Joel Zifkin

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Joel Zifkin
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Background information
Born (1954-04-14) April 14, 1954 (age 68)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Occupation(s)Electric violinist, musician, composer, singer-songwriter
Instrument(s)
  • Electric violin
  • guitar
  • bass
  • mandolin
  • vocals
Years active1972–present

Joel Zifkin (born April 14, 1954) is a Canadian musician and songwriter.[1][2] His primary instrument is the electric violin and he is best known as a session musician and live performer.[3][4][5]

Career[edit]

Zifkin has performed and/or recorded with the following artists: Kate & Anna McGarrigle,[6][7][8][9][10][11] Richard Thompson,[12][13][14] Rufus Wainwright,[15][16] Martha Wainwright,[17] Emmylou Harris,[18][19][20] Buddy Guy,[21] Big Mama Thornton,[22] Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson,[23] Philip Glass, Lou Reed,[24][25] Townes Van Zandt, Rational Youth, Joe Dassin, Roma Baran, Elvis Costello,[26] Wade Hemsworth, Pierre Marchand, Robert Charlebois, Les Colocs,[27] Yaya Diallo, Chaim Tannenbaum,[20] Joe Boyd,[15][28] The Chieftains, Pat Donaldson, Ravens & Chimes, Hal Willner's Harry Smith Project: Anthology of American Folk Music Revisited,[29] among others.

He also appeared in the film Hank Williams: The Show He Never Gave (1980) and the documentary "Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle", 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 credits[edit]

Solo
  • Joel Zifkin (2004)
  • Five Songs More (2008)
With Kate & Anna McGarrigle
With World Café
With Richard Thompson
With Rufus Wainwright
With The Wainwright Sisters
With Les Colocs
  • Les Colocs (1993)
  • Suite 2116 (posthumous; 2001)
  • Il me parle de bonheur (2009)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chilton, Martin (January 1, 2011). "Richard Thompson, Royal Festival Hall, review – Telegraph". London Telegraph. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
  2. ^ "AllMusic Credits Songs Zifkin". All Music Guide. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
  3. ^ Zifkin, Joel. "All Music Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
  4. ^ "McGarrigles.info". Kate & Anna McGarrigle A Concert Chronology. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
  5. ^ "zifkin discography and songs". discogs.com. Retrieved August 27, 2019.
  6. ^ limeyloop (July 5, 2007). "Kate and Anna McGarrigle : Ce Matin". Archived from the original on December 21, 2021 – via YouTube.
  7. ^ Pareles, Jon (May 15, 2011). "'A Celebration of Kate McGarrigle' at Town Hall – Review". The New York Times.
  8. ^ HOCHMAN, STEVE (February 24, 1997). "McGarrigles' Insight Improves With Age" – via LA Times.
  9. ^ Rockwell, John (October 17, 2003). "REVERBERATIONS; For Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Music Is a Family Affair". The New York Times.
  10. ^ "Kate & Anna McGarrigle – Discography – Matapedia". www.mcgarrigles.info.
  11. ^ "Kate & Anna McGarrigle – a Concert Chronology". www.mcgarrigles.info.
  12. ^ "Interview: Richard Thompson on recording an album in front of a live audience". January 26, 2011.
  13. ^ "DVD review: The Richard Thompson Band: Live at Celtic Connections". Montrealgazette. April 10, 2012.
  14. ^ Wine, Steven (August 30, 2010). "Review: Guitar takes the lead on Thompson's latest". Boston.com – via The Boston Globe.
  15. ^ a b "Sing Me the Songs: Celebrating the Works of Kate McGarrigle – Various Artists – Credits – AllMusic". AllMusic.
  16. ^ Times, The New York (December 4, 2008). "Pop and Rock Listings". The New York Times.
  17. ^ "Joel Zifkin – Credits – AllMusic". AllMusic.
  18. ^ peters332home (September 10, 2006). "Emmylou Harris & The McGarrigle Sisters – Skip Rope Song". Archived from the original on December 21, 2021 – via YouTube.
  19. ^ Sam Epstein (August 26, 2015). "I Eat Dinner – Rufus Wainwright and Emmylou Harris – Meltdown 2010 Celebration of Kate McGarrigle". Archived from the original on December 21, 2021 – via YouTube.
  20. ^ a b "Nonesuch Records Sing Me the Songs: Celebrating the Works of Kate McGarrigle". Nonesuch Records Official Website.
  21. ^ Joel Zifkin (July 2, 2015). "Buddy Guy ! with Joel Zifkin, Andrew Cowan, Paquito D'Rivera, Tony Jones (2 songs)". Archived from the original on December 21, 2021 – via YouTube.
  22. ^ "Doudou Boicel". www.facebook.com.
  23. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on February 15, 2016. Retrieved February 8, 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  24. ^ Holden, Stephen (December 12, 2008). "At Carnegie Hall, a Commuting Christmas". The New York Times.
  25. ^ GERARD SCHMIDT (October 29, 2013). "LOU REED sings Blue Christmas At the Knitting Factory NY". Archived from the original on December 21, 2021 – via YouTube.
  26. ^ "Joel Zifkin – The Elvis Costello Wiki". Elviscostello.info. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  27. ^ Ledoux, Julie. "Danser la misère: une tournée pour le 20e anniversaire des Colocs".
  28. ^ "The McGarrigle Hour – Kate & Anna McGarrigle – Credits – AllMusic". AllMusic.
  29. ^ "The Harry Smith Project: Anthology of American Folk Music Revisited – Various Artists – Credits – AllMusic". AllMusic.
  30. ^ "Grammy Awards 2011: Winners and nominees for 53rd Grammy Awards – LA Times". Los Angeles Times. March 1, 2014.
  31. ^ "Official list of the 53rd Grammy nominees, announced December 2010". April 3, 2017.

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