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United States - Florida

Lakehouse Records

Joe Survival Caruso

Joe Caruso grew up in a New Orleans musical family. The legendary Club Desire, just across the street from Joe’s house, was where he first learned the sounds of Blues and Rhythm and Blues.

In the Summer of ’69 Joe received his draft notice and spent a year in the tropical paradise of Vietnam. April Fool’s Day 1971 found Joe back in his home town of New Orleans. Joe moved to Oakland in 1984 and had many successful years playing there.

He moved back home to New Orleans in November 1992.

In September of 2005, Joe left New Orleans with his elderly mother on a Friday to play a gig with Al "Little Fats" Jackson at the Grand Casino in Kinder, Louisiana, located in the northwest part of the state. The weather was beautiful that weekend. While there, Joe received a telephone call from a friend in New Orleans warning him not to come back home because a storm was approaching. Joe didn't know then that this storm would become the very powerful Hurricane Katrina and that everything he owned would be lost except for his love of his family and the Blues.

Joe moved his Mom to his sister’s house in Deltona, Florida, to keep his family together and safe. Always a “Survivor,” Joe has created this collection of his songs for your enjoyment and wishes to dedicate it in memory of his Mother, Verdadelle Adams, born in 1928, who passed away during the making of this recording.