Moon Is Falling
This CD, Joel Hoekstra's second, is the follow-up to the successful 'undefined'. Once again, Hoekstra is backed by the incredible Virgil Donati (Planet X, Steve Vai) on drums and the amazing Ric Fierabracci (Chick Corea, Andy Summers) on bass. The CD displays Hoekstra's expanding creative horizons and his pursuit of sonic invention while drawing on influences from rock, jazz, funk and classical. There are also some tongue-in-cheek moments along the way. Co-produced and mixed by the incomparable T.J. Helmerich, 'The Moon is Falling' will entertain and delight fans of instrumental music and is an important landmark in the growth of a unique artist. New York guitarist Joel Hoekstra is a musician on the rise as both a consummate sideman and an innovative solo artist. Joel's CD's 'undefined' and 'The Moon is Falling' have found a strong cult following and critical acclaim. Recently, he completed his third CD '13 acoustic songs' and is currently performing with Night Ranger and rocking NYC in the hit show 'Rock of Ages'. Joel has worked on/with the following.... ARTISTS/MUSICANS (LIVE, RECORDING & WRITING): Night Ranger Scrap Metal The Turtles Big Brother and the Holding Company Eric Martin (Mr Big) Alan Parsons Martha Davis (The Motels) Mickey Thomas (Starship) Rik Emmett (Triumph) John Waite Emily Saliers (Indigo Girls) Beth Hart Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple) Donnie & Johnny Van Zant Don Barnes (38 Special) Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon) Gunnar and Matthew Nelson (Nelson) Jimi Jamison (Survivor) Dave Bickler (Survivor) Mark Slaughter (Slaughter) Hugh Jackman Chan Marshall (Kat Power) Constantine Maroulis (American Idol) Henry Paul (The Outlaws, Blackhawk) Ray Parker Jr. Sandra Bernhard Jim Peterik (Ides of March, Survivor) Tom Keifer (Cinderella) Kip Winger THEATRE: Rock of Ages (off-Broadway) Love, Janis (New York, San Francisco, Phoenix, Cleveland, Louisville, Cincinnati, Tucson, Sag Harbor) The Boy From Oz (Broadway) Tarzan (Broadway) La Cage Aux Folles (Broadway) It Ain't Nothin But the Blues (Tucson, Phoenix, Kansas City, Seattle, Chicago*) A Chorus Line (Broadway Cast Recording 2006) Lovely Day (off-Broadway) * nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for 'Best Musical Direction' TV: Late Night with Conan O'Brien Last Call with Carson Daly The Sandra Bernhard Experience (A&E) 20/20 (ABC) Nick Cannon (Nickolodeon) FOX Morning news (New York, Chicago, Tucson, Kansas City, Atlanta, Louisville, Cincinnati) WGN Morning News (Chicago) ABC's View From the Bay (San Francisco) The Loose Leaf Report (LA) WB Morning News (New York) The New York Today Show ABC's New Years Eve Countdown (Chicago) NBC 'Good Company' (Cleveland) UPN: Live at the Taste (Chicago) I-90 North (Chicago) NBC Morning News (Louisville) Barry Z Show (New York) Guitar Talk (Chicago) NBC's 'The Bay Area Today' (San Francisco) NBC's 'Arizona Midday' FILM: Resurrection Mary The Last Winter OTHER: Played the national anthem for a Knicks game at Madison Square Garden ENDORSEMENTS: Suhr amps & guitars Nady wireless systems Ernie Ball strings Big Bends Nut Sauce T. Miranda Pedals Dimarzio pick-ups.