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Joel has been playing professionally for live and session work for many years. He is proficient in many styles including Rock, Jazz, Blues, Country, Southern Rock, Classical and Folk. While living in Texas, Joel jammed with Ted Nugent, Jimmy Wallace and Bugs Henderson, and shared the stage with many artists including Tracy Byrd, Black Oak Arkansas, Three Dog Night and many more. Joel has been playing guitar since 1976, and attended Southwest Guitar Conservatory in 1985 where he studied with Jackie King and Herb Ellis. He was voted one of 10 best guitar players in Texas with the Buddy Magazine's "Texas Tornado" induction. This list included players such as Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Johnson and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, among many others. Joel has been rockin' the Tulsa and surrounding area music scene now for 15 years. Joel has won the Blues Society of Tulsa Best Lead in 2013.