Originally from New Jersey, raised and living in Pennsylvania. Joe picked up the guitar at the age of 5 after seeing The Rolling Stones perform on television. He is heavily influenced by classic rock, hard rock and metal from the 1960's through the 1990's primarily; citing artists like Ozzy Osbourne, Gary Wehrkamp, Zakk Wylde, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, Keith Richards, Dimebag Darrell, Randy Rhoads, Tony Iommi and many others as major inspirations.
Joe has played with various original and cover bands since he was a teenager. He has contributed guitar solos to Shadow Gallery's Room V and Amaran's Plight's Voice in the Light albums, as well as contributing vocals to a local charity fundraiser song called "Christmastime In The Poconos".
He currently teaches guitar for New Horizon Music Studios in Stroudsburg, PA and plays with tribute bands DECADES and CONTRABAND; as well as his original project STONEWORTH.