11/3/08

ATTENTION: JOE THE VIOLINIST PIMPING FOR HIS AND GRAND FUNK RAILROAD’S REAL PUBLICIST

ATTENTION: JOE THE VIOLINIST PIMPING FOR HIS AND GRAND FUNK RAILROAD’S REAL PUBLICIST


The real Grand Funk Railroad publicist Anne Leighton is issuing retractions to a variety of mainstream media outlets, who announced that she handles public relations for Joe the Plumber. This comes after Bill Maher announced on Friday, October 31, that Grand Funk Railroad's publicist was handling press for a wannabe musician and John McCain spokesperson named Joe the Plumber.

Leighton states, "While I certainly hope Joe the Plumber gets his record deal, so he really understands what it's like NOT to earn more than $250,000 a year, I would never work for someone who neither pays taxes nor is able to remove the waste product from anyone’s drains.

"However I work with Joe the Violinist, whose wondrous music can drain the world’s junk from your brains….and even a few drains."

Leighton has been publicizing Grand Funk Railroad since 2001 and also a band called Stratospheerius, which features “Joe the Violinist” Deninzon! Joe recently played a BarackandRoll event in Hoboken, and even tho’ he’s originally from Russia, he is a capitalist.

Here's a link to Joe the Violinist fiddling "If I Were A Rich Man....."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAqe4bkUNRU

Joe's available for commentary, but even better to play violin!

His group Stratospheerius has one more show, this Friday night—November 7 at the Underscore in New York City, and then will be starting work on a new album. Joe's current album, HEADSPACE received accolades in a range of media outlets and airplay on most every jam band radio show in North America.

Justin Scro reviews, "Stratospheerius is creating a genre of its own," and "the vocal performance of Joe Deninzon is on par with his stringed abilities." THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER praises Stratospheerius for its "funky electric violins, driving guitar rhythms, and fevered drumming layered in an explosive fashion."

Other outlets have been praising the group for not fitting into one genre. Mark Kirby of MUSIC DISH NETWORK writes, "Stratospheerius' music has smarts, but not of the cold calculating kind; the music has rawness and intensity, but not the stupid punk kind. Statospheerius have a band sound that avoids the pitfalls of jazz, while keeping its sophistication and musical depth." COSMOS GAMING's Chris Dahlberg says, "Stratospheerius is an impressive group, and HEADSPACE continues to see them progressing further and further in both technical prowess and original ideas. There are other groups that try to work string instruments in like this one has, but no one else has the ability to switch up genres like Stratospheerius."



http://www.joedeninzon.com

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