Streaming Concerts in Toronto

Hey friends, this is an unprecedented time for us all. Our gigs and concerts have been cancelled and we don’t know what the future holds. I have decided to open up my studio for streaming concerts. Streaming concerts are a great way to continue momentum in your career during this uncertain period. The problem with […]

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.” […]

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.

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.