Born in Brentwood, NY (Long Island), Bye has been a staple of the Colorado music scene for decades. He has received regular airplay on KBCO, KTCL, and KGNU, and was a featured artist performing several times live on KBCO Studio C Local Edition and the KGNU Kabaret. Bye has performed at venues and events both locally and nationally including CBGB’s Gallery, Cafe Sine and Cafe A-Go Go (New York City), Daytona Beach Bike Week, The Little Bear, (Evergreen, CO) and Herman’s Hideaway (Denver, CO).
From 1997 thru 2007 Joe Bye owned and operated the Buck Snort Saloon, in Pine, CO and as the featured performer there, his shows are now legendary.
Once named “the hardest working man in local show business” by G. Brown of the Denver Post, Bye received recognition as opening act for such notables as Steppenwolf, The Guess Who, Little River Band, Kris Kristofferson, Warren Zevon, Steve Forbett and Jim Messina among others.
Bye is now working on a new album, “The Color of Sound”, due out in 2013.