"Acoustic Blues and Songwriting at it’s Best.”
Joel is available for Blues Festivals and Clubs

Contact   Jim Nestor to confirm show booking@bluzpik.com

Joel Zoss has enjoyed a worldwide reputation as a songwriter and guitarist since Bonnie Raitt recorded his “Too Long at the Fair” and “I Gave My Love a Candle.” Featuring his own million-selling compositions and folk and blues classics by American masters such as Elizabeth Cotten, Lead Belly, and Big Bill Broonzy, Zoss’s unique fingerpicking style and moving vocals have entertained audiences from blues clubs and concert halls to the Philadelphia Folk Festival. From 2007-2009 he opened shows for B.B. King and Etta James in theaters across the country. He has performed and recorded with many highly regarded artists including  David Bromberg, Taj Mahal, James Taylor, Paul Butterfield, and Howlin’ Wolf. 

Joel cut his teeth in the 1960’s in Chicago with some of the world’s greatest bluesmen and began his recording career with Arista in the 1970’s. Reflecting his years living in North Africa and Spain, some of his songs are as at home in the World Music category as they are in American Roots. Joel performs solo; as a duo with upright bass; and as an acoustic blues trio with upright bass and drums.

Joel’s album Florida Blues, released on August 1, 2015, was the RMR Chart's Top Acoustic Blues Album for the Year 2015. Recorded and mixed by Grammy-Award-winning engineer Ron Taylor at Echo Beach Studios in Jupiter, Florida, it is available on Amazon, iTunes, BMGI Direct, and wherever quality music is streamed or sold.

 Joel’s LILA album was produced by legendary guitarist and founder of the group Fanny, June Millington. Multi-platinum UK diva Katie Melua released her version of Joel’s much-covered “Too long at the Fair” in 2012. Bonnie Raitt’s original version appears in the documentary film Troubadour, released in 2011.

 New Video:  Florence Italy 2017

"Have You Seen My Rider"

" Key to the Highway"

"Oh, Weeping Mary"








Florida Blues" was ranked the #1 RMR Top 50 Acoustic Blues Album of the year 2015.  It is available on Amazon, Itunes, BMGI Direct and where ever quality music is streamed or sold.


Booking: Media: 

Blues & Folk Festivals and Clubs
Solo, Duo or Trio for 2016 - 2017


Have You Seen My Rider
Vodka and Red Bull
Street Vet Chant
Two Fish
Goodnight Irene


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Press Photo Hi Res    Printable Press Kit     Biography
American dream songs called in
long-distance from an area code
as yet unspecified.  —Rolling Stone
He has an uncanny knack for conjuring up gorgeous images that tap the most complex of human emotions. —Honolulu Times
A unique personality, with all the magic and mystery and mischievousness of the classic
troubadour. The melodies will haunt you. His lyrics are first-rate poetry.
—The Village Voice

It was a treat to see Zoss perform old blues numbers and songs from his forthcoming album…the audience was sent back out into the warm night knowing they had witnessed something special.
—Dirty Linen


Joel's Major Label Release from 1975

Pushing the River The 41st 
Cantina Bodega Bend Down Low
Junkers Blues Too Much Fighting on the River
Oh, Babe, It Ain't No Lie Marimba
2016 Catalan Records 1975 Arista Records


Joel's Cumpiano Wedge Guitar

WLRN Radio  Interview


Joel Portrays Homeless Man in JP Soars' Video "Somethin' Ain't Right"




B.B. KING & Joel Zoss Poster


Joel the Author

Joel the Songwriter & Performer


Contact:  joelzoss@joelzoss.com                    joelzoss.com

Radio Promotion:  Rick Lusher

Booking Agency:

  Record Label & Publicity:


Jim Nestor 954-588-5144


   Jim Nestor 954-588-5144


FLORIDA BLUES was the Roots Music Report Top Acoustic Blues Album for the Year 2015.

The week ending 2.7.2016 marks twenty-seven consecutive weeks that FLORIDA BLUES has been at the top of the RMR (radio) Top 50 Acoustic Blues Album Chart.

The Numbers: Seven consecutive weeks at #1; four consecutive weeks at #2; two consecutive weeks at #3; two consecutive weeks at #2; three consecutive weeks at #3; two consecutive weeks at #2; three consecutive weeks at #3; two consecutive weeks at #4; two consecutive weeks at #2.




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