Tenor Joseph Gaines is featured on these commercially available recordings:

Lyric Fest:  21st-Century Song Cycles by Daron Hagen

Lyric Fest on the Naxos Label

Laura Ward, Piano
Daniel Teadt, Baritone
Suzanne DuPlantis, Mezzo-soprano
Gilda Lyons, Vocalist
Joseph Gaines, Tenor
Justine Aronson, Soprano
Kelly Ann Bixby, Soprano

Daron Hagen, composer

Justine Aronson and Joseph Gaines (members, as are all the soloists, of the Philadelphia-based song festival Lyric Fest) have the flexible, immediately engaging quality of the best cabaret singers.... Pianist Laura Ward has thoroughly excavated these often-challenging accompaniments, playing them with mastery and character.
— Opera News (2018)
Joseph Gaines, brought in on short notice when the original singer canceled, completely embodied the music with his light tenor, committing body and soul to the music in ways one rarely sees.
— The Philadelphia Inquirer's review of AFTER WORDS world premiere (2013)

Domenico Scarlatti’s LA DIRINDINA

Ars Lyrica Houston on the Sono Luminus Label

Jamie Barton, Mezzo-soprano (La Dirindina)
Joseph Gaines, Tenor (Liscione)
Brian Shircliffe, Baritone (Don Carissimo)

Matthew Dirst, Artistic Director

... Joseph Gaines’s Liscione is played to fine comic effect.
— Fanfare (2013)

Handel’s MESSIAH (The Mozart Orchestrations)

The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys

Ava Pine, Soprano
Kirsten Sollek, Alto
Joseph Gaines, Tenor
Sumner Thompson, Baritone

John Scott, Director

Tenor Joseph Gaines is a fiery, evangelical soloist...
— The Compleat Messiah (2010)


Ars Lyrica Houston on the Naxos Label

Melissa Givens, Soprano
Gerrod Pagenkopf, Countertenor
Joseph Gaines, Tenor
Timothy Jones, Baritone
Barrett Sills, Cello

Matthew Dirst, Artistic Director





... skillfully performed...
— Gramophone (2009)