Joe Strassel (bass guitar, vocals): Joe is from Inglewood, CA. Ever since he saw the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show at the age of four, he has been enraptured by rock and pop music and fascinated by the great performers and songwriting of the 60s that he heard on AM radio.
He subsequently embraced the waves of folk and country rock, progressive rock, hard rock, bluegrass and the punk/new wave. He started playing bass in bands at age 16 – through the years he has acted as vocalist, songwriter, guitarist, bass guitarist, keyboardist and pedal steelist in dozens of bands.
He paid dues in the L A clubs with some great original bands: the Alcoholics, a punk rock outfit in the late 70’s; the Absolute, a hard edged three piece group; KGB, a soul-based experiment; and Magpie, an indy female-fronted band.
Many, many cover bands have benefited from Joe’s musicianship and vocals. A degreed Electrical Engineer, Joe is also an audio engineer and father of two.