A chance discovery of the 20-stringed Indian slide guitar a decade ago turned into a life-changing event for Joel. He immediately dedicated himself to the instrument, studying under – and eventually performing alongside – some of the most renowned names in Indian classical music. With two albums now under his belt, and an extensive touring schedule that has taken him across India, the US, and most recently Europe, Joel is expanding the sonic palette of the Indian slide guitar by bringing it into a variety of new and exciting settings; from classical Indian music, to world fusion and new styles implementing electronic drums, live sampling and vocoder.
The warm resonance and sparkling sound of the strings permeates his sound, conjuring up a range of emotions and creating an atmospheric calm that envelopes the listener. This space may ruminated on, in long improvisatory passages, or can provide the rich sonic back drop for catchy melodies, lightning fast picking and new interpretations of traditional songs.
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