For years i would just call my style folk music.  but then i started playing songs like - the Jeffersons and play that funky music white boy.  so we added funk into the name.  then we started building up songs into the loud gritty grungy sounds with electric guitars and crashing cymbals like sunshine of my love or seven nation army.  so we added in rock.  eventually we would cover a myriad of tunes from groups like the stray cats or the four non blondes.  an occasional michael jackson tune grouped with the spin doctors.  so this is what we came up with:
acoustic progressive psychedelic folk rockabilly

beware! below is promo stuff.  it may be boring or it may be impressive.  nevertheless this is the kind of stuff you put in a press kit in hopes that someone will think you are way more impressive than you actually are.
  • Recently charted song "what am i gonna do with me?"
  • #24 on inspirational country charts and #15 on inspirational Bluegrass charts.
  • Listener’s choice at the Nashville Songwriters Festival 2007
  • Joel has released 7 albums, and has played on average of 250 shows a year.
  • Voted 2006 XMG Music conference favorite at the HardRock Café, Dallas.
  • Shared the stage with hundreds of amazing performers from country music's "pat green", Dove award winners "mercy me" and Grammy winners "trout fishing in america".

Joel Sprayberry
joel sprayberry
Joel Sprayberry Band
joel sprayberry band
so in itunes i am somehow classified under 2 names.  joel sprayberry and also joel sprayberry band.  i have no idea how this happened or how to fix it.  and sincethere are bout 14 per year that purchase this music over there, i'll probably leave it as is.

some more fancy promo stuff about my music that someone else wrote that makes me feel good.  enjoy~

 For  music  fans  that  feel the industry has been lacking acoustic guitar masters  who  can rock,  they  haven't been exposed to the work of Joel Sprayberry. With his unique style of music, Joel puts on a performance that is enjoyable to fans of all musical genres.
     Sprayberry has been writing and performing his own style of music for over a decade now, giving the  style  its  own  moniker:  "acoustic progressive psychedelic folk rockabilly".
     Critics  have  compared  him  to great acoustic guitar mavens such as Dave Matthews  and John Mayer. Fans of Sprayberry agree that the time and effort he puts into his music and lyrics are evident in his  musical performance.  stated,  "Unlike  many guitar-intensive artists, Sprayberry has  put  as  much thought and care into crafting his lyrics as he has into creating his finger-flying   licks.  With  the skill  of  an engaging storyteller/poet, he opens up worlds with his words."
     His artistic dedication  and  uniqueness  are two qualities  that make listening to Sprayberry a memorable moment. "If I write a song that sounds even remotely like something I've heard before,  I'll throw it out," he said. "All my lyrics have something to say and I feel music crosses lines of communication further than any form of art. I want all my words to be important and clear, but in a respected style. I want my style to be broad enough so that everyone who experiences a show will have a good time."