk taker, but now that I think about it, we all take risks every day. I will say that I do take risks in putting out my music. I put out a song called “Payback”.
It’s a song about the murder of Eric Garner and police brutality. But I was prepared to deal with the consequences.
So I guess that was a risk.
- Website: www.211joe.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/211joe/?hl=en
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Artist/211Joe-2153491781379949/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/211joe
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/211joe/featured
- SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/211joe