From: CA, United States
Genre: Alternative/Alt. Rock, Folk, Pop
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Joel Zifkin is a musician and songwriter born in Montreal on April 14, . He is best known as a session and live musician for artists such as Kate and Anna McGarrigle and Richard Thompson. Zifkin has performed and /or recorded with the following artists among others: Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Emmylou Harris, Buddy Guy, Big Mama Thornton, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Philip Glass, Lou Reed, Townes Van Zandt, Rational Youth, Joe Dassin, Roma Baran, Elvis Costello, Wade Hemsworth, Pierre Marchand, Robert Charlebois, Les Colocs, Yaya Diallo, Joe Boyd, The Chieftains, Pat Donaldson, Ravens & Chimes, Hal Willner's Harry Smith Project: Anthology of American Folk Music Revisited, among others. He also appeared in the film "Hank Williams: The Show He Never Gave." His primary instrument is the electric violin.
Zifkin released a self-titled solo album in 2004, and "Five Songs More" in 2008, both of which are at iTunes.