Joe Graham started playing guitar in the early 60's and played guitar and bass in several rock bands in and around northern Ohio for many years. Not a fan of the cold winters, by a stroke of luck Joe was offered a gig to play in a show band on Paradise Island in the Bahamas in the winter of 79. Joe decided it was time to get out of the cold north and try the music scene someplace totally different. The change of environment changed Joe's approach to life and music forever. There was something about the slow pace, the great music, and the island people that got embedded into Joe's soul and stays there today. It's like the Islanders always say. 'Once you get the sand between your toes mon you can never go home again'. Joe never returned to the North Country in body or mind, finally settling on the west coast of Florida where he continues to accumulate stories of adventures from a wild cast of friends, and acquaintances. All of the people and happenings that Joe has been involved with over the island years eventually led to the base for the stories found on his first CD, (Tropical Conclusions). TROPICAL CONCLUSIONS - Is a collection of island tales that are either true or slightly exaggerated. Stories about adventures and happenings in Joe's life or those shared by friends and acquaintances that he's been blessed to be associated with over the past thirty plus years living and traveling the West Coast of Florida down to Bone Island and out thru the Bahamas Island Chain. Joe says to all of those contributors, who shall of course remain nameless, if we've swapped tales at a local Tiki Bar, on the beach, camping at one of Florida's many beautiful springs, spent time sailing, motor boating, island hopping, testing various liquid libations around campfires on boats or islands, you just might find yourself somewhere in one of these songs. The first song on the CD, Beach Bike Crusin, tells the story of a couple that sails back annually to their favorite port to spend the dog days of summer with their friends which sets the tone for all the tales that follow. Joe hopes you enjoy listening to his first CD and advises you to crack open, pour, or uncork your favorite beverage, crank up the volume and have fun listening. Always On Island Time Joe.