Joe Deveau is a young Boston-based singer/songwriter whose striking voice has been compared to Stevie Wonder and Jeff Buckley. This R&B-tinged vocal style hints at the time he spent as a teenager playing in his father's Motown band. Later, while studying voice at the Berklee College of Music, he refined his adventurous piano playing, which is reminiscent of Bruce Hornsby. Equally at home at the piano or with his guitar, Joe's style blends pop & acoustic rock, sweetened with a touch R & B.
Joe's first CD, a self-produced EP entitled "Photograph of Nothing," was released in December of '98. "Photograph" received an enthusiastic response from local press, with plugs in The Boston Globe, Stuff@Night, Boston Soundcheck and The Noise. In addition, the track "Hungry" received regular airplay on WERS. In September of '98, Joe had a hit on the Internet, when "Photograph's" lead track, "All Over You," was selected as "song of the day" on mp3.com. "All Over You" held the #1 position on the mp3.com pop chart, and won fans across the globe. One fan of distinction is Ani DiFranco, who liked Joe's sensuous interpretation of her song "You Had Time."