JOEL SCHWARTZ

Producer

- For Singer/Songwriters -
Helping artists hone their writing, find their sound, and bring an evolved musical vision to reality.

BIO

Joel Schwartz is a guitarist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He producers original music original music for singer-songwriters and specializes in Folk/Americana/Indie Pop. 

Recent and upcoming releases include Dione Taylor (LP), Aviva Chernick (LP), Jadea Kelly (singles), Lindsay Foote (EP), and Gathering Sparks (EP). To date, his productions have earned nominations in the Canadian Folk Music Award and Western Canadian Music Award (Blues category).

When working with Joel, artists get the benefit of a well-equipped studio, a co-writer, and a unique style of guitar and multi-instrumental playing in a collaborative process that is transformative for the artist’s work. His background in jazz, indie rock, folk, and pop comes together in what Paul Quarrington called “…beautiful and intelligent ethereal twang.”

Above all, Joel enjoys the chance to play and create with singer/songwriters. He truly loves working with artists in his creative studio space: helping them break new creative ground, make awesome-sounding recordings, and get to the next level in their careers.

 

PORTFOLIO FOR THE ONLINE RECORDING STUDIO

Lindsay Foote

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Production Process: All parts except drums were recorded by Joel in his studio. Joel played all fretted instruments (electric and acoustic guitars).

Jadea Kelly

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Production Process: All parts except drums were recorded by Joel in his studio. Joel played all fretted instruments. (electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, banjo, resonator)

DIONE TAYLOR

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Production Process: All parts except drums were recorded by Joel in his studio. Joel played all fretted instruments. (electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, banjo, resonator).


KIND WORDS

"Having toured, performed and recorded with Joel, I can sincerely attest to his professionalism, open heart and emotional musical ear. He sits, listens and encourages authenticity always. It has always been a great pleasure working with him, as a producer and a good friend."
Jadea Kelly
Artist
"Joel was incredible to work with. He produced my EP, and he helped me take the project to an entirely new level. He has amazing musical instincts, and all of his playing, production, and arrangement ideas were perfect. On top of his musicality, he truly listened to me and took to heart what I wanted to do with the project. I felt comfortable sharing my ideas and concerns with him, and because of this the end product felt like a true collaboration. Joel brings out the best in whoever he works with, and I can't imagine having a better experience with a producer. On top of everything, the whole process was so much fun!! And I'm truly proud of the work we did together."
Lindsay Foote
Artist
"Joel has a phenomenal ear which, married with his imagination, and skill as a musician and producer, brings songs into their full beauty. He helps the songs be realized exactly the way they were meant to be heard all along."
Aviva Chernick
Artist
"Working beside and creating music with Joel is an incredible experience. His perseverance with and dedication to bringing your musical vision into reality is what every artist dreams of in a producer. Joel’s energy and vibe creates a safe and open space for imagination, artistry… and wicked fun! I’m excited and extremely proud of the ‘sound’ that we created on my upcoming album (to be released in 2020)."
Dione Taylor
Artist

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