Joel Tepp is a familiar face as a multi-instrument
accompanist at Northwest concerts, in California, Kerrville and beyond. He has
regularly added his slide guitar, harmonica and clarinet stylings to the music of Bonnie Raitt, Little Feat, Danny O'Keefe,
Iain Matthews, Spencer Davis, Caroline Aiken and many others. In addition to these artists, his recording credits include
Jerry Garcia, Crazy Horse, John David Souther, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, several major films, television shows and much more. In his early years, he learned from the masters, not through recordings but by accompanying
them on tour and gaining his musical knowledge face to face, one on one. His
teachers and departed friends include Johnny Shines, Bukka White, Earl Hooker, John Lee Hooker, Sippi Wallace, Magic Sam and
is a tremendous musician, very inventive, innovative, creative and versatile.”
“He has a great deal of musical depth, particularly in a historical sense (and)… he can play a wide range
of styles on any of his instruments.”
"...the second half of the night became
one of those unforgettable transcendant art experiences that I'll be talking about for years to come. Does it get any better?
40,000 Headmen, Edo's solo jazz version of "Amazing Grace" (really breaking new ground like no other), Joel's red-hot blue
guitar soaring alongside Caroline's soul-filled vocals."
Dan Fontes (Sausalito House
“Joel Tepp was simply incredible
on guitar, harmonica and clarinet (his harmonica was a show stopper!).”
Renee Bodie House
...just the knife on strings slide is enough
to make you weep...
David Kleiner, Minor 7th Magazine