Junos 2021

Dione Taylor’s Spirits in the Water has been nominated for Blues Album of Year at the 2021 Juno Awards. 

I was honored to produce and co-write most of the songs on the album. Creating this piece was an incredible journey. To hear a bit of background on the how it was made, check out the video interview we did together. 

The album has received broad critical acclaim and has racked up many nomination and awards including a Roots and Blues Music Album of the Year Award   

It’s an honor for me to have the album nominated at Canada’s largest music awards ceremony.

Good luck Dione and Spirits in the Water!



  • Joel Schwartz

    Joel Schwartz

    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.

    Joel proudly endorses K&K pickups and Neunaber pedals.

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