Oral History Information
Joe Wood was taught the Blues and how to play the guitar by his uncle. Throughout his career in Punk Rock, the feel for the Blues remained an important element in his playing and his songwriting. In 1983, Joe joined the band T.S.O.L. as the lead vocalist and worked closely with Ron Emory in writing a number of the band’s classic tunes. T.S.O.L (True Sounds of Liberty) recorded four labels with Joe including their popular Change Today? released in 1984 and Revenge, which was released in 1986. Joe departed from the band in 1999 and has since formed a few bands playing Country Music, Punk, and his first love, the Blues. His Blues band Joe Wood & The Lonely Ones recorded and toured as does his current band, Change Today, which features the bassist Mark Campbell, drummer Chris Ogard, and Joe on vocals, keyboards, and guitar. Fun fact, Joe says that one of his favorite day jobs was when he painted guitars for Charvel back when Grover Jackson ran the shop and wanted to add artwork to the bodies of their instruments.