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Rick Nielsen and Joel Hoekstra

Joel Hoekstra


New York guitarist Joel Hoekstra plays for Whitesnake and is also well-known for his work with Night Ranger, Trans Siberian Orchestra and the Broadway show Rock of Ages. In October of 2015 Frontiers Music released the critically acclaimed debut from his new side project Joel Hoekstra's 13 entitled Dying to Live. He has also released 3 solo albums that YOU should own ;-)

Joel has been able to perform/play/record with the following:


Night Ranger
Trans Siberian Orchestra
The Turtles
Big Brother and the Holding Company
Dee Snider
Jeff Scott Soto
Scrap Metal
Jim Peterik (Ides of March, Survivor)
Amy Lee (Evanescence)
Eric Martin (Mr Big)
Alan Parsons
Rik Emmett (Triumph)
Bret Michaels
Tommy Shaw (Styx)
Robin Zander (Cheap Trick)
Wyclef Jean
John Waite
Emily Saliers (Indigo Girls)
Beth Hart
Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple)
Ted Nugent
Sebastian Bach
Donnie & Johnny Van Zant
Don Barnes (38 Special)
Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon)
Stephen Pearcy (RATT)
Gunnar and Matthew Nelson (Nelson)
Michael Sweet (Stryper)
Mike Reno (Loverboy)
Jimi Jamison (Survivor)
Derek St. Holmes
Glenn Hughes
David Pack (Ambrosia)
Martha Davis (The Motels)
Mickey Thomas (Starship)
Constantine Maroulis (American Idol)
Dave Bickler (Survivor)
Mark Slaughter (Slaughter)
Hugh Jackman
Nuno Bettencourt
Chan Marshall (Kat Power)
Henry Paul (The Outlaws, Blackhawk)
Ray Parker Jr.
Debbie Gibson
Tom Keifer (Cinderella)
Kip Winger


Rock of Ages (Broadway, off-Broadway)
Love, Janis (off Broadway, Louisville, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Tucson, Phoenix, San Francisco)


The Tonight Show starring Jay Leno
That Metal Show (guest guitarist)
America's Got Talent
Celebrity Apprentice
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Bachelor Pad
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Last Call with Carson Daly
Live with Regis and Kelly
Live with Kelly and Michael
Tony Awards (2009)
Access Hollywood
Duck Dynasty
The Wahlburgers
Limitless (CBS)


Rock of Ages (the movie)
Resurrection Mary
The Last Winter
May the Best Man Win


Gibson guitars
Fender guitars
Taylor acoustic guitars
Atomic guitars
Jackson guitars
EVH guitars
Friedman amps
Mezza Barba amps
Avid audio
AKG wireless systems
Ernie Ball strings
Star Access picks
Monster Cable
Big Bends Nut Sauce
Seymour Duncan pick-ups
Fernandes Sustainers
Floyd Rose
Shredneck guitars
Fractal Audio Systems
Morpheus Drop Tune pedal
Tech 21 midi pedals
Atomic pedals
T. Miranda pedals
G7 Capos