News Archive 2021

December 2021

Check out the new Christmas music video from my wife and I (Joe & Linda) featuring my Tumultus trumpet by Klangwerkstatt Martin Böhme!

“Love Is Christmas” by Sara Bareilles is a nontraditional Christmas song that we recently discovered. The message really resonates with us; that the true spirit of Christmas is not about fancy parties, decorations, or gifts. It’s about love, and spending quality time with our loved ones. So, as a refreshing departure from conventional Christmas music, as well as a useful reminder of what’s most important, we present to you our rendition of this beautiful song. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! – J&L


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Not to toot my own horn…but…
I’m EXTREMELY honored to announce that I am now a Klangwerkstatt Martin Böhme trumpet artist!

I met Martin Böhme this past October while searching for a more responsive trumpet and immediately noticed how he had his “shit together.” He is a gifted artisan who is passionate towards his craft, as can clearly be seen/heard in the instruments he builds. Never before in my career had I played a horn that made me stop and say “WOW” after only the first few notes! It is an absolute pleasure to work with Martin and play his exceptional trumpets!

To learn more about Martin and his beautiful instruments, check out his links here:



I am thrilled to debut my brand new “Tumultus” trumpet from Klangwerkstatt Martin Böhme!!! This is by far the nicest trumpet I’ve ever played/owned; possessing the dark, warm & buttery sound I prefer PLUS the articulate responsiveness I was missing previously. Here are some highlights from when I picked up my Tumultus as well as some information about it and a short demonstration. Enjoy! – JB


The day has arrived!!!

Please join us in welcoming Joe & Linda’s brand new album “Beyond The Places I Know”…NOW AVAILABLE exclusively through our web store: Choose from physical CD, digital download, or CD & download.

We’re SO excited for you all to experience it! – J&L

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November 2021

A short video announcing the official release date of Joe & Linda’s debut album “Beyond The Places I Know” on December 1st, 2021! Here we also discuss the sound of our music as well as the methods in which the album will be released. Please help us spread the word as we prepare for this momentous occasion! Much thanks to all of you! – J&L


Joe & Linda’s debut album “Beyond The Places I Know” is officially finished!!! We are so damn proud of how it turned out! Get ready for something really special…release info coming soon!

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Joe & Linda are SOOOO excited to be in the “mixing phase” working with the extremely accomplished, skilled, & PATIENT, Frank Motnik of FMO AudioVision. We’ve already sent in our finished artwork to the CD company and are days away from sending in our mastered tracks! The end is in sight folks…release info coming soon!!!



I am beyond excited to be working with the extraordinarily skilled, master horn-builder Klangwerkstatt Martin Böhme!

Martin’s instruments posses exceptional quality & sound. Honestly, in my entire career I’ve never played a horn that’s left me speechless after the first few notes, until I played these! It’s such a wonderful experience playing his trumpets, and to top it off, Martin is a super cool dude with a keen business sense.

To all you trumpeters, do yourself a favor and check out these amazing instruments! And to Martin, thank you for sharing your passion & talents with the world!


July 2021

A few highlights from Joe & Linda‘s drum sessions. We’re now a BIG step closer to finishing the record!

Joe & Linda’s Links:


June 2021


Hey Joe, Whaddya Know? is an ever-expanding collection of thought-provoking concepts designed to inspire and help people achieve their greater potential.

My mission is to challenge viewers to look beyond their own perceptions and develop a greater awareness of life, others, and most importantly, themselves.

This endeavor has been a long time in the making, and though still a work in progress, I‘m pleased to share the fruits of my labor!

From my mind & heart to yours – Joe Babiak


Charley Verlaine’s Debut Album “KOMOREBI” (feat. Joe Babiak)

My good friend and super talented singer/guitarist/songwriter, Charley Verlaine, has just released his debut solo album entitled “Komorebi” !!!

I met Charley shortly after moving to Europe and always hoped he and I would work together. Therefore, I was very excited when he asked me to record drums for his album. Charley’s music combines powerful guitar-driven rock with soulful, melodic vocals. On par with his outstanding singing prowess is his extraordinary guitar playing, and his solo chops…GOD DAMN !!!

Be sure to check out his brand new album “Komorebi,” now available on all digital platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, etc.).

Merci mon ami, I’m happy to have played a part in this great accomplishment of yours! -JB