I'm a software developer, entrepreneur, and musician living in Concord, North Carolina. I've created this site as a means to share my passions for Software Development and Music. I consider myself one of the lucky few who really enjoy their work. Like music, software development is a creative process. You bring ideas from imagination into reality and you learn from what works and what doesn't work, and you keep improving. And you continuously learn and get inspiration from other developers.

Software Development

I started out working with Microsoft Access 2.0/95/97 and VisualBasic 5/6 back in 1996. I've been doing web development since the beginning with Classic ASP and then ASP.NET with C# when it first came out. Over the years, I have done quite a bit of work in content management and ecommerce. I wrote the blog module for a thing called Rainbow Portal back in 2003 and founded the mojoPortal project in 2004. I actively developed mojoPortal and commercial add on features until late 2014 and still support it for any security issues. I began working on a new set of web components in late 2014 with MVC 5 and moved to ASP.NET Core in June of 2015 (beta 4 or 5 I think). Now I have a number of related open source projects and components branded as "cloudscribe". The main projects are cloudscribe Core which is a multi-tenant web application foundation for managing sites, users and roles, and cloudscribe SimpleContent which is a blog and content engine that can be used with Open Live Writer and can work with or without a database. I'm currently trying to bootstrap my own business again building commercial components that can integrate with ASP.NET Core applications including but not limited to my open source applications. I also do some software development consulting for others who are using my open source projects to build websites and web applications. In 2016 I was recognized as a Microsoft MVP for my work in the ASP.NET Community.

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Joe Audette, MCSD, MCDBA, MCSE, Source Tree Solutions, LLC, PO BOX 1978 Concord, NC 28026

joe dot audette [at] gmail dot com

MUSIC

I enjoy playing, practicing, and recording music. Over the years I've played in a few bands and also used to play a lot of solo gigs. In more recent years I don't get out that much, but occasionally I do go out to local open mike nights. Mostly I practice at home trying to learn piano after many years of focusing mainly on guitar.

The Reality Salad Band

The Reality Salad Band was put together for my recording projects while I was attending MTSU and evolved into a live band based on the recordings. We played in the area from 1991 to late 1994.

