It all started when bassist Joe Williams got a stand-up bass fiddle and set out in pursuit of the genuine C&W sound. It didn’t take him long to recruit Catawba City songster Bill Noonan on vocals and acoustic guitar, and it just so happened that their long-time musical compadre Joe Turick had been busy woodshedding on steel guitar. Tim Belk’s solid tasteful approach on drums was a perfect fit and rounded out the lineup. The Hey Joes engage in reverent readings from the Books of Hank, Carl Smith, Ray Price and other giants of the era, and from modern traditionalists like Wayne Hancock. They end the night on an electric note, where honky-tonk meets rock and roll, mixing up classic dancing and drinking songs with more eclectic covers and selections from Noonan’s catalog of top-notch originals.