This site is a reflection of all of my musical interests; playing the guitar, teaching others to play, recording both my music and that of others, as well as music production, mixing, and mastering.

My current projects

Cadillac Daddy

A Berlin based sometimes duo, sometimes quartet playing both original and classic blues songs. Catch us at The Sandmann Bar or one of Berlin’s blues haunts and have a few pilsners while stomping your feet to the swampy beat.

Have a listen! Here is a sample from a live performance of Cadillac Daddy performing “Shaky Ground”.


“Troutband” with fellow musicians James Prosek (also a renowned painter), Rick Richter (songwriter, guitarist, and book publishing guru), and Dennis Hrbek (producer, multi-instrumentalist, and recording engineer).

Here is the track “It Ain’t Me” from our album “Monkey’s Wedding”.

Berlin Music

I also play with a variety of musicians in Berlin (there are many talented folks here), an I recently had the honor of playing with Laura Guidi and band at the Berlin David Bowie Tribute 2017. We took on “Life On Mars”, a notoriously difficult piece, with just one rehearsal. Blessed by a focused band of great players, we played what I feel is a great version, that I hope The Man himself would approve of:

Order our music here:


Thanks for visiting the site. I’m always glad to hear from visitors, so if you have a thought, idea, need help with an order, or are looking to pose a question about music theory, music mixing, or guitar and pedal electronics, send an anonymous flame, whatever it is, drop a line through the “Contact” form.

Best regards,
Joe Dochtermann