May 11, 2021

Joseph Wooten Part 1: Music, Culture, Rhythm, and Respect

Joseph Wooten Part 1: Music, Culture, Rhythm, and Respect

Joseph Wooten is a three-time Grammy-nominated artist, songwriter, keyboardist, and vocalist. Since 1993, Joseph has been an integral member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, The Steve Miller Band. He is a producer, speaker, and fronts his own band, Joseph Wooten and The Hands of Soul. Joseph also serves as the keyboard is to his brother, Victor Wooten. On top of all of that, he's an author of It All Matters from which there's a Ted Talk delivered in Memphis, Tennessee called Why It All Matters.

Joseph says the most important thing you can learn from music is that in music, rhythm creates a relationship with things that are normally not compatible. Rhythm gives two different ideas a path forward because rhythm makes them respect each other's space. Joseph says that if you replace rhythm with respect off the stage, it will do the same thing.  Growing up, Joseph's mom told him and his brothers, "What does the world need with just another good musician? What we need are more good people." Their mom knew the music business would be tough and may or may not work out, but knew that they would survive it based on the quality of character that she raised Joseph, Victor, Reggie, Roy, Rudy, and Elijah to be. Sit back, relax, and enjoy as we dive into Music, Culture, Rhythm, and Respect.


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