Joe Fahey started playing in bands in Minneapolis in 1979. In the mid 80s he formed a band called the Tangents, playing original music in Minneapolis clubs like Fernando’s & the Valli in Dinkytown. In 1990 he formed Carp 18, performing at clubs such as 7th Street Entry, 400 Bar, Uptown Bar, Cabooze & many others. They released Russian Racehorse in 1996 & broke up while recording bug rump in 1999. He released his solo debut album Tote Bag in 2006, Bushnell’s Turtle in 2011 and Somnambulist Chaser in 2016. He performs as a solo acoustic artist as well as with his bands The Bottom 40 and garage rock cover band The Local Hermits.