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Music by Joe Payne

Most recently, all of my original music is for live theatre. Listen to the demos here, or the old albums below, but be sure to check out the Theatre Sound Portfolio, where you can see photos of the shows that these tunes belong to, and many more productions as well.

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Original Music for Theatre

 
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Marvin Payne and The Gifted Seed

Marvin Payne was a hard working local celebrity in the '70s, producing upwards of ten hit albums. Thirty years later, his children, who survived their father's career choices, have decided to revive their father's music, and re-unleash the folk-rooted '70s soft-pop-rock on the world.
 
Marvin Payne - Guitar, Vocals, Writer of the songs, Dad www.marvinpayne.com
Sam Payne - Keys, Harmonica, Toys www.sampayne.com
Joe Payne - Bass www.paynesound.com
Dave Payne - Drums www.rest30.com
Joshua Payne - Guitar www.joshuapayneorchestra.com

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It’s rare for an aging rocker to have the pleasure of being approached by four passionate pros who want to bring his old songs to life. It’s rarer when those pros are his sons. In a recent spring, such a rare thing happened. This recording, taken at a concert in May of 2010 in the Babcock Theatre at The University of Utah, is a joyful taste of what happened next.

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This limited edition album contains songs recorded in Dave's basement studio from November 2009 until May 2010, during friday morning rehearsals.

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Euripides' The Bakkhai

Translated by Robert Bagg
Music by Joe Payne  © copyright 2009. All rights reserved.

Original Cast Recording

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Joe Payne - Sequencing, Keyboard, Guitar
Dave Payne - Guitar, Bass  

Dionysus - Andy Rindlisbach, Pentheus - Ryon Sharette, Agave - Gabrielle Gaston, Kadmos - Kory Kyker, Messenger - John Terry, The Bakkhai: Melissa Burns - Leader, Lauren Bradley, Stuart Ford, Nathaniel Hinckley, Marin Kohler, Ali Vance, Gwen de Veer.

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Performed at Red Butte Garden, September 2009, Presented by The Classical Greek Theatre Festival and U Theatre. Produced by Jim Svendsen, Directed by L.L. West, Choreographed by Darlene Casanova, Brenda Van der Wiel - Costumes Designer, Joe Payne - Set Designer, Tom McCosh - Sound Engineer, Rachel Zimmerman - Make-up/Wig Designer, Katie Mzik - Stage Manager, Chase Heltzel - Assistant Stage Manager, Serena LeFevre - Assistant Stage Manager, Kyle Becker - Technical Director, Karen Porcher - Props Designer, Barbara Sturgis - Production Manager, Amanda French - Make-up/Wig Advisor.

Oobleck, The Album

From Oobleck's self titled album.
This is the band that I fronted in college.
All songs written by Joe payne.

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Joe Payne: vocals / guitars.
Jed Keipp: drums.
Chris Harrop: acoustic guitar. 
The Late and very much missed Andy Maughan: bass.
Album art for Oobleck by Jim Craig.

The Green Album

All instruments are performed by Joe Payne.
All songs written by Joe Payne.

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Read more: The Green AlbumThese tracks were recorded on the stage of the
beautiful 1913 Wells Theater in Norfolk, Virginia,
late at night after the shows were out.

Look Around, The Album

Some tracks were recorded literally on a mountainside, under the stars, in Southern Utah.
All songs written and performed by Joe Payne.

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Pick Me Up, violin: Niki Allison (my mom).
Electric guitar: Dave Payne.
Like Hell, lead guitar: Joshua Payne.
I'm Fine and I Feel, drums, bass, lead guitar: Dave Payne.