Performing Arts: Music
Joe Uveges has meandered the path of quiet musical anonymity on Colorado’s front range for more than 18 years now. Raised a farm kid in Schoharie, New York, pummeled by liberal academics at Union College and Catholic University, a grizzled veteran of bar bands and coffeehouses, he should be a burned out skeleton of a man playing Allman Brother covers, tipping lukewarm Coors from a can, and lamenting broken marriages and illegitimate kids. He is not. He is, however, happily married and fairly successfully raising 2 kids in a small 1940’s style home near downtown Colorado Springs while touring the country doing 140 shows a year and promoting 8 CD’s, all of which are . . . in a word . . . brilliant.
Winner of the “Best of” in the Local CD category in 2002 and 2004, he also has cuts on compilation discs out of California with Goodnight Kiss Music.
Currently he plays shows with Susan Rissman and KJ Braithwaite (THE RUB), with Charlie Hall, and also does many shows each year as a solo artist at churches, festivals and house concerts. Recently he even performed at a Knights of Columbus function. He is now “definitely adequately insured.”