About Christopher Joel
Christopher Joel brings a refreshing take on the Alt-pop Rock genre to the Nashville music scene. Largely influenced by Jeff Buckley, John Mayer, and Self’s Matt Mahaffey, CJ’s music features songs about the story of life – love, emotion, and the human experience. He writes not only to entertain, but to inspire the listener with catchy melodies, passionate vocals, and relatable stories.
CJ’s EP, Fantasy World, was released in May of 2009 and features a mixture of interesting tales. The title track, “Fantasy World”, journals the awkward time between childhood and becoming a world-aware teen. “Not This Time” began as an accidental guitar riff that came to have a song about overcoming temptations written around it. Taking inspiration from noticing the time every night for a week, “11:11″ is a love song inventing the mysterious magic of long-lasting love if kissing when all the numbers are ones.
While CJ has been playing and songwriting for 16 years, in 2008 he joined forces with drummer Jeremy Skowronski, bassist Taylor McRae, and guitarist/vocalist Michael Estok to begin performing his songs at various venues in Nashville. Currently, CJ is performing acoustic-only shows all around the southeast with the help of guitarist, vocalist, and fellow artist, Michael Estok.