Joseph Michael Mahfoud (pronounced “Ma-Food”) is a unique musician and bandleader. Joseph is as comfortable leaning back and letting the blues rip your soul out as he is playing a Bach Bouree. A Mohawk Indian, residing in Buffalo since childhood, his 2004 Full Circle release with The Pappy Johns Band won several Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards. His most notable appearances include the Chicago Blues Fest, the Canadian Aboriginal awards at the Skydome, the Iowa Blues Fest, the Memphis Blues Fest, Lewiston Blues Fest, Fox Morning News, the Maple Blues Fest, Jeff Healy’s, and the Saskatoon Blues Fest. Joseph has developed a loyal following among the Iroquois Nation of the North East and many cities in New York State including Ellicottville and Rochester.