"Unfinished Songs" performed in 
Fendrick and Peck's showcase room
at FARM 2019, Grand Rapids, MI.
(video courtesy of
John Higgins)


Born in Indiana, raised in Illinois, singer songwriter Curt Joa now enjoys life with his family up in Wisconsin.  Like the man in his song "Unfinished Songs, he always "wanted to be a songwriter, but it was a distant dream."  He had written a couple songs and had some other lines and ideas, but never really got too far.

Then a few years ago he played two songs at a Wisconsin Singer Songwriter open mic.

I was born in Indiana, raised in Illinois and now I enjoy life with my family up in Wisconsin.  Like the man in “Unfinished Songs”, I think I “always wanted to be a songwriter, but it was a distant dream.”  I had written a couple songs and had some other lines and ideas, but I never really got too far. 

Then a few years ago, I got to play a couple songs for some people at a coffee house type venue.  The reaction I got fired me up and now I just finished my first CD. 

I write songs about love gone right and wrong, about old memories and people getting old, about traveling and the sky.  I like it when I can make a real connection with the audience by coming up with some small, descriptive detail.  

"Curt Joa is an incredibly gifted songwriter. He brings you along with him in his story songs and takes you on a beautiful musical journey. Listening to Curt's songs is akin to not being able to put down an amazing book you are reading. Now just add a wonderful melody."
 -John P Higgins
         Booking Manager The Coffee House, Milwaukee
         Turtle Pond Music House concerts, Mequon, WI 


"The amazing Curt Joa!  One great song after another."
   - David Hakan   Gypsy Wagon Studio,  Kansas City

"You are a treasure!"
   - Diconn Lee    Black Hills Music


Three-time honorable mention recipient in the 2018 Song Door contest in three different categories: Christian, Country, and Soft Rock.  /  Four-time honorable mention recipient in the 2017 Song Door contest  /  Winner of the 2017 Mid-Winter Talent Contest at The Coffee House in Milwaukee where someone called him a "neat old guy".  


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