Current album:



  • Durty Howlin 'Blues with Midnight Howl (2014)
  • Joel DaSilva  & The Midnight Howl ( 2011)


  • The Montreal International Jazz Festival
  • The House of Blues in Chicago
  • The Mont Tremblant International Blues Festival
  • Blues on Whyte in Edmonton
  • The Country in Nashville
  • IBC Challenges in Memphis
  • Curaçao Music Festival 
  • Riverwalk Blues Festival
  • San Diego Music und Roots Festival.


Support & Opener:

  • BBKing
  • Robin Trower
  • Buddy Guy
  • Ray Charles
  • TheWhite Stripes,
  • AC Reed
  • Fabulous Thunderbirds
  • Reverend Horton Heat
  • Foghat
  • Los Lobos
  • Leon Russell,
  • Black Crowes
  • Nighthawks
  • Steven Tyler (Aerosmith)
  • Jimmie Vaughan
  • Coco Montoya
  • Alabama Shakes, 
  • Magic Slim & The Teardrops
  • Larry McCray

joel dasilva (USA)

Music-Style: Americana-Soul

Joel DaSilva is a fantastic guitarist and I look forward to every opportunity to work with him."


He plays with a big heart and a big sound. " - Billy Gibson - 2009 Blues Music Award Instrumentalist of the Year.


Joel DaSilva is one of those artists who adds a touch of youthfulness to the blues while staying in spirit. The stern suit, well-tied tie, polished pumps and impeccable haircut are the hallmarks of the Chicago Bluesman.


The son of traveling musicians from Brazil, DaSilva lost his father at the age of three, profoundly affecting the young artist's life.


At the age of 18, DaSilva joined "Junior Drinkwater and the Thirst Quenchers" as lead guitarist, gaining his first musical experience. He played with the "Regulators," "The Underbellies," and for thirteen years with the "Hep Cat Boo Daddies."


DaSilva has worked with many well-known blues musicians including B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Ray Charles, The White Stripes, AC Reed, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Reverend Horton Heat, Foghat, Los Lobos, Leon Russell, The Black Crowes, Nighthawks, Steven Tyler (Aerosmith ), Jimmie Vaughan, Coco Montoya, The Alabama Shakes, Magic Slim & The Teardrops together.


Highlights of his career include several appearances at the Montreal International Jazz & Blues Festival, the IBC Challenges in Memphis, the Mont Tremblant International Music Festival, the Curacao Music Festival, the Riverwalk Blues Festival and the San Diego Music and Roots Festival.


And let's not forget the terrific festival opener for Jeff Beck (Sunfest Music Festival) and Robin Trower (Parker Playhouse). DaSilva has played well over 750 shows from Los Angeles to London throughout his musical career.


In addition to his music career, DaSilva has appeared in two independent films, including his portrayal of "Sheriff Cousin" in the creepy noir indie film "Sleep," which screened at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and the California Film Festival. He also co-wrote the soundtrack to "Sleep" with electronic artist Kevin Kage.


On stage, the guitarist and singer from Chicago shows entertainer qualities!


Press quote:

Very finely made blues in Chicago tradition

(az - bluesnews - December 2017 )


In the end, you'll probably want to go back and listen to many of the tunes again. DaSilva's approach is definitely more grounded in the blues than many artists who exploit the blues-rock convergence point. As a singer, songwriter and guitarist, he's definitely worth listening to.

(Mark Thompson - Blues Blast Magazine- January 2018 )


DaSilva's father was a touring singer/guitarist in Brazil and his mother a singer from Ukraine, which certainly explains the diversity of musical styles on this album. When asked how he would describe his musical style and sound, DaSilva replied, "If Johnny Cash met with Buddy Guy while having a few drinks with Bruce Springsteen at a Brian Setzer concert!" You only have to listen to "Everywhere from Here" to realize that DaSilva was completely serious, but his musical skills are strong enough to pull it off, and with ease. DaSilva is an artist to watch.

(Martine Ehrenclou - Rock nad Blues Muse - January 2018 )


Everywhere From Here is a fine addition to any collection.

Listeners will find themselves going back to it again and again.

(Barry Kerzner - American Bluescene - September 2017)


How nice it is that we have a good nose for strong (blues) artists, it would be nice that this album will get more attention in our country. A small tour through the Netherlands wouldn't be crazy.

(Martijn Wesseling - Blues Magazine - September 2017)


It's no surprise that he cites Robert Nighthawk, Buddy Guy and Muddy Waters as influences, because he's bursting with blues.

He's got a few contacts, too, as Richie Supa (Aerosmith) and Stephen Gibb (Bee Gee offspring) show up in the co-writing credits, but this record is all about Joel as he rattles through ten tracks that make up my favorite blues album of the year so far. There isn't a single bad note, but "Down In The Delta," "Cadillac Mama," and "This Day I Bleed" are the standouts for me. Blues fans should definitely give this a listen.

(Stuart Hamilton - The - October 2017)


" His fantastic self-titled debut album, packed with soulful and passionate songwriting and guitar work."

(Eric Schuurmans - Rootstime. BE - 2017)


Cool record, some might even say 'skookum' - but whatever you want to call this kind of blues,

Everywhere But Here is definitely worth being around.

(John Kerreif - Rock Doctor - October 2017)


With the album "Everywhere From Here" Joel DaSilva adds another musical highlight to his career.

(Rudolfs Music - 2017)



Availability:      on request (booking lead time 6 weeks)
Location:          Clubs, Festivals
Requirements: Hotel (Travel Party 3-4), Catering, local PA

Price:                on request