"Full of emotion-fueled hooks that seem instantly timeless...there's medical evidence proving his music truly does lift the spirit and the soul."
-Jason Verstegen, SCENE Newspaper

"Sly Joe and the Smooth Operators have entered a new territory in soul, funk and roots music...creating a wholesome yet breathtaking live performance...nothing short of being marvelous and organic!"
- TJ Dewey, GB Nightlife

"The most soulful musician in the Valley."
- Jim Lundstrom, SCENE Newspaper


SCENE Review of 'Miles and Miles to Go' - May 2014
SCENE Newspaper Interview - March 2014
Post Crescent Interview - April 2013
Northwestern Interview - July 2011

Earthy Soul witha Funky Stroll

Confucius said, “A craftsman, if he wishes to do good work, must first sharpen his tools.” That being said, Sly Joe’s music is honed like an acupuncture needle. It slips under your skin, stimulates your vitality, then leaves you feeling good all over.

For all you TV watchers out there, you may already be familiar with this feeling after hearing some of his songs on NBC, ABC, TLC, Esquire, the Oprah Winfrey Network, and more. 

Sharpening his skills on the global stage for most of his life, Sly Joe has shared audiences with a very large array of bands (Train, Maroon 5, Lady Antebellum, Avett Brothers, Gillian Welch...) in venues such as Hard Rock Cafe-(Beijing), Summerfest-(Milwaukee), Lambeau Field-(Green Bay), WAMI Awards Show-(Milwaukee), Leach Amphitheater-(Oshkosh), and numerous festivals, clubs, and coffeeshops from coast to coast.

After a tragic car accident in high school left him hospitalized and took a friend’s life, Joe began...

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