HIGHLIGHTS IN THE TIMELINE OF JOE'S CREATIVE ENDEAVORS

2020 

*Joe plays "musical host" to Theater of Death 's new creation; MADRID FILM FESTIVAL ON TOUR.

2019

*Theater of Death VII- FREAKATORIUM! A NIGHT OF HUMAN ODDITIES AND BAFFLING TALES OF THE BIZARRE

*CD Release of live recording of original rock opera-XOE FITZGERALD: LIVE IN MADRID (Frogville Records)

*Joe hosts the Platinum Music Awards at the historic Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe, NM. Produced by the New Mexico Music Commission.

2018

*CD release: RODEO OF THE SOUL (Frogville Records)

*Joe and Theater of Death create THE MADRID FILM FESTIVAL

*Theater of Death VI: INVASION!! 

*Joe and Lori Ottino open for The Violent Femmes (favorite band in high school)

*Joe hosts the Platinum Mucic Awards at the historic Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe, NM. Produced by the New Mexico Music Commission.

2017

*Theater of Death V: THE MARIJUANA MORALITY PLAYS

*Joe hosts the Platinum Mucic Awards at the historic Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe, NM. Produced by the New Mexico Music Commission.

2016

Digital release- SONGS OF THE MONTH 2016 (self released)

*Theater of Death IV: THE CHAMPAGNE PLAYS

2015

*Theater of Death III :THE TEQUILA PLAYS

*CD release-THEATER OF DEATH: OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK (Self released)

*CD release JOE WEST AND THE SINNERS: JAMIE WAS A BOOZER SPECIAL EDITION (Baby Black Panda)

2014

*Joe creates THEATER OF DEATH, a theater company inspired by the French Theatre Du Grand Guignol. Its home is in an old steam engine repair house; The Engine House Theatre in Madrid, New Mexico. First year produce two series of original plays; THEATER OF DEATH I and THEATER OF DEATH II: THE ABSINTHE PLAYS

2013

*CD release- JOE WEST AND THE SANTA FE REVUE: BLOOD RED VELVET (Frogville Records)

*Joe produces his first music festival, THE PSYCHEDELIC FOLK AND BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL in Madrid, New Mexico. It is a huge success but he vows to never do it again.

2012

2011

*CD release- ABERDEEN, S.D. (Stocktank Records)

2010

*Joe creates all original conceptual radio show THE INTERGALACTIC HONKY TONK MACHINE for KSFR 101.1 Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

*CD release: XOE FITZGERALD: TIME TRAVELING TRANSVESTITE

2009

Joe collaborates with video/film creator, Aaron "Berv" Vattano,  to create HOME MADE ROCKET TO THE MOON video.

2008

CD release, children's album-IF THE WORLD WAS UPSIDE DOWN (Frogville Records)

2007

Joe and Margaret Burke start Sunday Gospel Brunch at Cowgirl BBQ in Santa Fe which becomes a longtime tradition.

2006

*UK Tour

*Joe and band open for Violent Femmes at Palo Solari Amphitheater, Santa Fe, NM (Joe's favorite band in the early days).

*Joe's daughter born!!!

2005

*UK Tour

*CD release- THE HUMAN CANNONBALL (Frogville Records)

2004

*CD release- SOUTH DAKOTA HAIRDO (Frogville Records)

2003

*CD release-MKE THE CANMAN: PROMO EP (Frogville Records)

*Joe is one of the original founding artists of FROGVILLE RECORDS.

2002

*CD release-THE LAMP SESSIONS (self released)

2001

*Joe moves back to hometown of Santa Fe, New Mexico

1999

*Joe West and the Sinners tour. midwest and southwest extensively.

1998

*Joe West and the Sinners begin touring.

*BOOZER gets rated "one of the top Texas CD's of the year" by The  Austin Chronicle. 

*CD release-JOE WEST AND THE SINNERS: JAMIE WAS A BOOZER 

*Cassette release-JOE WEST AND THE SINNERS- RIVERVIEW STREET (unavailable)

1997

*Moves to Austin, Texas

*CD release-TRIP TO ROSWELL, NM (unavailable)

1995

*Joe records at Knitting Factory in New York City for Williamsburg  songwriters' compilation (unavailable)

1995-1997 

*Company member of Adobe Theatre Company, New York City

*Set crew for Circle Reperatory, New York City

*Playwright Workshop-Circle Rep., New York City

*Studies acting at NEW SCHOOL with William Hickey

1992-1995

*Company member of Independent Theatre Company; House of Candles, New York City

(notable roles: Caligula in Albert Camus' CALIGULA, The Player in ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD and creating music for Bertold Brecht's CAUCASION CHALK CIRCLE).

1991

*Graduates with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the  University of South Dakota

1991

*Joe produces , writes and directs a full length science fiction movie; FORMULA X (unavailable)

1990

*Joe and Jay Lund perform SOME THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE THE WORLD ENDS (AN EVENING WITH THE ILLUMINATI) at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC  (winners of national theater competition).

1988

*Joe plays the role of HAWK in Mike McAtee's play FREIGHT, produced at University of South Dakota.

1987

*Summer student exchange program studying theatre at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London England, and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Studies vocal technique with Cicely Berry.

*Cassette release-WEATHER SUCKS IN VERMILLION 

1986

*Cassette release: SONGS FROM A DORM ROOM/ CULTURE IN D MINOR (unavailable)

*College: University of South Dakota.

1985

*Best Actor Award, Central High School, Aberdeen South Dakota

*Cassette release- JOE WEST: UNTITILED (unavailable)

1984

*Best Supporting Actor Award, Central High School, Aberdeen South Dakota 

*Cassette release WINDOW PAIN: LOOK OUT YOUR WINDOW (unavailable)

1983

*Outstanding Freshman Theatre Award, Central High School, Aberdeen South Dakota

*Cassette release- WINDOW PAIN: UNTITLED  (unavailable)

*Joe begins writing and performing in his first band, WINDOW PAIN, in Aberdeen, South Dakota

1977-1980

*Joe claims he is going to be a professional magician. Begins performing magic for family and classmates including two winters living with mother and performing magic in Pine Ridge, South Dakota.

1978

*Winner of  school talent contest playing HEY JUDE on piano at Agua Fria Elementary, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1975-1977 

*Inspired by the television series, Six Million Dollar Man, Joe changes his name to Steve Austin. (Taos, New Mexico)

1975

*Inspired by the television series, Wild Wild West, Joe changes his name to Jim West. (Santa Fe, New Mexio)

1974

*Joe begins building a transcontinental railroad but only gets as far as  the outer edge of his grandmother's property (Santa Fe, New Mexico).

1967

*BORN -Santa Fe, New Mexico

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