JOI Guitars is proud to be associated with such a talented array of performing musicians. From well-known hall-of-famers to burgeoning stars, these musicians have two things in common… a solid appreciation for high-end craftsmanship and a passion for a powerful dynamic sound.
Who doesn’t know Slash ?!
Re-knowned, Grammy winning, rock and roll hall-of-famer, of Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver fame. His newest band “Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators” continues to rock the crowds.
“When I picked it up, I was completely humbled. It was a shock-and-awe moment. It changed everything I’d ever thought about acoustic guitars leading up to that point.” — Slash, Acoustic Guitar Magazine 2016
A singer-songwriter, who’s first song “Winter” was featured on the hit television show Scrubs in early 2004 brought him to near instant fame. Joshua Radin has since produced 6 albums and toured across Canada, the United States and Europe. His compositions have a proven track record having been sound-tracked on shows like Grey’s Anatomy, American Idol, House, and many many more.
Front-man for Ayron Jones and The Way, a three-piece blues rock band out of Seattle’s Central District. Grammy award-winning rapper Sir Mis-Alot was astounded when he discovered this talent and signed him immediately. “So, finding Ayron, the first thing I found myself asking was, ‘Why hasn’t anybody recorded this guy and why is it that nobody knows about it in my circles?’ Because that is easily the best talent in Seattle right now.”- Sir Mix-a-Lot to The Seattle P.I.
Ayron and his band have been known to open for the legendary B.B. King, Jeff Beck, Living Colour, The Presidents of The United States of America, Michael Franti & Spearhead, and Train. They have also toured with the SXSW festival and are currently recording new material with Barrett Martin (Mad Season/Screaming Trees) as producer and Jack Endino (Nirvana) mixing. The new album will be released in early 2017.
“Playing a JOI guitar is more like picking up a book and reading a story than simply playing a guitar. The first time I played one, I honestly thought to myself, ‘this is one of the most incredible guitars I’ve ever held in my hand'”.
Cameron is a rockin’ guitar player who is also classically trained in piano and cello, and is the front-man for the up-and-coming Seattle band Gypsy Temple. His band boasts an incredibly talented roster of musicians who all met in the highschool orchestra and shared the same aspirations of following Seattle’s Teen Alt Rock musical traditions. Gypsy Temple has quickly garnered regional accolades with a first place win at the WESCO Battle of The Bands in 2015 and continues to be invited back to venues including Seattle’s Nectar and the Columbia City Theater to play and create their signature live videos.
“When I picked up the guitar it felt like butter – the action was so smooth I felt like I was a better player just picking up the guitar and playing it. The guitar was not only beautiful to look at but the acoustic harmonic sound just elevated me, my lyrics, my voice, my hands as I played – it was an out of body experience. I feel so blessed to be working with Reuben. I am a lucky guy.”
A highly talented singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist out of Vancouver, Des Larson paired up with producer/writer Jeff Dawson (Daniel Powter, Kelly Rowland, State Of Shock, and Marcy Playground) in 2014. Together, they are unstoppable! Although a modest soul, he’s played stages throughout North America and his hit single “Beautiful” was so popular, it was translated into Spanish in 2012 by Aedon Records.
“Wind” (name of my guitar) and I share a strong connection. That of being trapped in a song and lost in the eye of the storm. Through it all, my guitar has never left my side. “Wind” is my go-to instrument when writing my first full length record. It has been a long anticipated affair.