About Joey Cape
Joey is probably most famous for his work fronting Lagwagon. As a pioneer of the classic Fat Wreck sound, Joey and Lagwagon first began in 1989 where they gained international notoriety for their rapid tempos, extreme technical proficiency and alternately heartfelt lyrics. Over the course more than two decades as a band, Lagwagon has put out eight studio records, a live album, an E.P. and recently the comprehensive box set Putting Music In Its Place. Looking at their 2012 touring schedule it is clear, they show no signs of halting the wagon. Lagwagon is only part of Joey’s story. Notoriously a workaholic, "The Caper" has spent the last decade or so moonlighting as the guitarist in loudmouthed cover band/antagonists, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes as well as exploring some of his more obtuse indie rock influences as the frontman and guitarist of acts Bad Astronaut, The Playing Favorites, Scorpios and most recently, Bad Loud.
In 2004, Joey made his first solo effort, an acoustic record with the aforementioned Tony Sly. The split LP Acoustic, featured sparse takes on Lagwagon tunes. Then, in 2008, Joey and his acoustic guitar returned with his first in a long line of truly solo efforts Bridge, which featured some never before heard songs that have drawn comparisons to such indie acts as Iron and Wine and Elliot Smith. On his latest acoustic effort, Acoustic Vol. 2, Joey’s side features five more acoustic versions of Lagwagon songs and a new tune while Tony has matched him with five stripped down NUFAN numbers and his respective new song, the last he would record.
In 2013, Joey shows no sign of slowing down, currently working with Lagwagon on their first full-length album in 8 years, a new Me First and the Gimme Gimmes record and of course his latest solo acoustic L.P. tentatively titled "Stitch Puppy", all the while touring in the interim.