The year was 1966. The city was Chicago. Joel entered the world, and it has never been the same! Growing up in a musical family, Joel was exposed to all sorts of music, and particularly remembers lots of Folk music on vinyl in the house. He loved to sing and harmonize from an early age and took piano lessons as a youngster. His father taught him some basic chords on guitar, and he’s added a few since then! Joel has played in several bands throughout the years, playing drums, keys, guitars, and always singing, either lead or providing background harmony. A founding member of the True North Troubadours, Joel handles most of the rhythm guitar work and lends his vocals to the trio mix.