A Timeless Rebellion. When a songwriter comes along who stirs up this boiling pot we call life, something will spill over. It demands our attention. The brilliance of this collection is in the dynamics of subtle lyrics melded with powerful beat and moving melodies. Each song speaks to us about the way things are and the way they could be. Or are for those who rebel against complacence. For examples, Midnight Train tells a story of someone who refuses to accept the notion that it's okay to brutalize another human being. Beautiful and Sculpture of Ice remind us not to beat up on ourselves, that we are lovable and beautiful. Hello Raven is a masterpiece and, for me, the centerpiece of this album. Making life-altering choices ("Which song. . . ?") requires "the rebel soul" Roger Clyne sang about. The deep, deep tones seem to take us into the very depths of our soul where we come face to face with ourselves and who we are, then hurl us into the sky with a "beating of the wings" -- a sense of freedom to be who we want to be. That's my take on this stirring, haunting and powerful song. Dignity of Rebellion is an album I will always treasure. (May 29, 2012)”

— Terri McIntyre

Dignity of Rebellion: If there were more stars to rate this I would give more. I LOVE the new music that the Joe Draper Band has put out. I have followed Joe for 6+ years now and I not only have the actual album, but I have it on my laptop, my phone and my work computer and whenever I feel like rocking out, I listen to it. This is by far the best I have heard and it is way too hard to choose a favorite although I like Midnight Train , Beautiful, Shot Down, Till Tomorrow and If I Gave my Heart, and also the acoustics of Theresa..... GREAT album and I recommend it to anybody!!!!”

— L. Torres

HARD ROCK RISING LAST NIGHT AT THE HARD ROCK CAFE I was lucky enough to be tapped by the Hard Rock to be a judge in their global band competition, "Hard Rock Rising". 86 cities around the world are competing to ultimately send one lucky band to play at the famed Hyde Park in London this July for the 3 day "Hard Rock Calling" festival. Last night was the first qualifying round with The Black Sleep, Faith By Fire and the Joe Draper Band each playing a 30 minute set. Judging is ALWAYS tough but last night was especialy grueling for me. All 3 bands were different and all 3 kicked it in their own way! At the end of the judging, the Joe Draper Band nailed down the win for this round! Next Tuesday, it's Round 2! Please join me and support local music! http://kdkb.com/”

— Ruby Cheeks KDKB 93.3 FM

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!!! This guy can WRITE! I love his music, play it all the time! He's a BEAST at guitar. His solos are completely original and blow your mind! Buy this album! You WILL NOT regret it! :) ”

— Jordan Hurt

A little of this...a little of that! This album had me rockin' and rollin' in my kitchen, bedroom and in my car. It's a must have for all occasions. Joe's sultry voice keeps you wanting more ! :) The band incorporates a little bit of different genres of music which is a pleasant surprise in every song. Love this album! Can't wait for the next!! :)”

— Laura

I want to encourage everyone to go and support Joe's band. Joe puts his heart and soul into his music and it shows in his performances. The last time I traveled to AZ. to see the Joe Draper Band. We wanted more after their set was over so Joe and Ken did an acoustic set for us in the parking lot. That's what I call taking care of your fans. (Mar 24, 2012)”

— Steve Morgan - Musician, San Diego, CA

Very Impressed! 'JOE DRAPER'- this album is GREAT, it really is! There's something there that will appeal to everyone, I can guarantee it.”

— Andy Lewis, Pipeline Radio, UK

Joe is an excellent musician. As a fellow musician I am probably more critical than the average listener, however, I found this young new artist to be extremely talented, a one man band. His musical abilities are quite remarkable and I enjoyed his raw style. He certainly has the talent and ability to go quite far in the music industry.”

— Steve Eichele

Joe Rocks On His Debut!!!! Excellent songwriting and powerful musical arrangements make Draper's articulate vocals stand out on every one of the tracks on this album. There are elements of Old School Rock and Roll, Blues, and Folk that are woven throughout. Draper showcases a diverse vocal and musical style with tracks ranging from slow, folksy ballads to more energetic power rock jams. You can hear the musical influences of the classics from the Beatles all the way to AC/DC. One thing is for sure, these power guitars and vocal elements mix well to make one great debut album. Keep ROCKIN' Joe!”

— Rob Alvarado

Passion! What an awesome collection. Listen to his words and hear his music. Joe draws inspiration for his songs from the world around him, and weaves that with his music. He plays with such passionate energy. Lately, my favorite is the blues-sounding Crying Shame, but they are all GREAT! Can't wait to hear more!”

— tmh

It's a cool breeze and a hot blast...Hot master guitarist Joe Draper's self-named debut album is a perfect mix of understated vocals and staggering musicianship. Lovely lyrics, unforgettable tunes, and stunning guitar work have earned this album an honored and timeless place in my music collection.”

— Rick J