Artists /Joel DaSilva & Friends
Joel DaSilva & FriendsFriday, April 20 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm
“It’s going to be a great evening right on the beach for all to enjoy and one of the best outdoor music venues in Fort Lauderdale. I am bringing some of my friends for a Jam on the Sand to have some fun while raising funds for one of my favorite charity’s HandsOn Broward.” ~ Joel DaSilva
Joel DaSilva is an American blues rock guitarist, singer and songwriter hailing from Chicago, Illinois, and currently based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. “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 – Blues Leaf Records
Delving back deeply into his Chicago Blues and Americana roots, DaSilva has emerged with some truly visceral new material, the culmination of months of soul searching, hard living and late night driving. The result? “Everywhere From Here”, Featuring the single “SHAKE!” released in July, 2017. ‘SHAKE!’ is the first single from DaSilva’s forthcoming new album entitled “Everywhere From Here” to be released in September 2017.
Joel recently burned’ up the road like never before on his ‘Fire and The Fury Tour’ 2017 across the US and Canada to support ‘SHAKE!’ and “Everywhere From Here”. The Tour included shows at Buddy Guy’s Legends in Chicago ( Buddy sat in and jammed with Joel ), The Montreal International Jazz Festival, ‘The Country’ in Nashville on July 15, The House of Blues in Chicago, ‘Blues on Whyte in Edmonton, Alberta Canada and The Mont Tremblant International Blues Festival among other stops in Pittsburgh, Nashville, Atlanta, Asheville and throughout Canada.
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 His career highlights include performances at Montreal International Jazz and Blues Festival, The IBC Challenges in Memphis and opening for Jeff Beck at the Sunfest Music Festival in South Florida. Joel has also opened for numerous famous artists during his 10 year plus career. DaSilva has performed well over 750 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.
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 has assembled and All-Star Blues + Brass with a side of “Sass” Jam Band for this special night to recognize HandsOn Broward and Volunteers Countywide, in honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week.
Joel DaSilva Guitar and Vocals / Band Leader Yes
Keith Crupi / Drums
Robert Sherber / Bass and Vocals
Bad Apples Brass Band / Horn Section
Low Society Band / Sturgis Nikides and Mandy Nikides / Guitar and Vocals
Josh Rowand / Guitar and Vocals