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Big Joe Maher

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Drummer, vocalist, and songwriter Big Joe Maher continues to be plying his build in Washington, DC region clubs for a lot more than 3 decades. Along with his music group the Dynaflows, Maher provides toured a lot of the U.S. Big Joe & the Dynaflows focus on some sort of shuffle-heavy, swing-based blues you could dance to. Big Joe grew up in suburban Washington, DC, hearing records his dad liked to try out on the family members stereo system. This included recordings by B.B. Ruler, Small Milton Campbell, and Louis Jordan. By his past due teenagers, he was out hearing live blues at nightclubs in D.C., simply because he had began playing drums in his early teenagers. Being a drummer and vocalist, Maher will take his musical cues from a bunch of affects, including Big Joe Turner, Louis Jordan, Roy Dark brown, B.B. Ruler, Small Milton Campbell, and Wynonie Harris. After graduating senior high school within the DC region, Maher continued the road along with his very own blues-based jazz trio and over time, he’s accompanied famous brands Jimmy Witherspoon, Bull Moose Jackson, Adam “Thunderbird” Davis, Nappy Dark brown, Otis Hurry, Earl Ruler, Duke Robillard, as well as other guitarists and performers. Back home within the DC region, he spent many years on tour using the Tom Principato Music group and then shaped his personal five-piece leap blues group, Big Joe & the Dynaflows. After some touring with this group, he got a job that could keep him house more regularly as musical movie director for Fleetwood’s, Mick Fleetwood’s nightclub in Alexandria, VA. Albums by Big Joe & the Dynaflows consist of I’m Still Swingin’ and FOREVER Miss the Maryland-based Severn Information, released in 1998 and 2000, respectively. I’m Still Swingin’ contains innovative addresses of music by B.B. Ruler, Ray Charles, and Crescent Town songwriter/maker Dave Bartholomew. Previously produces from his music group include Layin’ within the Alley for the (defunct) New Orleans-based BlackTop Information label. The music group also documented their first launch, Great Rockin’ Daddy for the Powerhouse Information label (possessed by Tom Principato) and released Awesome Dynaflow to get a label in European countries. In 1995, Maher documented Mojo, with bassist Jeff Sarli along with a group of DC region music artists for Mapleshade Information. Mojo features traditional blues tunes within a stripped down, acoustic setting with laid-back grooves. Maher works together with two groups, the best Three Trio or the Big Four Combo and travels throughout the U.S., Canada, and in European countries. Being a drummer and vocalist, he in addition has documented albums with others. His sessionography credits consist of albums by Bob Margolin’s The Aged College, Principato’s In Orbit, Tag Wenner (from the Nighthawks) Nothin’ But, and Ann Rabson’s (of Saffire – The Uppity Blues Girl) Music Makin’ Mama. Maher is constantly on the record and perform, getting his unique, advanced Kansas City-turned DC region leap blues stylings to all or any corners from the U.S., Canada, and European countries.

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Full Name Big Joe Maher
Music Songs Vodka on the Rocks, Who Will the Next Fool Be?, I Dare You, Baby, Blue Monday Blues, Hard Livin' Alone, Let's Go Jumpin', Beehive Boogie, When Did You Leave Heaven?, Got My Mojo Workin', Trouble in Mind, Statesborough Blues, Heartbreaker, Tulsa Woman, Sweet Home Chicago, Jumpin' the Blues, Wings 'N Things, She Ain't Worth a Dime, Goodbye, Baby, Gangster Of Love, Blue Monday Blues, Ponytail, In the Dark, Route 66, Oye Como Va
Albums Mojo