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written by Bob Dylan, featuring Joe Audette: lead vocals, rhythm guitar, Trey "Spot" Allison: lead and rhythm guitars, Seth Timbs: piano, Don Godwin: bass, Sam Baker: drums, Sam Grey: percussion, Heather Ballinger Gray: backing vocals, Lori Baldwin: backing vocals
written by Joe Audette, featuring Joe Audette: lead vocals, rhythm guitar,Trey "Spot" Allison: lead and rhythm guitars, Seth Timbs: piano, Don Godwin: bass, Sam Baker: drums, Sam Grey: percussion, Heather Ballinger Gray: backing vocals, Lori Baldwin: backing vocals
written by Joe Audette, featuring Joe Audette: lead vocals, rhythm guitar,Trey "Spot" Allison: lead and rhythm guitars, Seth Timbs: piano, Don Godwin: bass, Sam Baker: drums, Sam Grey: percussion, Heather Ballinger Gray: backing vocals, Lori Baldwin: backing vocals
words by Joe Audette, music by The Reality Salad Band, featuring Joe Audette: lead vocals, rhythm guitar, Lij Shaw: lead and rhythm guitars, Seth Timbs: piano, Brent Rawlings: bass, Jason Rawlings: drums, Sam Grey: percussion, Heather Ballinger Gray: backing vocals, Lori Baldwin: backing vocals
words by Joe Audette, music by The Reality Salad Band, featuring Joe Audette: lead vocals, rhythm guitar, Lij Shaw: lead and rhythm guitars, Seth Timbs: piano, Brent Rawlings: bass, Jason Rawlings: drums, Sam Grey: percussion, Heather Ballinger Gray: backing vocals, Lori Baldwin: backing vocals
written by Joe Audette, featuring Joe Audette: lead and backup vocals, rhythm guitar, Trey "Spot" Allison, lead guitar, Seth Timbs: piano, Brent Rawlings: bass, Jason Rawlings: drums and percussion
written by Joe Audette, featuring Joe Audette: lead and backup vocals, rhythm guitar, Brian Fechino, lead and rhythm guitars, Seth Timbs: piano, Brent Rawlings: bass, Jason Rawlings: drums and percussion
written by Joe Audette and Seth Timbs, featuring Joe Audette: lead and backup vocals, rhythm guitar, Brian Fechino, lead and rhythm guitars, Seth Timbs: piano, Brent Rawlings: bass, Jason Rawlings: drums and percussion
written by Joe Audette, featuring Joe Audette: lead and backup vocals, rhythm guitar, lead guitar, bass, tambourine, Hillary Finchum-Sung: violin
words by Joe Audette, music by The Reality Salad Band, featuring Joe Audette: lead vocals, rhythm guitar, Lij Shaw: lead and rhythm guitars, Seth Timbs: piano, Brent Rawlings: bass, Jason Rawlings: drums, Sam Grey: percussion, Heather Ballinger Gray: backing vocals, Lori Baldwin: backing vocals
words by Joe Audette, music by The Reality Salad Band, featuring Joe Audette: lead vocals, rhythm guitar, Trey "Spot" Allison: lead and rhythm guitars, Seth Timbs: piano, Don Godwin: bass, Sam Baker: drums, Sam Grey: percussion, Heather Ballinger Gray: backing vocals, Lori Baldwin: backing vocals
written by Joe Audette, featuring Joe Audette: lead vocals, rhythm guitar, Trey "Spot" Allison: lead and rhythm guitars, Seth Timbs: piano, Don Godwin: bass, Sam Baker: drums, Sam Grey: percussion, Heather Ballinger Gray: backing vocals, Lori Baldwin: backing vocals
written by Joe Audette, featuring Joe Audette: lead vocals, rhythm guitar, Trey "Spot" Allison: lead and rhythm guitars, Seth Timbs: piano, Don Godwin: bass, Sam Baker: drums, Sam Grey: percussion, Heather Ballinger Gray: backing vocals, Lori Baldwin: backing vocals
written by Joe Audette, featuring Joe Audette: lead vocals, rhythm guitar, Trey "Spot" Allison: lead and rhythm guitars, Seth Timbs: hammond organ, Don Godwin: bass, Sam Baker: drums, Sam Grey: percussion, Heather Ballinger Gray: backing vocals, Lori Baldwin: backing vocals
written by Joe Audette, featuring Joe Audette: lead vocals, rhythm guitar, Trey "Spot" Allison: lead and rhythm guitars, Seth Timbs: hammond organ, Brent Rawlings: bass, Jason Rawlings: drums, Sam Grey: percussion, Heather Ballinger Gray: backing vocals, Lori Baldwin: backing vocals
written by Joe Audette, featuring Joe Audette: lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboard horns, Trey "Spot" Allison: lead and rhythm guitars, Seth Timbs: hammond organ, Don Godwin: bass, Sam Baker: drums, percussion, Heather Ballinger Gray: backing vocals, Lori Baldwin: backing vocals
written by Joe Audette, featuring Joe Audette: lead vocals, rhythm guitar, Trey "Spot" Allison: lead and rhythm guitars, Seth Timbs: hammond organ, Brent Rawlings: bass, Jason Rawlings: drums, Sam Grey: percussion, Heather Ballinger Gray: backing vocals, Lori Baldwin: backing vocals
written by Bob Marley, featuring Joe Audette: lead vocals and backing vocals, rhythm guitar, Chris Ware: lead guitar, Brent Rawlings: bass, Jason Rawlings: drums, percussion
written by Van Morrison, featuring Joe Audette: lead vocals and backing vocals, rhythm guitar, Bruce Frazier: lead guitar, Brent Rawlings: bass, Jason Rawlings: drums, percussion

Sloppy Joe Blues

For long time I was really into old time acoustic country blues and ragtime. My favorites guitarists in these old styles are Big Bill Broonzy, Blind Boy Fuller, Skip James, Robert Johnson, Blind Blake, Mississippi Fred McDowell, and Bukka White. I'm glad I captured these videos of my solo performances because some of these songs I can no longer play due to lack of practice since I'm more focused on piano practice these days.

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