2018 IMEA Award Winner for Best Blues Album and Best Blues Song.

He is an american/brazilian/ukrainian guitarist, singer and songwriter hailing from Chicago, Illinois, and currently based in Florida. His sound is influenced by Memphis, Chicago, the Florida Swamp, the Mud, and the City. They all melt together in a tasty gumbo that is Joel DaSilva. He tours the states and overseas often and is the son of traveling musicians from Brazil, DaSilva lost his father at age 3, which had a profound impact on the young artist’s life. He has 5 independent albums thus far in a career spanning over several years.

“Joel DaSilva is one of the finest musicians I’ve ever worked with, a true professional. He’s paid his dues and deserves national recognition.” Albert Castiglia – Gulf Coast Records

“Joel DaSilva is a fantastic guitarist. I always look forward to every opportunity to work with him. He plays with a BIG heart and a BIG tone.” – Billy Gibson – 2009 Blues Music Award Instrumentalist Of The Year.

He has a combustible neo-soul-roots sound which combines elements of hi-fi garage blues with a driving roots rock and roll.  At the age of 18, DaSilva joined his first blues outfit as the lead guitarist for “Junior Drinkwater and the Thirstquenchers”, then went onto swing rockabilly outfit “the Regulators”, then for several years after that with the very popular high energy band “the Hep Cat Boo Daddies”. DaSilva went on to put out 5 independent records thus far in a career spanning over several years. DaSilva has worked alongside and with such widely recognized and diverse artists as B.B.King, Pat Dinizio ( the Smithereens), Buddy Guy, Ray Charles, the Bee Gees, the White Stripes, A.C. Reed, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Reverend Horton Heat, Foghat, Los Lobos, Leon Russell, the Black Crowes, Molly Hatchet, the Nighthawks, Edgar and Johnny Winter, JJ Grey, and Jimmie Vaughan....and many more and continue to grow.

His career highlights so far include performances at Montreal International Jazz and Blues Festival, The IBC Challenges in Memphis, European tours, Festivals, and performing with BB King and Buddy Guy.  Joel has also opened for numerous famous artists during his career. DaSilva has performed well over 2000+ shows from Los Angeles to London. Joel has appeared a prestigious festivals around the world including the Montreal International Jazz And Blues Festival, Mont Tremblant International Music Festival, Curaçao Music Festival, Sunfest, Riverwalk Blues Festival, and the San Diego Music and Roots Festival.

“He Delivers the horny lyrics in a voice that recalls vintage rockabilly, but his lacerating leads are as potent as any laid down by the late great Hubert Sumlin” – WLRN 91.3 NPR Radio

 In addition to his music career, DaSilva loves acting and has appeared in two independent films including his portrayal of “Sheriff Cousins” in the creepy noir indie film “Sleep”, featured in the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and California Film Festival. He also co-wrote the soundtrack for “Sleep” with electronica artist Kevin Kage. 

 Recently Joel co-wrote a song titled "Don't Come Around Here" with Blues Artist "Brandon Santini and the song is nominated for several awards.

 His reach equals his grasp...This is a great rocking' blues album by an artist on the rise".

Bill Locey - Rock n Roll Call

"There's no rhyme or reason when a record grabs you and won't let go. After all there are hundreds of good albums released every year. But sometimes one just gets you....and this one did."

Stuart Hamilton - The Rocker UK

Joel DaSilva is currently on tour and his music is available on all music outlets from Amazon to I-Tunes to Spotify. He's also currently endorsed with Reunion Blues Gig Bags and Keeley Electronics. 

Wonderful music from this talented songwriter and amazing live performer. You do not want to miss this artist.

He's the real deal.

 Live Video Performance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3mElNpzsuE

  

Music Video for his song "Shake":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3mElNpzsuE

 

 
The son of traveling musicians from Brazil, DaSilva lost his father at age 3, which had a profound impact on the young artist’s life. At the age of 18, DaSilva joined his first blues outfit as the lead guitarist for “Junior Drinkwater and the Thirstquenchers”. DaSilva went on to put out 5 independent records thus far in a career spanning over 10 years. DaSilva has worked alongside such widely recognized and diverse artists as B.B.King, Ray Charles, the White Stripes, A.C. Reed, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Reverend Horton Heat, Foghat, Los Lobos, Leon Russell, the Black Crowes, Nighthawks, Edgar and Johnny Winter, and Jimmie Vaughan.

His career highlights include performances at The International Blues Challenge in Memphis and numerous Music Festivals in South Florida. Joel has appeared a prestigious festivals around the world including the Montreal International Jazz And Blues Festival, Mont Tremblant International Music Festival, Curaçao Music Festival, opening for Jeff Beck at the Sunfest , Riverwalk Blues Festival, and the San Diego Music and Roots Festival.

In addition to his music career, DaSilva has appeared in two independent films including his portrayal of “Sheriff Cousins” in the creepy noir indie film “Sleep”, featured in the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and California Film Festival. He also co-wrote the soundtrack for “Sleep” with electronica artist Kevin Kage.
 
Joel DaSilva is currently on tour playing clubs and festivals throughout the USA and Canada as part of his  promoting his latest album “Everywhere From Here” featuring the IMEA Nominaterd song ‘SHAKE!’ – Now available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and in online stores worldwide.

 

 

  Joel's Video EPK

 

 

Booking: Jim Nestor
Phone: 954-588-5144
 booking@bluzpik.com

 

 

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