Originally from Rivière la Paix, a region rich in sounds and colours, Joël has always counted the guitar among his first loves. Joël does not adhere to any musical school even if he admits to being influenced by the great architects of Blues, Jazz, Rock, World Music and Folk. He remains in search of the universal melody. In addition to working with an impressive variety of Alberta musicians and singers of all backgrounds, Joel is in great demand as a guitar teacher. He also teaches writing workshops for the Centre de Développement Musical. Joel released his first solo album La récolte in September 2008.