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Rick Nielsen and Joel Hoekstra

Joel Hoekstra

BIO

New York guitarist Joel Hoekstra plays for Whitesnake, Trans Siberian Orchestra and is also well-known for his work with Night Ranger and the Broadway show Rock of Ages. Frontiers Music recently released the critically acclaimed debut from his new side project Joel Hoekstra's 13 entitled Dying to Live. He has also released 3 solo albums that YOU should own ;-)

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

ARTISTS/MUSICANS (LIVE & RECORDING):

Whitesnake
Trans Siberian Orchestra
Night Ranger
Foreigner
The Turtles
Big Brother and the Holding Company
Dee Snider
Jeff Scott Soto
Scrap Metal
Jim Peterik (Ides of March, Survivor)
Gunnar and Matthew Nelson (Nelson)
Michael Sweet (Stryper)
Don Barnes (38 Special)
Amy Lee (Evanescence)
Eric Martin (Mr Big)
Kip Winger
Joan Jett
Rik Emmett (Triumph)
Bret Michaels
Tommy Shaw (Styx)
Robin Zander (Cheap Trick)
Derek St. Holmes
Wyclef Jean
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)
Sebastian Bach
Ted Nugent
Glenn Hughes
David Pack (Ambrosia)
Martha Davis (The Motels)
Mickey Thomas (Starship)
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)
Brandon Gibbs


THEATRE:

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

TV:

The Tonight Show starring Jay Leno
That Metal Show (guest guitarist)
America's Got Talent
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)

FILM:

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

ENDORSEMENTS:

Gibson guitars
Fender guitars
Taylor acoustic guitars
Atomic guitars
Jackson guitars
EVH guitars
Friedman guitars & amps
Mezza Barba amps
Avid audio
AKG wireless systems
Ernie Ball strings
Star Access picks
Monster Cables
Big Bends Nut Sauce
Seymour Duncan pick-ups
Fernandes Sustainers
Floyd Rose
FU-Tone
Shredneck guitars
Fractal Audio Systems
Morpheus Drop Tune pedal
Tech 21 midi pedals
Atomic pedals
T. Miranda pedals
Stomp Pedals
G7 Capos