Joe Price and Vicki Price married in 1987,
after having toured together for five years. Over their 27 years together
they have opened for such notables as John
Lee Hooker, Willie Dixon,
Pine Top Perkins,
Louisiana Red, Al Green, Greg Brown and
Iris DeMent. The creative, musical impact of this pairing was and remains a
bustling two-way street in nearly every way imaginable, and the artistic
achievements of both partners are irrevocably intertwined. The on-stage
interplay between Joe and Vicki makes that connection clear.
The couple released five CD’s on Iowa’s Trailer Records. Joe’s 25 Below in
1996, Request in 1999 and Designated Drive in 2000; Vicki’s Mississippi
Summer in 1998 and Looking for Love in 2005. Sadly, in 2007 Trailer Records
shut its’ doors. Taking the initiative the couple released two CD’s on their
label Blues Acres Productions; in October of 2008 A Brand New Place which
features 10 new tunes penned by Vicki and in March of 2009 Joe’s collection
of original songs Rain or Shine. Both releases made the top 100 CD’s of 2009
in Real Blues Magazine. A Brand New Place was nominated for Best independent
release at the International Blues Challenge in 2008, Rain or Shine was
nominated for 2009. Rain or Shine won an Independent Music Award for best
Blues CD 2010 and the IMA Vox Pop People’s Choice Award for blues CD 2010.
The cd has received rave reviews in major publications including Vintage
Guitar Magazine, DownBeat Magazine, The American Music Guide, Blues Revue
and the Chicago Sun Times.