Joe Barone | Ocean Dr.

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Ocean Dr.

by Joe Barone

Roots rock comes to life with a mixture of rock and blues.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Far Away
5:03 $0.99
2. Easier Then
3:28 $0.99
3. Heal Your Soul
4:37 $0.99
4. Nothin' But Love
3:10 $0.99
5. Be With You
4:24 $0.99
6. Better Days
5:08 $0.99
7. Just Friends
4:51 $0.99
8. The Latter One
4:45 $0.99
9. Ocean Dr.
6:39 $0.99
10. Ain't What I Used To Be
2:42 $0.99
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Album Notes
Joe Barone has turned the Ocean Dr. solo project into the movement now known as Incidental Bliss:

Joe Barone, front man and founder of the band "Incidental Bliss" has been strumming the six string since the age of six. Born and raised in a small New England town, Joe often turned to music as an escape from the bland existence life sometimes had to offer. "Music has always been a place of refuge for me. When the world is dark, I close my eyes and create music…it is then that everything comes to light."

Joe grew up in a musical family, his grandfather being an accomplished musician/songwriter along with his father and uncle who were both local musicians in the 60’s and 70’s. Joe’s older brother Tommy Miller, now the percussionist for Incidental Bliss was also a large influence during his youth, exposing him to the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, and Jimi Hendrix. As Joe came of age, he opened his soul, absorbing a variety of other types of music from Ben Harper to Sublime, and Blind Melon to the Black Crowes.

In 1997 Joe Barone moved to Boston, MA where he attended Northeastern University and continued to study music and music business. In a new and stimulating environment, Joe discovered that creating music was even more satisfying than just playing it. A talent that was undiscovered until this point, his craft for the written word immediately came to the forefront of his songs. "Living in Boston exposed me to an entirely new world and perspective. It evoked the idea that anything was possible in this lifetime and it was then that I felt there was something in my music had to be shared."

Thanks to a new perspective on his music, he opened himself up and began playing acoustically at local bars and college parties. After two years, he had compiled an impressive catalog of self-written songs and it was time to lay them down onto tracks. He solicited the help of some other fellow music majors and his brother to record his solo project titled, "Ocean Drive". Unbeknownst to them, they discovered a vibe that would ultimately lead them to creating the Roots Rock band, Incidental Bliss. Barone best describes Incidental Bliss as "an awakening of the soul, stimulated by the collective fusion of passion, emotion, and spirituality as it finds its way into our lives…Sometimes very unexpectedly." In the winter of 2003 Joe Barone and the band relocated to New York City to further pursue their musical endeavors. Incidental Bliss has since crafted a diverse style all its own, amalgamating the rich sounds of folk, rock, blues, reggae, and funk into one musical entity. In 2005 they recorded and released another CD, a 7 song EP titled "The View Inside My Mind". Joe Barone and Incidental Bliss play consistently in the New York City area.

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Wicked pissa
By far the best album since Micheal Jackson's Thriller


The Answer to the Question....
...Where's all the real music? This album is full of the thought provoking lyrics and toe tapping beats that have been missing from popular music...


Very soulfull, very groovy- blues meets alternative in a Blissfull explosion!
A swelling vibe that stirs your soul and tingles your feet with the puissance of dance. Super versatile for a four man band. Blues, Jazz, Reggae, Rock, and a hint of Country all mixed into one cinnamon shaker. There is no one genre for this band, So To Speak. Its a sprinkle of Bliss over the whole groovy thing.


Great new sound, Great new Band, They've figured out something special!
A rollercoaster of emotion in this one. From the self-pondering depths of Better Days to the groovy jirations of Heal Your Soul and Nothin' But Love, this CD has it all. I can't say if your in the mood for "blank" listen to this, because it pretty much covers all the bases in one smooth, swaying motion. Check it out!

Hot Bassist Magazine

Bring on the Blues- Funk railroad, these guys have it all!!!
Good sound all around. The Congas are the perfect compliment to what this band is doing with sound and music. This is a talented band and if truly incidental, we are all very lucky listeners. Todd Matteson is not a bliss, but a burst waiting to explode onto the scene. With great looks and fingers twitchin on those strings, this magazine would jump at the chance for an interview. And we hear the lead singer is hung also!


Great cd for road trippin
this is one of the best cd's to put on whether you just want to chill out, you're takin' a road trip, or tryin' to get your groove on. this cd is a must have in everybody's collection!