Folk Music Ontario

Looking forward to attending the 2019 Folk Music Ontario Conference. I’ll be playing with singer/songwriters Desiree Dorion and Rob Teehan as well as checking out Gathering Sparks whose EP I produced in 2018. Oct 1 update: got a nice review from rootsmusic.ca : “Shout out to Joel Schwartz too for the freaking gorgeous guitar accompaniment.” […]

Anne with an E (Season 3)

Season 3 of Anne with an E is out on CBC and soon to be on Netflix.  I played guitars, mandolins, resonators, and banjos on this season as well as seasons 1 and 2.  Composers Ari Posner and Amin Bhatia have done a wonderful job with the score and it’s a thrill to be a […]

Aviva – La Serena Album Release

Excited to announce the release of Aviva Chernick’s recording La Serena.  We spent many months working to write, arrange and produce this recording.  This collection is primarily of tunes from the Jews of Spain and the Balkans, traditional and original melodies with rich poetry in Judeo‑Spanish (also known as Ladino). This album expands on the […]

Dione Taylor – Album

After a stint playing in Dione Taylor’s live outfit “The Backsliderz”, Dione and I began writing together. I wanted to capture some of the huge, infectious, and raw energy of that was happening live, with some ethereal sounds and more intimate compositions that I was drawn to. Backliderz (2015) We wrote two songs together initially […]

Lindsay Foote – EP

Lindsay Foote is an incredibly talented, young singer and songwriter.  She’s an active member of the Toronto and Boston folk/roots scenes, and I had the fortune of producing her upcoming EP.   The recording will be released early next year, so for now here are some studio shots of the process.

Andrea Koziol – Bill Brennan Album release + video

I’ve been lucky enough to play with Andrea Koziol for many years. I’m really excited to have played on her and Bill Brennan’s latest release “I’ll Be Seeing You”. We recorded and filmed it all live in studio. Here’s our cover of 50 Ways to Leave a Lover WholeNote gave us a nice review. Check […]

Opening for Willie Nelson and Allison Krauss

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.

Northern Rescue on CBC

Northern Rescue is now out on Netflix and CBC!   Working with composer Ari Posner, I played all the guitars on the show as well as composed a few cues.

Come From Away

I’ve been a regular sub in Come from Away since March 2019. It’s a very fun show to perform and great to be part of something so positive.