Turning 60 So What Have You Learned?

Delivered By
Joe DeMasi
Delivered On
February 2, 2014
Wisdom learned through laughter and song

Joseph DeMasi is an award-winning singer, songwriter, recording artist and entertainer who has been delighting audiences throughout the world with his music, humor and talent for over 25 years. A picture of Joseph DeMasi

He got his start in the folk clubs and coffeehouses of New York City, where he was born and raised. Attaining local success in that folk scene he worked and shared the stage with such folk music greats as Harry and Tom Chapin, Christine Lavin and Oscar Brand. The 80's found Joseph in one of New York's hottest party bands, however, his love for acoustic music took him frequently to Nashville where he wrote, recorded and produced with some of Nashville's top musicians.

In 1992 he joined forces with twin brother and long time collaborator John, along with life long friend and actor Chris Burke, the star of ABC's hit TV show Life Goes On. The trio formed a children's music group and signed a record deal with BMG/Kidz. They have recorded 4 albums and have received many awards for their music, including a Parents Choice Gold Seal of Excellence. They currently tour extensively throughout the country and have appeared on many TV shows, including Good Morning America and Entertainment Tonight.

Joseph continues his solo career as well with the release of his solo CD View From a Distant Past. This 10 song album of contemporary folk music is packed with Joseph's unique take on such topics as love, war, religion and even his pet grand-”dogs”! A native now of Valley City, North Dakota for over a decade, he is often asked what an Italian-American from New York is doing here in the great plains of the Dakotas. “I like to say it's because I'm in the witness protection program” he jokingly kids, “but really it's because I feel in love and married a great Dakota girl”!