Singer-Songwriter guitarist Joe Rathbone has been creating alt. rock melodic songs that are not easily categorized, though he has been compared to Tom Petty and Elvis Costello. He has garnered favorable reviews in such publications as the Village Voice and Paste to name a few. He performs throughout the US and will be releasing his 4th CD in 2007. His two most striking features besides his ability to write a good hook are an unusual approach to lyrics which can best be described as impressionistic and non-linear, and a compelling voice that is both sweet and gritty.