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Welcome to my official website, where I will document my life as a Chicago musician, recording artist, mid-century music re-enactor and all-around guitar freak. I’m sorry things are too hectic these days to keep my website super up-to-date. However, I do keep up with my social media. For a current look at what I’m up to, please follow me on Instagram and Facebook, where you will find information about shows I'm playing, my various bands, guitars I'm obsessing over, and you can watch my series of guitar videos. Also, check out my YouTube channel here.

I'm excited to announce the September 20, 2019 release of my latest instrumental guitar extravaganza, Let It Be Guitar! Joel Paterson Plays The Beatles, released on my record label, Ventrella Records. The LPs and CDs are distributed by Chicago’s Bloodshot Records, and can be ordered online exclusively here. Let It Be Guitar! is available digitally, where all fine music is sold, downloaded, streamed, or what-have-you, you wacky modern music consumer. I had a great time making this record and I hope you enjoy it!

photo by Ted Beranis / design by Joel Paterson and Ted Beranis

photo by Ted Beranis / design by Joel Paterson and Ted Beranis