‘Eloquently introspective and infectiously melodic…’
Arsenio Orteza (World Magazine)
Joel has been writing & performing in various bands for over 15 years; drumming in Vancouver’s Maplewood Lane and Dawntreader before going solo. Joel has shared the stage with bands & songwriters alike – at folk fests, clubs & coffeehouses around the Northwest U.S. & Canada. He’s released a few earlier albums & songs from these albums have been featured on the CBC television show Heartland…
‘An album of integrity and charm, the work of an artist speaking from the heart…’
Barry Alfonso (iTunes)
Joel has absorbed plenty of culture in his life, growing up overseas gave him a unique world-view. At one time, Willoughby went to an English boarding school in Kenya. There, he met other kids from around the world, played the usual British sports such as rugby & cricket, & was introduced to the influential Brit-pop scene.
With such varied life experiences, that well-traveled, world-weary soul can’t help but show up in Willoughby’s songs. Elements of indie-rock collide with brit-pop sensibilities to create a dreamy landscape…think folk-tinged pop akin to Josh Rouse and the artful, ambient touches of Death Cab For Cutie. Willoughby’s music is a chronicling of sorts; of the search for peace, of a well traveled soul longing for that first glimpse of home, a pilgrim & a troubadour…with love songs & prayers all tangled up in one.
“Willoughby’s expressive voice and intriguing artitic sensibilities, ultimately make for a rich listening experience.”
Christa Bannister (Freelance)
Download the pdf version here: JoelWilloughbyOneSheet_2010
Contact Joel here: info(at)joelwilloughby.com