Joe Abbott of Baby Horse Records on stairs with guitar

Joe Abbott

Joe Abbott is a song writer, multi instrumentalist and singer from Vancouver, BC with a background in jazz, blues and American roots music.

An exciting and authentic new voice in Canadian folk and country, Joey is the nicest guy you could hope to meet. He’s authentic, funny, and an unbelievable songwriter, bar none. He writes with a wit, warmth and humour uncanny of a fellow his age—although perhaps the years he’s spent on the road with Petunia and the Vipers as well as the late, great bluesman Harpdog Brown have something to do with it. Who’s to say? All we know is we love him and we’re sure you will too.

A Toothache In Spades

Joe’s first release with Baby Horse Records, A Toothache In Spades, was recorded mostly live off the floor at Sud-Ouest Recording Service in the winter of 2021. This collection of songs features Jon Evans on the pedal and lap steel guitars, as well as Tyler Parent on upright bass and Freddy Poulin on the drums. It includes a traditionalist narrative ballad, a western swing inspired tongue twister and an ode to a groundhog, all fixed up with Joey’s usual wit and charm.