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 I’ve been knuckling down on my writing ever since.  I just finished my first CD.  

I write songs about love and old memories and people getting old, 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".  



I was on Riverwest Radio with Sandy Weisto on 5-6-17.  Check it out here: