My name is Joel Schwartz. I’m a session guitarist and producer living in Toronto. I’ve worked with singer/songwriters and composers for many years, and for the last several years, more and more of that work has been conducted remotely. In this article, I’m going to outline my workflow, share some experience, and offer some tips […]
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 […]
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 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 full recording will be released early 2020, here’s the first single NYC. I knew the first time that I met him that I […]
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.