Bio

joel willson @ the Parlor

Hey there! My name is Joel Willson.

I’m a composer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist based in New Orleans, LA.

What I do

I compose music
I write songs
I play the violin
I perform live
I teach
I play in the band, Minos the Saint
I make films

Accolades

Over the years I’ve gotten to play in some amazing venues, be a PreSonus featured performer for NAMM, open up for several major acts, and most recently, through Minos the Saint, was a recipient of a Louisiana Culture grant.
 

More about me…  

I was born in Baton Rouge, LA and studied Violin at Louisiana State University.  I’ve been married 10 years to my lovely wife, Amy, who is a doula, and have 3 little boys that keep me very busy.  I’m an NBA basketball fan.  My favorite Beatle is George Harrison.   I listen to all types of music but classical music has a special place in my heart–I have a tattoo of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring on my left arm:
Photo/tattoo credit: @ratchelrob (Instagram)

Stay in touch!

I’d love to hear from you. I can be reached directly by email (“joel” at “joelwillson.com”).

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