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Joanie Nerrettig

Joanie Nerrettig

About Artist

Basic Information

  • Artist Statement

    Twenty dollars and a pawn shop visit yielded my first guitar. From picking songs in an 18 wheeler headed cross country, to playing for change in New York City, my relationship with my guitar has opened doors, started friendships, and paid the rent.

    The joy of sharing life in a musical moment is the thrust of my performance. Inviting passersby to sing their heart out at an open market, impromptu jams with local artists, the chance to record a song tens years after its creation, crying after performing one of my own songs, and finally, being compensated in different forms for sharing what comes natural is the constant thread of my life.
    Will work for Quiche Lorraine!

    The Joanitones
    In late January, 2017, I recorded one of my original songs in a studio for the first time. The studio musicians approached me about forming a band, and The Joanitones came to be!
    We are: Kyle Martin, Lane Bayliss, and Steve Benton.
    Find us on: Youtube, Facebook, and SoundCloud

  • Resume

    Singer-Songwriter-from a youngster to present

    The Joanitones-January 2017- present

    Street Performer
    New York City 1981-1986 This is exactly what it means. $1 a song; longer ones, $3.

    Solo Artist
    Southern California 1999-2014 I've played my share of beach gigs, as well as eateries and private events including The Landings at Carlsbad Airport and Encinitas Pizzeria.

    Solo and/or Group 2014-Present
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    Windrush Grill, Anvil, Superior Grill, Noble Savage, Cork and Barrel, El Portrillo, The Elks Club, Bayou Thunder Saloon, Coyotes, Nicky's Mexican Restaurant, Tipitinas, Norsworthy Gallery, Fully Stacked, Bon Temp, OS2 (Marshall), Uncle Bennie's
    Marilyn's Place, Ki' Mexico, Lee's Liquid Assets, Tiki Bar, Rhino Coffee, Bear's, the bar chord, Red River Brewery, Harley Davidson Bossier City, Artspace, AJ's Sport's Bar, Margaritaville, Shreveport Farmer's Market, Our Place (Lake Bistineau) on The Cane River ( Natchitoches)
    Invited to perform for the Lovewell Center Thanksgiving Dinner Event
    Shreveport-HIlton Downtown: May: 2015-May: 2016-biweekly performance
    Bossier City Boardwalk: Solo and group performances throughout the year, even a chance to play my trumpet during Christmas!Host for the 2016 Artbreak Open Mic Stage
    Judge for the 2016 Bayou Thunder Saloon Karaoke Contest
    Judge for 2017 Artbreak Talent Show

    Current DDA Street Performer Permit
    Other places and spaces that have been forever added to the clouds of song...

    Did I write 15 years as an educator and all the wonderful experiences I've had sharing music with students of all ages and abilites?


Contact Information

Member since
Saturday, 29 October 2016 16:25
Last online
2 weeks ago

My Introduction Video