Smokin’ Joe takes the stage at Thrills in the Hills

CLEARFIELD – Nashville recording artist Smokin’ Joe and The Wild Horse Band showed the crowd at Thrills Iin the Hills that they are a local country band on their way up on Saturday night. 

With their second compact disc, “American Made” available in stores, and their first single “Beer Bottle Brown” that can be heard on local stations, they are well on their way to being hot in the country music world.

Their first CD, “Time Will Tell” was released in 2001. Fans were on their feet with songs like “Folsom Prison Blues” and “Pretty Woman” along with many original songs.

Joe Meholick, front man and founder said, “Being here has been a great time, we love a huge crowd!”

The band, founded in 1992, includes members Jim Schatz, Denny Iorfida, Russ Reaghart, Dave Simmons, Jamie Marsden and Cindy McMurray.

On being at Thrills in the Hills, Meholick stated, “Bikers sometimes get a bad rap, but these are some of the nicest people I have ever met.”

Smokin’ Joe and The Wild Horse Band has opened for many music greats like Charlie Daniels, Ty England, Daryl Singeltary and Ken Mellons.

For tour dates and details on Smokin’ Joe and The Wild Horse Band, visit

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