Joel Rivard: world keeps spinning

Joel Rivard is one of the triumvirate of players from the critically acclaimed JAM CD on Liquid Note Records along side Alessandro Benvenuti and Milan Polak. He is a multifaceted player. Like many on truthinshredding, he attended Berklee College of Music. He is currently a guitar instructor and has his own jazz band.

He was featured in Guitar Player Magazine's Spotlight Column:
"Proficient at neo-classical sweep runs, chord-melody jazz, chicken-pickin' country, and modern blues lead, Joel Rivard is a technically awesome jack-of-all-licks with clear nods to Shawn Lane's linear cascades, Eric Johnson's violiny melodies and flatpicking's fiery fusillades. The Bostonian's playing is certainly impressive, maybe even virtuosic. (Guitar Player, March 1998)"
He was also featured on Mark Varney's Legato records label on the "Guitar On The Edge" series. Joel recorded and released a solo CD in January 2003 with mostly original songs and was selected to appear on the 2004 release Liquid Note Records, JAM CD.

Check out his web site for some mp3 show his versatility and this hot mp3 sample from "Guitar on the Edge".