JOE'S DAY OFF (JDO) is a Williamsburg, Virginia based COVER band which can cater to a wide audience with an eclectic repertoire. JDO, in various iterations, has been around the Williamsburg area since circa 2007.
JDO IS NOT A GROUP PER SE, BUT A VARIETY OF GROUPS, EACH GIG PLAYED BY AVAILABLE MUSICIANS FROM A POOL OF GREAT PLAYERS FROM THE WILLIAMSBURG AREA. EVER PRESENT IS Joe Duggan - vocals, guitar, banjo, mandolin and harmonica,
AS A RULE, BASSIST/ BANJO PLAYER JIM KOPENHAFER IS THERE, ALONG WITH MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST TODD HOSMAN ON PIANO, BANJO, DOBRO, and fiddler arden clark. THAT SAID, JOE CAN PLAY SOLO, OR JDO can also play as a duet, trio, QUARTET OR QUINTET, and totally acoustic - for small venues or special occasions - art shows, private parties, etc. WE CAN ALSO ADD ADDITIONAL PLAYERS UP TO SEVEN PIECES.
another regular is VOCALIST MARYKATE GALKE.
JDO plays a variety of genres: oldies R&R - standards - country - blues - acoustic - gospel - roots music - bluegrass - Irish - Beatles - JUST TO NAME A FEW. A St. Paddy's Day with JDO can consist of three full hours of Irish music if desired - or with a Johnny Cash song or two thrown in ! Have a song you'd like us to learn? Let us know! (However, no guarantees if we can't pull it off!)
We also love sit-ins; AN "AND FRIENDS" GIG TYPICALLY SEES A VARIETY OF INSTRUMENTS AND SINGERS, all of whom are awarded the Coveted JDO Sit-In Hat (CJDOSIH) and a Red, White & Blue JDO bumper/guitar case sticker WHICH IDENTIFIES THEM AS AN ICON OF THE LOCAL MUSIC COMMUNITY! We have also awarded a CJDOSIH to some special friends who consistently come to hear us play & GENERALLY SUPPORT LOCAL LIVE MUSIC. It could be YOU!
JDO stickers AND MAGNETS, normally $14.95 each, will be free at our next gig ONLY -see our schedule under "TOUR". THESE WILLIAMSBURG ICONS adhere strongly to bumpers, instrument cases, limos, yachts and jets flying less than 500 kNOts! THESE red, white & blue jdo stickers (COLORS JUST LIKE "OLD GLORY" - NO COINCIDENCE) raise your social status & get you free parking at any grocery store in williamsburg! THIS PROGRAM IS GOING NATIONAL, SO FREE PARKING AT ANY GROCERY STORY IN THE 48 CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES, ALASKA AND HAWAII!
people who know - know jdo!
We hope to see you soon at one of our next performances - come up & say hello!
God bless America & MANY SPECIAL THANX TO FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS, AS WELL AS OUR VETERANS, POLICE AND FIREFIGHTERS!