The CDs consist of songs / experiments = Erratica perhaps ~ Hand made. www.myspace.com/joelzifkin
Primarily known as a "sideman" playing the electric violin as well as some other instruments with Kate and Anna McGarrigle, and Richard Thompson.
JZ also used to write, sing, and play guitar and electric violin in a secret band called the BLIMINALS . They recorded some songs with Roma Baran producing and did a number of live performances. Joel has also written and performed music for film, theatre and has done some music production as well. He writes experiments with songs.
Joel Zifkin has performed and /or recorded with the following artists:
Kate & Anna McGarrigle .. Big Mama Thornton .. Bliminals
Richard Thompson .. Buddy Guy .. Eddie Cleanhead Vinson .. Emmylou Harris
Rufus Wainwright .. Martha Wainwright .. Loudon Wainwright .. Philip Glass .. Townes Van Zandt .. Joe Dassin .. Big Moose Walker .. Hubert Sumlin .. Wade Hemsworth .. Stereotaxie .. Penny Lang ... Neil Tennant ... Lisa Hannigan .. Boy George ... Nick Cave...
Lou Reed .. Complainte de la Butte (Moulin Rouge Soundtrack) .. Chieftains .. Pat Donaldson .. Film: "Hank Williams: The Show He Never Gave".. Lili Fatale ..
Elvis Costello ... Roma Baran ... Monkeywalk ...
Joe Boyd ... Madou Diarra ... Murray McLauchlan ...
Pierre Marchand .. Rational Youth .. Danny Greenspoon .. The Harry Smith Project: The Anthology Of American Folk Music Revisited .. Hal Willner .. Came so Far for Beauty (Brooklyn) .. Chaim Tannenbaum .. Boo Hewerdine .. Ravens & Chimes .. Alex Shoumatoff .. Ray Bonneville .. Robert Charlebois .. Stephen Barry Band .. The Chicago Blues All-Stars .. Yaya Diallo .. Backo Njacko .. Kalimba Kalimba .. Gogh Van Gogh .. Jen Gloeckner .. Steve Klingaman .. Mack Mackenzie .. Robert David .. Leandre .. Daniel Weaver .. Dimaggios .. Mittenstrings .. Driving Blind .. Les Colocs .. Willie Lamothe.. Viviane Vachon.. zz dans le meteo.. Mr. Boy and the Fabulous Colossals
Joel has Performed in: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, U.S.A