Joel Zoss has enjoyed a worldwide reputation as a songwriter and guitarist since Bonnie Raitt recorded his “Too Long at the Fair” and “I Gave My Love a Candle.” Featuring his own million-selling compositions and folk and blues classics by American masters such as Elizabeth Cotten, Lead Belly, and Big Bill Broonzy, Zoss’s unique fingerpicking style and moving vocals have entertained audiences from blues clubs and concert halls to the Philadelphia Folk Festival. From 2007-2009 he opened shows for B.B. King and Etta James in theaters across the country. He has performed and recorded with many highly regarded artists including  David Bromberg, Taj Mahal, James Taylor, Paul Butterfield, and Howlin’ Wolf.

 Joel cut his teeth in the 1960’s in Chicago with some of the world’s greatest bluesmen and began his recording career with Arista in the 1970’s. Reflecting his years living in North Africa and Spain, some of his songs are as at home in the World Music category as they are in American Roots. Joel performs solo; as a duo  with upright bass; and as an acoustic blues trio with upright bass and drums.  

Joel’s 2009 album LILA was produced by legendary guitarist and founder of the group Fanny, June Millington. Multi-platinum UK diva Katie Melua released her version of  Joel's much-covered “Too long at the Fair” in 2012. Bonnie Raitt’s original version appears in the documentary film Troubadour, released in 2011.

Joel’s latest studio album, FLORIDA BLUES, featuring his acoustic trio, was recorded and mixed by Grammy-award-winning engineer Ron Taylor at Echo Beach Studios in Jupiter, Florida. It is set for release on August 1, 2015.

 

UPCOMING SHOWS

Booking: Media: 

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

 

Have You Seen My Rider
Vodka and Red Bull
Street Vet Chant
Two Fish
Goodnight Irene

 

Listen To The Band / Radio Download

Press Photo Hi Res    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

Pushing the River The 41st 
Cantina Bodega Bend Down Low
Junkers Blues Too Much Fighting on the River
Oh, Babe, It Ain't No Lie Marimba
2009 Catalan Records 1975 Arista Records

 

Joel's Cumpiano Wedge Guitar


WLRN Radio  Interview

Video


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

 

 


 

B.B. KING & Joel Zoss Poster

 

Joel the Author

Joel the Songwriter & Performer

 

Contact:  joelzoss@joelzoss.com                    joelzoss.com

Radio Promotion:  Rick Lusher

Booking Agency:

  Record Label & Publicity:

 Crescendo Artists

Brandon Mann
2805 Wilderness Place
Suite 100
Boulder, CO 80301
P-303-444-0500 x2
Brandon@crescendoartists.com
www.crescendoartists
.com

 

   

Florida Booking: P-954-588-5144

booking@bluzpik.com

Bluzpik.com     

 

 

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KTEP 88.5 FM

Vodka And Red Bull

Florida Blues

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Stingray Music

Unknown

Florida Blues

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CKUT

Albert's Song

Florida Blues

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Power 90.5

Albert's Song

Florida Blues

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