Joel DaSilva is a guitarist, singer and songwriter hailing from Chicago, Illinois.
The son of traveling musicians from Brazil, DaSilva lost his father at age 3, which had a profound impact on the young artist’s life. DaSilva went on to put out 5 independent records thus far in a career spanning over 10 years. DaSilva has worked alongside such widely recognized and diverse artists as B.B.King, Buddy Guy, Ray Charles, the White Stripes, A.C. Reed, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Reverend Horton Heat, Foghat, Los Lobos, Leon Russell, the Black Crowes, Nighthawks, Steven Tyler, Edgar and Johnny Winter, Jimmie Vaughan, and many more!
His career highlights include performances at Montreal International Jazz and Blues Festival, The IBC Challenges in Memphis and opening for Jeff Beck at the Sunfest Music Festival in South Florida.
Joel has appeared at prestigious festivals around the world including the Montreal International Jazz And Blues Festival, Mont Tremblant International Music Festival, Curaçao Music Festival, Sunfest, Riverwalk Blues Festival, and the San Diego Music and Roots Festival.
In addition to his music career, DaSilva has appeared in two independent films including his portrayal of Sheriff Cousins in the creepy noir indie film Sleep, featured in the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and California Film Festival. He also co-wrote the soundtrack for Sleep with electronica artist Kevin Kage.