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Fafard and Swartz team up

Fafard and Swartz team up

Fafard and Schwartz met on stage at the Discovery Coast Music Festival in Bella Coola in 2011. Gravitating towards each others music during a festival workshop, Fafard then invited Schwartz to join him on the main stage an hour later without rehearsal and the rest is history.
The two musicians have found musical chemistry by leaving room for improve and adventure while exploring old blues and country musical landscapes. They have toured a couple of times in Ontario since and are now embarking on their first Western Canadian tour making 19 stops along the way. At the end of the tour the two will join up with Steve Dawson at the Hen House in Vancouver to record their first album together. Up next will be a tour of New Zealand in April with the new CD in hand.
Juno nominated and Western Canadian Music Award winning guitarist Joël Fafard is fresh off a tour that saw him headlining International Guitar Night South Africa for most of December.
“Joel remains one of our most powerful, rhythmic purveyor of country blues/roots, original and traditional.” said Jurgen Gothe
Joel Schwartz is a freelance guitarist who lives in Toronto, most of the time Joel is the hired gun of the Great Lake Swimmers both on record and touring.
Come out and see the two Joel’s in Madeira Park at 2PM on Sunday January 13.   For more information and tickets please see:

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