"The recording is a solid set of songs that includes “Let’s Not Fight, Let’s Make Some Love” and the haunting, soulful ballad “Hard Time,” which he co-wrote with local blues scene staple Albert Castiglia.
....For the album, DaSilva says he commissioned local and national all-stars such as Chris Peet from JP Soars and the Red Hots, bassist A.J. Kelly from Castiglia’s band and Joseph Sant’Angelo on Hammond organ. "
- "City Link" Magazine Cover Story.
by Joanie Cox
"Two Thumbs WAY UP for Joel DaSilva.." - Ken Shankman, Elmore Magazine
"Joel is a great guitarist, vocalist and artist, along with being one soulful cat". - Pat Boyack , guitarist for Marcia Ball and Austin Legend W.C. Clark
".... with a resume that includes performances with heavy hitters like B.B. King, A.C.Reed, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Reverend Horton Heat and opening for acts as varied as: J.J. Grey, The White Stripes , The Black Crowes, and Jimmie Vaughan, DaSilva has already made a mark in the industry; and is poised to become a power player......He is the real deal."
-"taken from Joel's Bio at www.jdandthehowl.com
"Joel DaSilva has THE tone and feeling that goes with it...."
-Nico Wayne Toussaint, International Blues/Rock Artist
Joel is also working on the soundtrack for an upcoming Independent film called “Sleep” , it takes place in Everglades City in 1977 and it’s eerie and spooky. Joel makes his acting debut in the film as well playing “Sheriff Cousins”. Check it out at www.sleepthefilm.com.