About Joe Cefalu
Guitarist and composer Joe Cefalu has released various albums as a solo artist and has been featured on numerous recordings throughout the years as a session player. His latest instrumental effort, Blink of an Eye, is an exciting collection of guitar driven tunes featuring Joe’s dynamic playing style. Blending Blues, Rock, Prog, and Fusion approaches, “Blink of an Eye” is a must for fans of melodic, adventurous guitar playing.
Two previous albums, Fear Itself and The Lazarus Project are also currently available. Publications such as Guitar Player, Vintage Guitar, and Guitarist (UK) magazines have featured Joe in their pages.
Originally from NYC, Joe spent his formative years there practicing guitar, playing gigs, and working in recording studios. After spending about a decade in the California Bay Area, Joe relocated with his family to the Mountain West and now resides in East Boise.
A guitar instructor for almost 20 years, Joe currently teaches students of all ages and playing levels at his private studio in Downtown Boise. His online instructional videos have been popular and highly rated on sites such as YouTube and Vimeo, and pre-production for instructional DVDs and online lessons are currently in the works.
Born in: Smithtown, NY
Started playing at age: 14
First guitar: Zim-Gar Steel String Acoustic
First amp: Peavey Bandit
Initially inspired by: Roy Clark (on The Odd Couple)
Musical style: Melodic Instrumental Rock
Idiosyncrasy: Print on guitar pick must face thumb!