DALTON - When country guitar master Joe Dalton picks up a six-string;
everyone listens. A phenomenon that has followed Joe since he was a snot nosed
kid in the 5th grade.
Having picked up his first instrument at age 5, Dalton should have been
considered a musical prodigy if it weren’t for the plain fact that he was only
one of the latest branches to sprout from a very musical family tree with a
legacy that spans decades. His great-grandfather conducted the City of Rome
Orchestra in Italy; his grandfather was the leader of the New York Philharmonic;
his father is solely responsible for bringing mallets into the U.S. Army Band
Corps; his brother teaches at the Boston Conservatory...we could go on, but you
get the point, right? Musical prowess runs through his veins; it’s the nucleus
of his existence.
Though, what really makes Dalton so special is that he’s not only a country
guitar wizard who can twang anyone into another dimension, he’s also an
accomplished drummer, keyboardist and some say, “He can even sing too” (a
disclosure that Dalton humbly admits and does so only on the basis of it being
hearsay). Yet, what Dalton calls “hearsay” others would call reputation and
believe us, he’s got a good one. Dalton has written feature articles for Guitar
Player Magazine, How to Play Guitar and Fingerstyle Guitar. He is a clinician
for C.F. Martin Guitars, Aria Guitars, Picato Strings, Pignose Amplifiers,
Seymour Duncan Pickups, Quick Lessons, GC Records and the Chet Atkins
Appreciation Society. It’s no wonder that he’s in demand as one of the best
players and educators around which is how we met him.
Joe has been a Friend of the Fire for some time now and his line of TrueFire
courses has grown into a powerhouse. Joe’s 25 Country Licks You Should Know
ranks as the best selling TrueFire course of all time. His latest offering from
TrueFire, Joe Dalton’s Big Twang is the second best selling course of all time.
It bears repeating; when Joe Dalton picks up a six-string, everyone listens.