joe fournier

joe fournier


Los Lobos and Merle Haggard give birth to twins John Hiatt and John Fogerty .... (not a pretty picture, we know)


Released in the spring of 2002, Joe Fournier’s debut CD “Raw Sugar Shed” quickly garnered enthusiastic responses from the industry and the “Americana” community in particular. Raves from influentual magazines like No Depression, Americana UK, Revolver, Maverick, Music Scene… airplay on BBC 2, Radio Caroline, NPR stations in California, New England and New York, ABC in Australia and college stations across Europe and the U.S.
A deal with a small European label soon followed and he has just completed a tour of the UK and Sweden, with return dates already booked for this spring.

Here in Canada, Joe has been featured on CBC’s Atlantic Airwaves, Global Television, and Galaxie’s Adult Alternative network . He’s been heard on college, pop, country and rock radio and has been honing his live act with shows at this year’s Halifax Fusion, ECMA’s Rock and Roots Stages, the Atlantic Scene Festival in Ottawa, and Close to the Coast Festival. He recently garnered three songwriting nominations at Nova Scotia Music Week where he attracted the attention of this year’s Stan Rogers Music Festival organizers who booked him for the upcoming summer favourite.

Joe’s musical education came from stealing songs and stories from the many road-worn acts that, week after week, rolled through the local beer joint his family ran. Every night he'd fall asleep to the sound of country music filtering up through the floorboards and every morning a new Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash or Creedence Clearwater Revival tune would be stuck in his head. It's bound to have an effect on a kid.


Raw Sugar Shed - 2002
Whiskey Stars - 2003
Airplay & streaming - All About Irene, Country Music's Gone To Hell, My Dog Betty, Whiskey Stars, Susan Love Jake, Mild Side of Life, Johnny Cash Plan, and more

Set List

Set list changes constantly - usually 1 or 2 sets, depending on venue as well as size of band.