Joel Astley


 Artist and Musician

Award-winning singer, songwriter, and harmonica player from Seattle WA


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Big news!!! Seattle to Greaseland debuted at #7 on the Blues Billboard! It is receiving rave reviews from all over the world. 

Joel is making waves in the Blues world with his great songwriting, smooth strong vocals and scorching harp work. He is also an artist whose works include hand-drawn sketches, watercolors, block prints, album art and even clothing design.

Joel Astley's live performances have been described as a captivating and upbeat blend of sparkling original music and favorite deep cuts from the blues, swing, jazz, soul & funk record bins.

Blues, rock, funk, soul, jazz, Americana, country, etc! Harmonica and vocals, side man or front man, from big festivals to intimate shows. Hire me or us! Artist, from hand drawn sketches to water colors to album art. Need a unique creative art piece lets talk!
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Miscellaneous Information:
Before picking up music in his early 30’s, Joel Astley was a visual artist. Primarily an autodidact, he has worked in oils, watercolors, ink, charcoal, printing, sculpture, and more to forge his own style. Since forming his first band in 2014, he has been playing all around The Pacific Northwest and has performed and toured with national blues artists throughout the country.
Only recently have these worlds collided. His dual passions for art and music have found harmony in his life and expression, and his music-themed artwork has recently become very popular, even appearing as cover art for several recent album releases.
“Joel Astley is a great songwriter.” - Mark Hummel
“Joel Astley is the Picasso of the Blues.” - Kid Andersen, Greaseland Studios
"[Joel] can sing like Lowell Folsom and play like Cary Bell.” - Bluesletter article February 2018
"Joel you can write, you can play harp, and boy can you sing." - Leslie Fleury KSER Blues Odyssey DJ
“[Joel has] exceptional vocals and exudes charisma on stage to match his showmanship.” - Bluesletter Cover story, November 2018