Raised in the shadow of Billy Bob's, one of Texas's legendary honky tonks, Joel Thetford grew up listening to the sounds of classic country radio and the wide variety of rock and roll, blues, and folk music that the Texas scene provided. His career as a bull-rider landed him eventually in Stephenville, where the Texas Country scene was booming. With acts like Gary Stewart, Jerry Jeff Walker, Jerry Lee Lewis, Robert Earl Keen, making regular stops in town, those were Joel's earliest and strongest influences as he began writing songs.
Joel has become a fixture in the songwriting community, and has shared the stage with such acts as The Alternate Roots, Kaleo, Barns Courtney, John Craigie, Chris Ross and the North, The Mallett Brothers Band, Joseph Gallant, The Ghosts of Johnson City, Dark Hollow Bottling Company, Jake Hill & Deep Creek, and many more.
Joel's debut EP "Here I Go" was released in the summer of 2015. Joel's new EP "The Outer Bank" was recorded in December of 2016 by Jonathan Wyman at The Halo, and mastered by Grammy award winning Dave Collins in Los Angeles.