JOE 2.0 was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2011, by violinist, Joseph Ketchum.
JOE 2.0 was formed to see if a string quartet could play rock and pop music in a powerful and non-lame way.
JOE 2.0 is comprised of an electrified string quartet (2 Violins, Viola, and Cello), plus drums and the inimitable vocals of original ❝Cheap Trick❞ lead singer, Xeno.
JOE 2.0 uses painstakingly crafted analogue effects on the strings to emulate the sounds of electric guitars, keyboards, bass, horns, and other instruments.
JOE 2.0 blends these sounds with the natural sound of the strints,
creating a rock/pop sound with a symphonic power to it.
It❜s like a rock band and orchestra had a baby, and they called it ❝JOE 2.0❞.
A ❝Rockestra❞ if you will. More about the group and promo video here