Ever since picking up a guitar for the first time at age 10, Joey Gutos knew he found a lifelong partner. Inspired initially by his parents’ collection of classic rock CDs, from The Beatles to The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin, he cut his teeth on some of the best that have come before him. Throughout his early years, he wrote and recorded music with numerous projects until he hit his stride in the music industry when he formed Sunset Voodoo with co-songwriter Lucas Roth and drummer Rocky Yañez. Sunset Voodoo has played throughout the southwest, making notable appearances at Pot of Gold Music Festival, Apache Lake Music Festival and has headlined numerous Arizona venues including Marquee Theatre and Crescent Ballroom. The band has released three EPs and is currently putting the final touches on their debut full-length album. Gutos has also served as the lead guitarist for other AZ-based artists Something Like Seduction, Bob Rabbit and Rachael Beck. He is an alumnus of ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business and the co-founder of multi-media company, RIVIR, with Esteban Obregon of Something Like Seduction. His new solo project is a genre he likes to call Indie Folk-Funk and will begin releasing new music in 2020.