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        Dearest friends, supporters, and gassers of Joe's Truck Stop, I'm beyond excited to announce the new album, Yonderings, due out this Spring! Scratch that, it's out now! Available on CD and wherever your download or stream music...vinyl's coming soon too!

What critics are saying:

"From blistering bluegrass boot-stompers to crooning country waltzes, songwriter Joe Macheret displays the salt-of-the-earth acumen of a troubadour who’s crisscrossed the country in search of something that can only be sung. This is the music embedded in his bones, seeping to the surface through the speed of his fiddle and the meditative cadence of his six-string."

- Musiplug


"Yonderings is a master class in musicianship. Each layer stands artfully on its own, yet flawlessly blends together. The lyrics are crafted from the “write what you know” school of thought. Each story well lived-in like an autobiography set to brilliant music."
- The Amp

"Yonderings reflects a singular style spun from down-home celebration — earnest, engaging and rooted in actual folk tradition."
- Bluegrass Today


"Yonderings is a flawless example of the remarkable music being lovingly created day in and day out by incredibly talented artists that more people really should know about."
- Americana Highways


        About the album: It was recorded in August 2021 by David Mayfield (David Mayfield Parade, Cadillac Sky), who drove down to Lebanon, Ohio to set up his mobile studio inside a 50 year old barn and record ten songs with us over three days. The band is comprised of some of my favorite people and musicians, including the core of last summer’s Truck Stop lineup, Andrew McPheters on banjo and June Youngblood on upright bass.

        I wrote the songs on this album and co-wrote "Midnight on the Ohio" with my dear friend and songwriter, Joe Wunderle. The theme that roams through these songs is one of traveling, whether cross-country in a minivan, across the ocean seeking new beginnings, or from one plane of existence to another. This is how the album got its name.

The songs:

Wishin’ on a Star

Winter Waltz

Midnight on the Ohio

Gas Station Sushi

Grease Fire

Still and Silence

Waltz for Lucille

Smilin’ at Nothin

Pappy Hondo
Thank You

The musicians:
- Me, Joe - singing, guitar, big head banjo, and fiddle
- Andrew McPheters - harmony vocals, 5-string banjo
- June Youngblood - harmony vocals, upright bass
- Stephen "Tebbs" Karney - dobro, pedal steel guitar
- Scott Risner - harmony vocals, mandolin
- John K Victor - harmonica
- Joe Wunderle - harmony vocals, harmonica, piano
- Sean Geil - 5-string banjo
- Chris Novy - drums


Photos by Kenny Dunn

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