from current projects, over his 38 years of drumming Joel has
performed or recorded with such artists as Bo Diddley, Davy
Jones (of The Monkees), Melissa Reaves, The Blind Chitlin
Kahunas, Tino Gonzalez, The Spiral Starecase, Joan Osborne, Bob
Margolin, Dave Keyes, Steve Lambert (Roman Holliday), Tas Cru,
Sandy Vee Anderson, David Rose, and others. With his
own projects, Joel has shared stages with the likes of Tower Of
Power, Levon Helm, Cheap Trick, Johnny Winter, Rick Derringer,
David Johansen, Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown, Edgar Winter, The
Nighthawks, 38 Special, Joe Louis Walker,
Harper, Alexis P. Suter, Canned Heat, and many more. As a drum & stage tech, Joel has enjoyed the
privilege of working with Levon Helm, The Pretenders, Joan Jett,
John Waite, Patty Smythe, Luther Allison, 38 Special, Maria
Muldaur, The Hooters, Smokin' Joe Kubek,
and countless others. He has happily been the drum tech & assistant stage manager
for the Billtown Blues Festival for the past 16 years.
Regionally, Joel is a 'first-call'
drummer for both live performance and studio projects, provides
drums and drum tech services for many area festivals & venues,
and performs regularly with Gabe Stillman & The
Billtown Giants, The Blind Chitlin Kahunas, Rubber Soul, The Doug
McMinn Jazz Quartet, The Doug McMinn Blues Band, Lumpy Gravy, The Ken Wittman Trio, JT & The Denicats,
The Goods, and Bop Top.
Joel lives in his beloved hometown of Williamsport,
Pennsylvania, is an active community advocate, and (when he's
not drumming) also works as a freelance web & graphic designer.