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Joel Hoekstra's 13 - Dying to Live

Joel Hoekstra's 13 - Dying to Live over 13 acoustic songsJoel Hoekstra's 13 is a side project formed by current Whitesnake guitarist Joel Hoekstra, who is also well known for his work with Night Ranger, Trans Siberian Orchestra and the show Rock of Ages. The stellar musicians on the debut album 'Dying to Live' are some of the absolute best the classic rock world has to offer. Joel handled the bulk of the creative process on the album by doing all of the producing, writing and arranging (music and lyrics). The result could best be described as hard, melodic, classic rock that is Dio'ish at it's heaviest and Foreigner'ish at it's lightest. On 'dying to live' Joel focuses on struggles, potential pitfalls and the art of overcoming obstacles in life to finally arrive where we are meant to be.

The musicians:

  • Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake) - guitars, backing vocals
  • Jeff Scott Soto (Journey/Yngwie Malmsteen) - lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Russell Allen (Adrenaline Mob/Symphony X) - lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath/Dio) - drums
  • Tony Franklin (The Firm/Blue Murder) - bass

special guest musicians:

  • Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater/Black Country Communion) - keyboards
  • Chloe Lowery (Trans Siberian Orchestra) - vocals
  • Toby Hitchcock (Pride of Lions) - additional backing vocals
  • Charlie Zeleny (Joe Lynn Turner) - percussion
  • Dave Eggar (Amy Lee/Coldplay) - cello

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13 ACOUSTIC SONGS13 acoustic songs

Joel Hoekstra's '13 acoustic songs' is an acoustic guitar based instrumental record with an emphasis on melody and arrangement. Joel doesn't try to "wow" you with technical playing on this one, he just gives you 13 great songs to enjoy. There are simple lines intertwining ;) and even a song in Dm (the saddest of all keys).

 

Musicians include:

  • Tim Lefebvre (Rudder, Wayne Krantz)-bass
  • Nir Z (John Mayer, Genesis)-percussion
  • Daniel Adair (Nickelback)-percussion
  • Joel Rosenblatt (Spyro Gyra)-percussion
  • Rich Stitzel (Miranda Lambert)-percussion
  • Christian Cullen (Night Ranger)-keys
  • Rob Clores (The Black Crowes)-keys
  • Dave Eggar (Michael Brecker, Evanescence)-cello
  • Matt Beck (Matchbox 20)-accordion

THE MOON IS FALLINGThe Moon is Falling | Joel Hoekstra

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 (Andy Summers, Chick Corea) 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.

 

Tracks:

UNDEFINEDUndefined | Joel Hoekstra

This CD of guitar driven instrumental music explores fresh approaches to funk and rock, as well as humorous takes on country, swing, and blues. It has been described as experimental, but accessible.

The disc features world class, ground breaking drumming from virtuoso Virgil Donati (Planet X, Tribal Tech) and unbelievable bass playing provided by Ric Fierabracci (Chick Corea, Andy Summers). There's also guest appearances from Howard Levy (Bela Fleck and the Flecktones) and Cathy Richardson.

Co-produced and mixed by T.J.Helmerich, this disc is bound to satisfy fans of instrumental music who are in search of something new.

 

Tracks:

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DISCOGRAPHY

Joel Hoekstra 13 - dying to live

Joel Hoekstra's 13- dying to live

Joel Hoekstra - 13 acoustic songs

Joel Hoekstra- 13 acoustic songs

Undefined

Joel Hoekstra- Undefined

The Moon is Falling

Joel Hoekstra- The Moon is Falling

Whitesnake- The Purple Album

Whitesnake- The Purple Album

Night Ranger- High Road

Night Ranger- High Road

Somewhere in California

Night Ranger- Somewhere In California

Night Ranger 24 Strings Night Ranger- 24 Strings & a Drummer (Live & Acoustic)
TSO Dreams of Fireflies Trans-Siberian Orchestra- Dreams of Fireflies (On a Christmas Night)
Jack Blades- Rock 'n Roll Ride

