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Detroit-native Joe Nolan's sound combines the soul spirit of the Motor City with a poet's ear for the rhythmic beauty of words.

In 1992, Nolan moved to Nashville, TN and started writing for Black and White Music (BMI) and performing and recording with fellow musician Pat Flynn (New Grass Revival) who co-produced Nolan's critically-acclaimed debut CD "Plain Jane".

Nolan was named "One to Watch" by the internationally syndicated radio program Acoustic Cafe in March 2002. "One to Watch" sponsor, The USA Songwriting Competition, invited Joe to showcase at the Atlantis Music Conference (Atlanta, GA), at Song Circle (Mamboo, Los Angeles, CA) and The Nashville New Music Conference 2002. Plain Jane was recognized in the "DIY Top 12 Picks" in Performing Songwriter, January/February 2002.

Joe established a presence on the world wide web in 1999 and had several top 40 songs on the innovative Mp3.com. "San Francisco Girl" reached No. 5 and has been heard in a feature on Late Night with David Letterman. He was a Grand Prize Winner in MP3.com's Summer of Love contest with "Plain Jane" being awarded honors by a panel of industry professionals. The current incarnation of joenolan.com boasts over 500 downloads and over 9000 hits from 42 countries per month.

Joe followed up "Plain Jane" with the CD EP "King". The song "Satan" was featured in the independent film Masselin House in 2003.

Joe's music has received rave reviews fromVintage Guitar Magazine, Music Reviews Quarterly and Daily News (Los Angeles).

In 2004, Joe signed a publishing administration deal with Provident Financial Manangement, Santa Monica, CA. Provident administers the publishing of Lenny Kravitz, Pearl Jam and others.

Nolan has shared the stage with Kevin Welch, Gillian Welch, Tom House and BR-549. His music can be heard on 88 radio stations world-wide.

In addition to his music, Joe is a published poet and an award winning actor.

Joe is finishing up his 3rd CD and has a booking agreement with Prince SF in San Fransisco, CA. He will be touring universities across the American Midwest in Spring of 2005.

Stay tuned for pending dates and times!