Technique Focus Picking
Joe is a formidable alternate picker, calling to mind Eric Johnson with some of his blistering Pentatonic runs. As you’ll see looking over the examples, these are often built around two-notes-per-string overlapping and repeated patterns. These are best practised slowly and boldly, without any attempt at speeding up until you can play through them without looking constantly at the fretboard. keep your attention on economy in motion on the picking hand and a consistent posture as you work across the strings. it’s surprising how many tone issues can be sorted out this way, rather than feeling the need to mask them with more gain, or other effects. Be patient, and you cannot help but succeed if you follow this procedure.