Today I was introduced to music by Joe Scorsone, who goes by the stage name Flintface. Joe Scorsone is the son of a minister, and the moniker Flintface is a reference to Isaiah 50:7. It would appear that Joe Scorsone’s sees his music as an expression of his faith, but it is worth noting that it isn’t overtly religious.
In July, Flintface released an album titled Hope. The album is peaceful, uplifting and a compelling experience of gently woven sounds. Interestingly, a number of well known musicians are featured on the album. These musicians include Rami Jaffee (The Wallflowers), Randy Cooke (Eurythmics) and a whole list of others.
For many, this album is likely to bring hope and inspiration. After one of Joe Scorsone’s previous bands fell apart he found himself living in a car and occasionally sleeping at construction sites or a friend’s halfway house. Clearly, this album marks significant personal progress from that point in his life.
Flintface’s music is enjoyable, and above all, peaceful. I’m glad to have encountered it today I anxiously await whatever Scorsone does next. You can get to know him better at his website.