With flavors of Lucinda Williams, Nanci Griffiths and Iris Dement and a wealth of early country music, the three-time Canadian Folk Music Award nominee and Western Canadian Music Award nominee’s songs are faithful to a long-standing folk music tradition.
Hiroya is a one-of-a-kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing the five-string banjo when he was 13, and took up the guitar shortly after. The rest, as they say is history.
Led by Jack Malmstrom on clarinet and tenor sax, Jack’s Cats’ tight rhythm section and top-shelf vocalist have won friends at clubs, private events, and jazz festivals with a warm, swinging sound of small jazz combos from the “pre-bop” era.
Maria Muldaur is an American folk and blues singer who was part of the early 1960s music revolution. She recorded the 1973 hit song “Midnight at the Oasis,” which garnered several Grammy nominations and enshrined her forever in the hearts of Baby Boomers everywhere.
Gina Chavez is blending the sounds of the Americas with tension and grace. A multi-ethnic Latin pop songstress, Chavez is a nine-time Austin Music Award winner.
Listening to Joel’s music is like tasting Gumbo for the very first time. There are so many delicious flavors happening all at once!