(Emeritus) Accordion, fiddle, Cajun French vocals

A Cajun from Loreauville, Louisiana (pop. 860), Joel is self-taught on the accordion, fiddle and in Cajun French. A Playboy since 1999, Joel works as an architect in Los Angeles . . . and since 2004, he's back in Louisiana working on a new family homestead near St. Martinville. Joel wrote two songs for the Playboys' CD -- Small Town Two Step -- and created all the artwork too. Joel just also happens to have designed the September 11 memorial at Los Angeles Airport, along with Chicago artist B.J. Krivanek.