Joel Morelli was born and raised in Owen Sound and was launched into the local music scene at an early age. He soon developed a reputation as an unassuming character whose style reflected ease and openness. As a singer-songwriter, Joel combines a unique percussive style with fluidity and authenticity in his lyrics.
His earliest Summerfolk appearance was in 2000 and has more recently performed at the festival with Canadian blues legend, Bobby Dean Blackburn. Over the course of his career, Joel has expanded his repertoire to include elements of jazz, funk, blues, rock, and alternative folk.
For those who appreciate rhythmic acoustic guitar, Joel Morelli offers an infectious, memorable sound.