Jack Blades- Rock 'n Roll Ride

Jeff Scott Soto- Damage ControlJeff Scott Soto- Damage Control

Jeff Scott Soto- Damage Control

Michael Sweet - One Sided War

Michael Sweet- One Sided War

VHF-very high frequency

VHF- very high frequency

Tony Mills - Streets of Chance

Tony Mills- Streets of Chance

Immortal Randy Rhoads- The Ultimate Tribute

Immortal Randy Rhoads- The Ultimate Tribute

Stand Up and Shout - A Millennium Tribute to Ronnie James Dio

Stand Up and Shout - A Millennium Tribute to Ronnie James Dio

Billion Dollar Babies- A Tribute to Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits

Billion Dollar Babies- A Tribute to Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits

Breaking the Law- A Tribute Judas Priest's Greatest Hits

Breaking the Law- A Tribute Judas Priest's Greatest Hits

Amy Lee - Aftermath

Amy Lee- Aftermath

Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages- Original Cast Recording

Buzzzed

Cathy Richardson Band- Buzzzed

The Road to Bliss

Cathy Richardson Band-The Road to Bliss

Delusions of Grandeur

Cathy Richardson Band- Delusions of Grandeur

A Chorus Line

A Chorus Line- The New Cast Recording

No Hard Feelings

Shaun Barker- No Hard Feelings

Jimi Jamison- Crossroads Moment

Jimi Jamison- Crossroads Moment

Jeff Jacobson

Jeff Jacobson- Jeff Jacobson

Pretty Little Head

Nellie McKay- Pretty Little Head

The O

Theo Eastwind- The O

Hemispheres

Hemispheres- Hemispheres

Steve Broderick

Steve Broderick- Steve Broderick

Shamrock Eyes

Steve Broderick- Shamrock Eyes

Leslie Hunt

Leslie Hunt- Your Hair is on Fire

Black Bird White Sky- Black Bird White Sky

Black Bird White Sky- Black Bird White Sky

Sophia Ramos- Revelator

Sophia Ramos- Revelator

Cave Drawings

Tom Laverack- Cave Drawings

Crash & Strum

Rebecca Hart- Crash & Strum

Electric Villain- Ether Fever

Electric Villain- Ether Fever

David Mallamud- The Wild & Whimsical Worlds Of

David Mallamud- The Wild & Whimsical Worlds Of

Downtown

Jeff Boyle - Downtown

Jim Peterick and World Stage

Jim Peterik- Jim Peterik and World Stage

Rock America Smash Hits Live

Jim Peterik- Rock America Smash Hits Live

Harbinger

Raination- Harbinger

Mark Adamy

Mark Adamy- Mark Adamy

 August

Dimitri Ehrlich- August

Despite Everything You've Planned

Paul Alexander- Despite Everything You've Planned

Nothing Left to Say

Erica Cashman- Nothing Left to Say

Open Up Your Heart

Chicago Children's Choir- Open Up Your Heart

Armor of God

Andrew Kwon- Armor of God

Marcos- Take the High Road

Marcos- Take the High Road

Jo

Hurtlocker- Embrace the Fall

Bordoni Bordoni- Songs of Future Past
Telergy Telergy- The Legend of Goody Cole
Workshop

Workshop- Beyond the Unknown Territory

Alien 8 Yourself

Pete Murr - Alien 8 Yourself

innocence is no excuse

Reckless Place - innocence is no excuse

facts & figures

Todd Alsup - facts & figues

Craig Street Ramblers - 3 Singles

Craig Street Ramblers - 3 Singles

Rebecca Juliet - Angel on Our Shoulder

Rebecca Juliet - Angel on Our Shoulder

Band of Brothers

Brian Tarquin - Band of Brothers

Renaissance Rock Orchestra - In Times of Olde

Renaissance Rock Orchestra - In Times of Olde

Guitar Addiction 2

Guitar Addiction 2- A Tribute To Modern Guitar