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Joseph Huber Band (formerly of .357 String Band)

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Singer/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist Joseph Huber is a founding member of, and also had spent 6 years of playing banjo and heavy touring with the Milwaukee, WI based "streetgrass" group, the .357 String Band--a group that, despite it's abrupt break-up, still continues to gain popularity, is known as one of the most influential groups in the recent insurgent underground country and bluegrass movements. Hard living put together with plenty of downtime has offered more than enough motivation and opportunity for his songwriting.

"Bury Me Where I Fall", Huber's introductory solo album was an unseen side to his writing--less high-octane and blistering as his known work, "Bury Me..." reveals multiple, new landscapes, ranging anywhere from desolate, world-weary ones; to brooding and ominous ones. His 2nd release "Tongues of Fire" is much the flip-side to that--joyful, light-hearted, and laughing even in the face of hard times. Being a multi-instrumentalist, Huber performs all the tracks on his records on his own...fiddle, banjo, guitar, harmonica, percussion, and bass. Huber can be seen playing with a backup band, or also opting for a "one-man-band" setup--singing and playing banjo/guitar/harmonica and opting for a trusty ol' Samsonite suitcase as a kick-drum. In his solo career he has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with many great performers including Hellbound Glory, Bob Wayne, Graham Lindsey, Robert Earl Keen, Keller Williams, and more.