Joe Purdy gets 'Lost' (Updated January 2, 2013)
Joe Purdy was anything but 'Lost' when his song "Wash Away" was featured in the 2004 season of the ABC hit drama. The singer/songwriter from Arkansas had labored on a loading dock and worked as a counselor at a high school before moving to California in 2001, where he began writing songs and playing piano.
By the time Purdy was contacted by J.J. Abrams, the executive producer of "Lost," he already had several homemade albums to his credit and got his break in L.A. with 2003's "StompinGrounds." So when Abrams came calling, asking Purdy to write a song for the show, "Wash Away" was penned while Purdy traversed an island on a river in upstate New York. The song went on to chart on iTunes after being part of "Lost" episode 1.03.
Shortly after, Purdy became the go-to guy for television. His song "Suitcase" would be featured on the seventh episode of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" and "I Love the Rain" would be part of the eighth episode. In addition, it was featured on the show's season one soundtrack, landing Purdy three more songs in Grey's episodes. He finally moved away from ABC when "Rainy Day Lament" was featured on the FOX TV series "House M.D."
Purdy has released 12 albums in over eight years, and in 2012 began to affiliate with The Giving Tree Band, a rock outfit from Yorkville, Illinois. The band members perform on everything from acoustic and electric guitars to banjos and violin. With their bluegrass and Americana sound, they have played noted festivals such as South by Southwest, Wakarusa and the Philadelphia Folk Festival.
Joe Purdy Ticket PricesFind Tickets
Past 12 Months
date city state venue 2/17/2015 Evanston IL SPACE 2/18/2015 Evanston IL SPACE
date city state venue 2/7/2014 Miami FL Norwegian Pearl 6/4/2014 Solana Beach CA Belly Up Tavern 6/7/2014 San Luis Obispo CA SLO Brewing Co. 6/8/2014 Berkeley CA Freight & Salvage 6/10/2014 Portland OR Mississippi Studios 6/11/2014 Seattle WA Tractor Tavern 6/12/2014 Missoula MT Top Hat Lounge 6/13/2014 Salt Lake City UT The State Room 6/14/2014 Englewood CO Gothic Theatre 6/16/2014 Saint Louis MO Off Broadway 6/18/2014 Chicago IL City Winery - Chicago 6/19/2014 Chicago IL City Winery - Chicago 6/20/2014 Columbus OH The Basement 6/21/2014 Cleveland Heights OH Grog Shop 6/23/2014 Pittsburgh PA The Rex Theater 6/24/2014 Washington DC Howard Theatre 6/25/2014 Sellersville PA Sellersville Theater 1894 6/27/2014 New York NY NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts 6/28/2014 Fairfield CT StageOne 6/29/2014 Cambridge MA The Sinclair 9/12/2014 Dallas TX The Kessler Theater 9/13/2014 Austin TX The Parish 9/17/2014 Little Rock AR Juanita's 9/21/2014 Decatur GA Eddie's Attic 9/22/2014 Carrboro NC Cat's Cradle 10/22/2014 New York NY City Winery
date city state venue 1/13/2013 Miami FL Norwegian Pearl 7/12/2013 Cincinnati OH Sawyer Point 7/20/2013 Brooklyn NY Prospect Park 9/26/2013 Minneapolis MN Cedar Cultural Center 9/27/2013 Evanston IL SPACE 9/28/2013 Evanston IL SPACE
date city state venue 3/9/2012 Glenside PA Keswick Theatre 4/27/2012 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 4/27/2012 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 6/12/2012 Cleveland Heights OH Grog Shop 6/15/2012 Cambridge MA The Middle East 6/18/2012 New York NY Bowery Ballroom 6/19/2012 New York NY City Winery 6/25/2012 Nashville TN Mercy Lounge 6/26/2012 Saint Louis MO Blueberry Hill 6/28/2012 Columbus OH The Basement 6/29/2012 Chicago IL Double Door 11/13/2012 New York NY City Winery 12/10/2012 Los Angeles CA Room 5 Lounge
date city state venue 4/22/2011 Austin TX The Parish 4/23/2011 Dallas TX The Loft 4/25/2011 Santa Fe NM Santa Fe Brewing Company 4/27/2011 Phoenix AZ Rhythm Room 4/28/2011 Solana Beach CA Belly Up Tavern 4/30/2011 West Hollywood CA The Troubadour 5/3/2011 San Francisco CA The Independent 5/5/2011 Portland OR Doug Fir Lounge 5/6/2011 Seattle WA Crocodile Cafe 5/9/2011 Boise ID Neurolux Lounge 5/11/2011 Aspen CO Belly Up Aspen 5/14/2011 Lawrence KS The Bottleneck 5/15/2011 Des Moines IA Vaudeville Mews 5/16/2011 Minneapolis MN Varsity Theater 5/17/2011 Milwaukee WI Turner Hall Ballroom 6/8/2011 Nashville TN Mercy Lounge 6/9/2011 Birmingham AL Workplay Theatre 6/10/2011 Atlanta GA The Loft 6/11/2011 Asheville NC The Grey Eagle 6/12/2011 Carrboro NC Cat's Cradle 6/16/2011 New York NY Highline Ballroom 6/21/2011 Boston MA Brighton Music Hall 6/22/2011 South Burlington VT Higher Ground 6/27/2011 Pittsburgh PA The Rex Theater 6/28/2011 Cleveland OH Beachland Ballroom