You have to be the kind of player who can play just about anything to get the gig in the American Idol house band. It’s the kind of job where Joe Ayoub shines. He’s this month’s guest on Groove - The No Treble Podcast. Enjoy the conversation...
I can’t open Youtube these days without spotting a video with Joe Ayoub. And, man, do I dig his playing. In this video, Pomplamoose takes Bill Withers’ “Lovely Day” and Lizzo’s “Good as Hell” and mashes them up into one fantastic arrangement.
I am really digging on Scary Goldings lately, and I’m anxiously awaiting the arrival of their album, “The Ego Trap.” In this clip, the band is joined by Robben Ford and once again backed by the groovy bass lines of Joe Ayoub.
Scary Pockets is back with a new video, once featuring the groovy bass lines of Joe Ayoub. In this clip, the band is joined by guest vocalist Maiya Sykes and a mashup of Etta James’ “I’d Rather Go Blind” and Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop.”
When I saw that Scary Pockets did a cover of Joni Mitchell’s great tune, “River,” I wasn’t sure what to expect. But they blew me away. Anchored by Joe Ayoub, with some excellent vocals by Rett Madison, here’s their take on the song.
Scary Pockets is back with a new video, and this one is tight. Bassist Joe Ayoub is coming through loud and clear and prominently featured with a groovy line on their funky cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark.”
Scary Pockets shared this incredible cover of the great Sam Cooke tune, “Bring It on Home to Me,” with guest vocalists Joshua Radin and Hunter. Bassist Joe Ayoub lays down a soulful groove behind the group on this one.