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Joel Hoekstra


New York guitarist Joel Hoekstra currently plays for Whitesnake and Trans Siberian Orchestra. Joel is also well-known for his work with: Cher, Night Ranger, the Broadway show Rock of Ages, his fill in work with Foreigner, annual sets on the Monsters of Rock Cruise, recording projects like Revolution Saints, Iconic, VHF and his acoustic shows with Brandon Gibbs. He is also a frequent columnist for Guitar World Magazine. In recent years Joel released the critically acclaimed albums Dying to Live, Running Games and Crash of Life from HIS side project Joel Hoekstra's 13. He has also released 3 instrumental solo albums that YOU should own!

Joel has been able to perform/play/record with the following:


Trans Siberian Orchestra
Night Ranger
Revolution Saints
Broadway’s Rock of Ages Band  
The Turtles                                                                                                    
Big Brother and the Holding Company                                                    
Jeff Scott Soto
Scrap Metal 
Jim Peterik (Ides of March, Survivor)
Gunnar and Matthew Nelson (Nelson)
Michael Sweet (Stryper)
Brandon Gibbs
Dee Snider
Mickey Thomas (Starship)
Don Barnes (38 Special) 
Amy Lee (Evanescence)
Eric Martin (Mr Big)
Kip Winger                                      
Joan Jett
Rik Emmett (Triumph) 
Sammy Hagar
Vince Neil
Bret Michaels
Tommy Shaw (Styx)
Robin Zander (Cheap Trick)
Derek St. Holmes
John Waite
Alan Parsons                                                  
Emily Saliers (Indigo Girls)                                                                        
Beth Hart 
Jimi Jamison (Survivor)
Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple)
Donnie & Johnny Van Zant 
Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon)
Stephen Pearcy (RATT)
Mike Reno (Loverboy)
Nancy Wilson (Heart)
Steven Adler (Guns N Roses)
Sebastian Bach
Ted Nugent
Glenn Hughes
Wyclef Jean
David Pack (Ambrosia)
Martha Davis (The Motels)
Constantine Maroulis (American Idol)
Dave Bickler (Survivor)                                              
Mark Slaughter (Slaughter)                                                                         
Hugh Jackman 
Nuno Bettencourt                                                                                           
Chan Marshall (Kat Power) 
Henry Paul (The Outlaws, Blackhawk)
Ray Parker Jr.
Debbie Gibson                                                                      
Tom Keifer (Cinderella)
Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad)



Rock of Ages (Broadway, off-Broadway)
Love, Janis (off Broadway, San Francisco, Louisville, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Tucson, Phoenix)



The Tonight Show starring Jay Leno
That Metal Show (guest guitarist 2x)
America's Got Talent
Billboard Music Awards
Celebrity Apprentice
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Bachelor Pad
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Last Call with Carson Daly
Live with Regis and Kelly
Live with Kelly and Michael
Tony Awards (2009)
Access Hollywood
Duck Dynasty
The Wahlburgers
Limitless (CBS)



Rock of Ages (the movie)
Resurrection Mary
The Last Winter
May the Best Man Win



Gibson guitars
Fender guitars
Taylor acoustic guitars
Atomic guitars
Winy Custom guitars
Jackson guitars
EVH guitars
Friedman guitars & amps
Mezza Barba amps
Victory amps
Avid audio
AKG wireless systems
Ernie Ball strings
Star Access picks
Monster Cables
Big Bends Nut Sauce
Seymour Duncan pick-ups
Fernandes Sustainers
Shredneck guitars
Fishman acoustic di’s
Fractal Audio Systems
Atomic pedals
Tech 21 midi pedals
T. Miranda pedals
Stomp Pedals
Wornstar Clothing
Svanlund Leather
Saint Bohemian Jewels
Conte Designs Cuffs
Shane Casias Jewelry
Zino Jewelry