Digital Singles Now Available

Collect all the new singles from Joe’s new record in Digital Collectable Form.  Buy or sell them on the Ethereum Blockchain


Joe Rian

Joe Rian (Ryan) was adopted as an infant and raised in Rock Falls Illinois. Sings tavern songs, beer soaked and road worn.

Young Joe flunked out of college, moved out of the Midwest and scraped by like most 20 year olds working multiple -minimum wage jobs. The main gig was sweating away at gold and silver refinery on the west side of Phoenix AZ. Other jobs included telemarketing, working concrete, putting up and then chasing hot air balloons, selling buying club memberships, moving appliances and a very short stint collecting outstanding debts for characters you might find on a once popular TV series.

This was 1989 Arizona. That’s when he won an American Stratocaster on a radio contest signed by Jeff Beck and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Then, pure chance found him at the last ever SRV concert. Weirder yet is that he ended up working at Buddy Guy’s Legends.

Summers would find him busking the streets of Chicago…where the real action was. Mid 90’s blues revival indeed was certainly a thing Heavy Blues… Street Blues really. That was never the only thing. Joe is certainly not a Bluesman, but a songwriter that likes to stir the sounds of Roots, Country and Folk styles into a nice pot of soup. Songs best consumed in your local tavern with a dirty floor.



Hodlrs are allowed to use any single (with permission) for their personal or professional projects (free of charge). (not usable on YouTube due to DSP/ YouTube licensing). Must Credit Artist

8 Song Holders

8 Song Holders

Hodlrs of 8 (8 of 10 different songs) are entered into a drawing. Winner(s) get a private IRL concert house show (1) event (free of charge) anywhere in the United States)

Free Discord Concerts

Free Discord Concerts

Hodlrs of 1 or more JRNFT are gated discord channel for live in studio shows with joe and other Artists

Track Stems

Track Stems

Hodlrs will receive (by request) track stems (individual recorded tracks) for their personal and professional projects free of charge. (may not use on YouTube due to DSP/ YouTube licensing). Must Credit Artist




Select Your Single

A soulful voice that burns through the tracks. The wood-stomping shuffle of "Start All Over Again" casts a vision of heart-worn highways, and western towns rolling across a dusty car window. This becomes much more intimate on "Baltimore: where the syncopated guitar rhythm unravels a tale of distance and longing. He has the grit and soul of a traveling man, and I love that hie music totally embodies that. I'm digging what I've heard so far, and I'm excited to see what you have in store for the future.

    Jeb White

    Stonecutter Records

    In The Blue" Chosen #28 Best Songs of 2019" - The Americana Music Show. Joe's Record "Switchyard Sessions is a great traveling companion album. If you could only grab one CD out of your stack of CD's, throw it in the car when you're headed out the door, this is a great one to pick up when your traveling on a lonely trip.

      Calvin Powers

      Americana Music Show

      Corner Tap

      OG Genesis Corner Tap

      26pcs. No Rarity SOLD OUT   Buy On Secondary

      I'm Gonna Love You

      OG I'm Gonna Love You

      104 pcs. No Rarity SOLD OUT Buy On Secondary


      1 LP Record, 10 Singles w/ Rarity

      Midwest Boy is a full length (LP) record being released on the blockchain. Each month or so we release a new single from the record. Each single haze rarity traits through the use of colored frames, 1/1’s. Each months quantity varies on quantity. Each single is randomly generated off a WenMint 721A battle tested contract. If you are looking to collect you can mint using this link.

      Jim Bristol (Song 3)

      Studio Recorded,  Full Band Version, 333pcs, Video Music NFT with Rarity

      MINT NOW >>

      Traits: Gold  Silver, Red, Blue, Purple, Green

      Holder Mint Price: 0.067eth

      Public Mint Price 0.077eth

      Total Supply: 333pcs

      (4) 1/1 Zimmits by @JigsawGeneral



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