Joe “Joey Guitar” Sanders is a true Washington Square veteran having tourists and locals of every generation sing a long with his lyrical voice and melodic guitar. Joe started his journey at the tender age of 15 when he was bought his first acoustic. Joe caught the musical bug bopping to entertainers as varied as “The Kingston Trio” to “The Del Vikings”. He grew musically throughout the years. He could be heard lending his unmatched musical talents to local favorites such as “Joe Budnick and his Parkettes” and the inimitable Alan Chapman of “Blue Eden”.
In 1988 Joe produced his first Rock & Roll Revival, “Back to The 50’s”. Joe aimed high with his wishlist of headliners and he landed some pretty serious talent. The show included famous names like The Del Vikings, The Impalas, The Belmonts and a host of musical others. It was a huge success and sustained Joe’s love of songs old and new.
Today Joe is our sole musical accompaniment. His vast knowledge of Pop, Rock & Folk music makes our Joey Guitar our arranger, our archivist and our strumming pitch pipe.