Little Joey started singing at the age of seven with Tony and Juanita. Later he was with Ken MacKenzie on television. In 1959 he started his own dances at Morton's in Naples. He played there until 1967 when he moved to Lakeland in Windham on Route 302. In 1973 he moved to The Brown Bag in Oxford and played there for about eight years. He then returned to Morton's.He often talked about "the good times we had when" he was just "a little boy singer" touring around the northeast with country shows. One of his sons, Joey DiPietro, had begun following his dad's footsteps also at an early age working with the band on several occasions until becoming the band's fulltime drummer as a teenager.
Joey has appeared in The Lewiston Spectacular in 1975. For many years he played the March of Dimes benefits with Bill Clement.
We are pleased that Joey will finallv take his place in the Maine Country Music Hall of Fame.