"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

There once was a little Joey who liked to spin in the middle of the living room, watching the ground go around like an LP record while his mama spun Beatles and Michael Jackson albums on Sunday mornings. This was his Melodic Church of Rhythm and Soul, and it would influence the songs he would write someday.

Fast forward to the present, where Sly Joe's songs have been enjoyed from living room couches all over the world via NBC, ABC, and Netflix. His memorable live performances also span the globe, with residencies in Thailand, San Francisco, and his native land of cheese, Wisconsin.