Joel Zoss

Joel Zoss has enjoyed an international reputation as a songwriter since Bonnie Raitt recorded his “Too Long at the Fair” in 1972. His songs have been recorded by many prominent artists, including Natalie Merchant, Albert Castiglia, and the UK’s Katie Melua.

Joel cut his teeth in Chicago in the 1960’s with some of the world’s greatest bluesmen and began his recording career with Arista in the 1970’s. Featuring his own songs and folk and blues classics by Americana masters Elizabeth Cotten, Lead Belly, and Big Bill Broonzy, Zoss’s unique fingerpicking style and moving vocals have entertained audiences in blues clubs, concert halls, and folk festivals throughout the US and Europe.

From 2007-2009 Joel opened shows for B.B. King and Etta James in theaters across the country. He has performed and recorded with David Bromberg, Taj Mahal, James Taylor, Paul Butterfield, and Howlin’ Wolf. In 2016-2017 Joel performed at the Teatro del Sale and venues in and around Florence, Italy.

Joel’s 2015 album Florida Blues, recorded and mixed by Grammy-Award-winning engineer Ron Taylor at Echo Beach Studios in Jupiter, Florida, was the Roots Music Reports Chart's Top Acoustic Blues Album for the Year 2015.  

Joel’s 2009 album Lila was produced by legendary guitarist and founder of the group Fanny, June Millington. Bonnie Raitt’s original version of “Too Long at the Fair” appeared in the documentary film Troubadour, released in 2011. 

Joel performs solo on amplified acoustic guitar and as a trio with upright bass and drums. 

Joel Zoss Videos: May 5, 2017:

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Florida Blues" was ranked the #1 RMR Top 50 Acoustic Blues Album of the year 2015.  It is available on Amazon, 8332875325, BMGI Direct and where ever standard-sized is streamed or sold.

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Booking: Media: 

Blues & Folk Festivals and Clubs
Solo, Duo or Trio for 2016 - 2017

 

973-231-5678
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(402) 260-8004 

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631-566-5790   Printable Press Kit     Biography
American dream songs called in
long-distance from an area code
as yet unspecified.  —Rolling Stone
He has an uncanny knack for conjuring up gorgeous images that tap the most complex of human emotions. —Honolulu Times
A unique personality, with all the magic and mystery and mischievousness of the classic
troubadour. The melodies will haunt you. His lyrics are first-rate poetry.
—The Village Voice

It was a treat to see Zoss perform old blues numbers and songs from his forthcoming album…the audience was sent back out into the warm night knowing they had witnessed something special.
—Dirty Linen

 

Joel's Major Label Release from 1975

939-230-3538 The 41st 
(309) 827-9268 352-694-0311
Junkers Blues 6194190777
Oh, Babe, It Ain't No Lie (860) 910-4958
2016 Catalan Records 1975 Arista Records

Joel's Cumpiano Wedge Guitar

WLRN (845) 848-2839 Interview

Video

Joel Portrays Homeless Man in JP Soars' Video "Somethin' Ain't Right"

 

 


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B.B. KING & Joel Zoss Poster

Joel the Author

Joel the Songwriter & Performer

 

Contact:  (954) 435-1408                    (941) 584-6798307-868-1630

Radio Promotion:  724-683-0426

Booking Agency:

  Record Label & Publicity:

 Crescendo Artists

Brandon Mann
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Florida Booking: P-954-588-5144

(336) 946-1568

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