The Wilderness

Welcome to The Wilderness…

A new EP inspired by the awe and isolation of the vast Canadian landscape…by a childhood spent in remote places overseas…this is an album of transparent honesty and reflection…

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A Decade of Making Music…

I started recording my first few ideas with some friends in College…and also made some home recordings on a 4-track (A few people still have that cassette!) But my first real project was “Closer To Home,” released back in the early 2000’s…and engineered with longtime friend & producer Jon Anderson at his old studio (RIP Basement Winter). I was primarily a drummer, struggling to put my first few songs to tape…and somehow a wonderful little EP of folk/alt-country is what resulted.

Life has taken a lot of different twists and turns since then, but I’ve continued to work on polishing my craft and learn the art of songwriting…what a wonderful gift! As I look back on a decade of writing there are a number of songs that have stood the test of time…some of your favourites and some of mine.

I took some time recently to assemble a retrospective best-of collection of my recordings from 2004 to 2014. The collection includes material from my first EP all the way up to recent EP, Sketches For Summer. The album is entitled “Stay With Me” (The Best Of 2004-2014).

The album is now out on iTunes! (Get it HERE on iTunes)

You can also get the album off of bandcamp (however, the iTunes version has a few extra songs on it!) Check out the link below to download from bandcamp…feel free to share/post the album online…and stay tuned for more music this coming year. Thanks for listening!

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New Christmas Album!

Warm greetings in the midst of this holiday season…

I hope this winter finds you well. I’m enjoying the change in seasons & have just put the finishing touches on a new album! The project is entitled “Christmas Lights” & is a collection of all my wintery tunes. It features new songs, as well as the single & title track (Christmas Lights). Check out the album here:

The album is also available on iTunes HERE…

Thanks for listening!

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New LP, “Indian Summer Sky” Available on iTunes & Bandcamp

As I write this, a beautiful fall sunset sinks into the Pacific Ocean. My new record is done…it’s been a long time coming, but suddenly the timing seems just right. These are songs of unexpected sunshine in the midst of heartbreak…of dreams coming true and love in times of crisis…of surprising new joys and undeserved grace. This is “Indian Summer Sky.” I hope it brings some warmth to you wherever you are. Check it out on iTunes HERE and also on bandcamp HERE.

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Sunshine & Summer…

I’ve been working on a new album for awhile now and it’s almost done! I’ve just released the first single (Sunshine) on iTunes HERE, and I’ve included the song on my most recent bandcamp EP called “Sketches For Summer.” (There’s also a cover of “Pumped Up Kicks” and an acoustic version of an old favourite of mine, “The Girl With Golden Eyes” on the EP). I’ve really enjoyed working on these songs with producer Jonathan Anderson, and I can’t wait for you to hear the final LP, scheduled for release in the fall. In the meantime, check out my the new single on iTunes, and “Sketches For Summer” on my bandcamp page. Thanks for listening!

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New Video & ‘Best of BC’ Winner for July at 104.3 FM!

I was recently selected as the ‘Best of BC’ winner at ‘The Shore’ 104.3 FM here in Vancouver & my tune ‘Hazelnut Moon’ has been added to their playlist! For those of you who don’t live in the Vancouver area you can stream the music from their website ( Also, check out the official video for Hazelnut Moon, which was produced by my friend Jamie Adkins (

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The ‘Rain & Pocket Change’ EP

Joel’s breakthrough EP, featuring “Hazelnut Moon.”


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Do You Have Something to Say?

The debut LP featuring 10 songs exploring Joel’s love of catchy guitar-driven indie pop. For fans of Death Cab for Cutie, Teenage Fanclub, Doves, & Travis…



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