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#Fact
1 Born in County Galway, Ireland, the son of a schoolteacher, Maher emigrated to Canada in 1956 and first worked for an oil company. Becoming interested in the theatre, he studied acting at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto. His first appearance on stage was in a Toronto production of "The Taming of the Shrew". He moved to New York after touring with the Canadian Players for three years.
2 Was nominated for Broadway's Tony Award three times, all as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play): in 1979 for "Spokesong"; in 1980 for "Night and Day" and in 1986 for a revival of Joe Orton's "Loot". These make him the most nominated actor in that particular category.
3 Became a naturalized U.S. citizen before his death in L.A.
4 One of 10 children.
5 Educated by the Christian Brothers in County Mayo, Ireland.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Out-of-Towners 1999 Mr. Wellstone
Style & Substance 1998 TV Series Mr. John
Hoods 1998 Dr. Alstrich
O.K. Garage 1998 Lilly (as Joe Maher)
In & Out 1997 Father Tim
Goode Behavior 1996-1997 TV Series Chancellor Willoughby
Chicago Hope 1995-1997 TV Series Dr. David Stadson / Board Member
Mars Attacks! 1996 White House Decorator
Surviving Picasso 1996 Kahnweiler
I.Q. 1994 Nathan Liebknecht
Tales from the Crypt 1994 TV Series Judge #1 / Judge #2 / Judge #3
Murder, She Wrote 1994 TV Series Nigel Allison
The Shadow 1994 Isaac Newboldt
Killer 1994 Dr. Alstricht
Baby Brokers 1994 TV Movie Leo
Partners 1993 TV Short Edward Hooper
Batman: The Animated Series 1992 TV Series Dr. Emile Dorian
Sister Act 1992 Bishop O'Hara
Laurie Hill 1992 TV Series Dr. Walter Wiseman
Seinfeld 1991 TV Series Gavin
Thirtysomething 1990 TV Series Brendan Norris
Anything But Love 1989-1990 TV Series Brian Allquist
The Local Stigmatic 1990 David (as Joe Maher)
My Stepmother Is an Alien 1988 Lucas Budlong
Moonlighting 1988 TV Series Jerome
Great Performances 1975-1988 TV Series Smedley Cork / Frank
ALF 1988 TV Series Angel Bob
The Cavanaughs 1988 TV Series Abbot Costello
Funny Farm 1988 Michael Sinclair
My Two Dads 1988 TV Series Charles Van Duren
Why on Earth? 1988 TV Movie Mr Bell
Second Chance 1987 TV Series St. Peter / Saint Peter
Gimme a Break! 1987 TV Series Professor Dudley
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1987 TV Series Jack Kendrix
Stingray 1987 TV Series Peter Van Hoat
Faerie Tale Theatre 1985-1986 TV Series Sultan / Narrator
Mr. and Mrs. Ryan 1986 TV Movie Stockwell
Double Dare 1985 TV Series Sylvester (as Joe Maher)
Frankenweenie 1984 Short Mr. Chambers
At Your Service 1984 TV Movie Albert Vogel
St. Elsewhere 1984 TV Series Mr. Milbourne
The Evil That Men Do 1984 Molloch
Love, Sidney 1983 TV Series Feinbush
I, Leonardo: A Journey of the Mind 1983 TV Movie Giorgio Vasari
Will There Really Be a Morning? 1983 TV Movie 1st Doctor
Little Gloria... Happy at Last 1982 TV Movie Smythe
I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can 1982 Doctor Kalman
Under the Rainbow 1981 The Duke
Going Ape! 1981 Gridley
Those Lips, Those Eyes 1980 Fibby Geyer
Just Tell Me What You Want 1980 Dr. Coleson
My Old Man 1979 TV Movie Phil Kiley
Time After Time 1979 Adams
Wonder Woman 1978 TV Series Edgar Percy
Visions 1978 TV Series
Heaven Can Wait 1978 Sisk
Diary of the Dead 1976 Walter Johnson (as Joe Maher)
When Things Were Rotten 1975 TV Series Emissary
Ellery Queen 1975 TV Series Lyle Shannon
My Father's House 1975 TV Movie Doctor
M*A*S*H 1975 TV Series Major Taylor
For Pete's Sake 1974 Mr. Coates (as Joe Maher)
The Contractor 1974 TV Movie Fitzpatrick
It Ain't Easy 1972 Charlie
Passages from James Joyce's Finnegans Wake 1966 Celebrant (as Joe Maher)
Another World 1964 TV Series Leonard Brooks #1 (1975-1978)
Little Moon of Alban 1964 TV Movie British Soldier
Little Moon of Alban 1958 TV Movie British Soldier
Guiding Light 1952 TV Series Whitney Foxton (1978)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Moonlighting 1988 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Out-of-Towners 1999 in loving memory of

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 40th Annual Tony Awards 1986 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Featured Actor in a Play
The 33rd Annual Tony Awards 1979 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Featured Actor in a Play

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#Quote
1 I get cast frequently in aristocratic roles because I have a long nose and sound peculiar.


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