Joel Paterson

One of the very bright lights in the world of American roots music is a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter out of Chicago, Joel Paterson. He started playing guitar in the mid 80’s and quickly became immersed in blues music. Inspired by artists like Lightnin’ Hopkins and Blind Blake, Joel honed his skills and developed a deep appreciation for country blues. His passion for this genre led him to explore a wide range of blues records, constantly expanding his knowledge and technique.

Today, Joel Paterson is recognized as a highly skilled musician with an authentic sound that pays homage to the greats who came before him. His unique style blends elements of blues, jazz, rockabilly, and western swing to create a captivating musical experience. With his soulful vocals and masterful guitar playing, he effortlessly transports listeners back to the golden age of American roots music.

Influenced by artists such as Nick Curran & The Nightlifes, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, and JD McPherson among others; Joel Paterson's talent shines through in every performance. Whether he's performing solo or collaborating with other talented musicians, his passion for music is evident in every note he plays. If you're a fan of authentic American roots music or simply appreciate exceptional guitar skills, then Joel Paterson's music is


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