Jessica Mitchell and band warmed up the stage for the Outlaw Festival that came through Toronto on June 21, 2019. It was a huge thrill to play the Budweiser Stage with the band and to watch Allison Krauss and Willie Nelson’s sets.
Joel Schwartz is a seasoned guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, and award winning producer. With 20 years of experience as a professional musician, he produces recordings for contemporary folk, Americana, roots, blues, and indie-rock musicians. Joel has toured and/or recorded with: Birds of Chicago, Amelia Curran, Matthew and Jill Barber, Great Lake Swimmers, Royal Wood, Jessica Mitchell, Aviva Chernick, Andrea Koziol, Dione Taylor, Lydia Persaud, Jadea Kelly and many others. The recordings he’s played on and produced have won, or been nominated for numerous awards including the Junos, Canadian Folk Music Awards, Western Canadian Folk Music Awards, Ontario Folk Music Awards, Maple Blues Awards, and Blues and Roots Radio Awards.