Joel Zifkin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Joel Zifkin
Joel Zifkin.JPG
Background information
Origin Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Occupation(s) Electric violinist, musician, composer, singer-songwriter
Instruments electric violin, guitar,bass, mandolin, vocals
Years active 1972 –
Associated acts Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Richard Thompson , Kate McGarrigle, Les Colocs

Joel Zifkin is a Canadian musician and songwriter born in Montreal on April 14, 1954. His primary instrument is the electric violin and he is best known as a session musician and live performer.

Career[edit]

Zifkin has performed and/or recorded with the following artists: Kate & Anna McGarrigle,[1][2][3][4][5][6] Richard Thompson,[7][8][9] Rufus Wainwright,[10][11] Martha Wainwright,[12] Emmylou Harris,[13][14][15] Buddy Guy,[16] Big Mama Thornton,[17] Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson,[18] Philip Glass, Lou Reed,[19][20] Townes Van Zandt, Rational Youth, Joe Dassin, Roma Baran, Elvis Costello,[21] Wade Hemsworth, Pierre Marchand, Robert Charlebois, Les Colocs,[22] Yaya Diallo, Chaim Tannenbaum,[23] Joe Boyd,[24][25] The Chieftains, Pat Donaldson, Ravens & Chimes, Hal Willner's Harry Smith Project: Anthology of American Folk Music Revisited,[26] among others.

He also appeared in the film Hank Williams: The Show He Never Gave (1980)[27] and the documentary "Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle",[28] directed by Lian Lunson (2013).

Zifkin released the self-titled solo album Joel Zifkin in 2004, Five Songs More in 2008, and the singles "When Insanity Reigns It Pours" and "The Glow" in 2013, all on iTunes.

Selected discography[edit]

Solo
  • Joel Zifkin (2004)
  • Five Songs More (2008)
With Kate & Anna McGarrigle
With World Café
With Michael Kamen
With Richard Thompson
With Rufus Wainwright
With The Wainwright Sisters

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtyNy-mlwXk
  2. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/16/arts/music/a-celebration-of-kate-mcgarrigle-at-town-hall-review.html
  3. ^ http://articles.latimes.com/1997-02-24/entertainment/ca-31895_1_anna-mcgarrigle
  4. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/17/movies/reverberations-for-kate-and-anna-mcgarrigle-music-is-a-family-affair.html
  5. ^ http://www.mcgarrigles.info/Discography/kamm.html
  6. ^ http://www.mcgarrigles.info/Gigography/1980p2.html#z1984
  7. ^ http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/interview-richard-thompson-on-recording-an-album-in-front-of-a-live-audience-362073
  8. ^ http://montrealgazette.com/entertainment/music/dvd-review-the-richard-thompson-band-live-at-celtic-connections
  9. ^ http://www.boston.com/ae/music/articles/2010/08/30/review_guitar_takes_the_lead_on_thompsons_latest/
  10. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/sing-me-the-songs-celebrating-the-works-of-kate-mcgarrigle-mw0002547209/credits
  11. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/05/arts/music/05pop.html
  12. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/joel-zifkin-mn0000842861/credits
  13. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxFaqybHW4s
  14. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rrf8_CR1dk0
  15. ^ http://www.nonesuch.com/albums/sing-me-the-songs
  16. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMJWVEq2etU
  17. ^ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152553455697418&set=t.629891156&type=3&theater
  18. ^ http://collections.banq.qc.ca:81/lapresse/src/cahiers/1984/02/09/03/82812_1984020903.pdf
  19. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/12/arts/music/12wain.html
  20. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIYtlzAJUcg
  21. ^ http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/index.php/Joel_Zifkin
  22. ^ https://voir.ca/nouvelles/actualite-musicale/2012/11/13/danser-la-misere-une-tournee-pour-le-20e-anniversaire-des-colocs/
  23. ^ http://www.nonesuch.com/albums/sing-me-the-songs
  24. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/sing-me-the-songs-celebrating-the-works-of-kate-mcgarrigle-mw0002547209/credits
  25. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-mcgarrigle-hour-mw0000043915/credits
  26. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-harry-smith-project-anthology-of-american-folk-music-revisited-mw0000546750/credits
  27. ^ Internet Movie Database Joel Zifkin http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0956343/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
  28. ^ http://m.imdb.com/title/tt2419978/fullcredits/music_department?ref_=m_ttfc_10
  29. ^ http://www.latimes.com/la-et-env-grammys-nominees-2010-list-htmlstory.html