Singer/songwriter Joe Purdy released his 10th album “Last Clock on the Wall” on March 17th, 2009 at 4:00 in the morning, because that is when he finished it. Purdy releases his albums on his independent label, Joe Purdy Records, and with the help of national TV placements and a grassroots fan base, has been able to sell a staggering 800,000 direct track downloads in the US on Itunes without ever signing to a label.
Because Joe's writing process is heavily influenced by the environment that surrounds him, Purdy's albums act as a travel guide for his experiences. Last Clock On The Wall was recorded over 6 days at Old Mill Studios, located in a 17th century mill converted into a live arts theater in Strathaven, just outside of Glasgow. Take My Blanket and Go (2007) was recorded in NYC following a UK tour in 2006, You Can Tell Georgia (2006) was recorded outside of London immediately following a European tour with Tom McRae, while Paris in the Morning (2006) was recorded during a short visit to Paris a few months later. Canyon Joe (2007) was recorded at his home in California, after being stranded in New Mexico during a blizzard over New Years Eve.
Adding to his arsenal, Purdy has been embraced by a broader audience through Prime Time network television. His song “Wash Away (Reprise)," from the Julie Blue album, was chosen by J.J. Abrams for an episode of ABC’s smash hit “Lost” in its first season. Shortly after, Purdy’s song “I Love the Rain Most” (also off Julie Blue) was featured in an episode of ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy," which led to “The City” (Only Four Seasons) being included in the show as well as on the Grey’s Anatomy Season I soundtrack which sold over 150,000 units. Additionally, Purdy landed five more songs in “Grey’s” episodes including "San Jose" (Take My Blanket and Go), “Suitcase” (Only Four Seasons), “Can’t get it Right Today” (You Can Tell Georgia), and "Rainy Day Lament" (Stomping Grounds), which was featured on an episode of the fox hit "House." “Can't Get It Right Today" was also featured in a new KIA ad that ran nationally.