Joel Brogon

Joel Brogon

Harlingen, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2018

Harlingen, Texas, United States
Established on Jan, 2018
Solo Americana Folk




"Joel Brogon - "My Faded Love""

Brogon wrote in to let us know about the context of this beautifully sung, sorrowful tune, which he says addresses folks whose partnerships didn’t weather the strain of the pandemic. We’re all tired of hearing about the “unprecedented times” but it’s true: the emotional toll of the last few years continues to reveal itself in surprising, sometimes devastating ways. “Where do we go from here, my faded love?” he croons on the chorus. The song is simple, leaving plenty of room for us to project our own memories onto it, which makes the sense of loss that much more palpable. - Country Queer - Christopher Treacy

"Joel Brogon - "Bottle Half Empty""

Brogon’s turned in something mournful here, a plainly stated reflection of an emotional rock bottom. The song speaks for itself. IYKYK. - Country Queer - Christopher Treacy

"Come Home to Joel Brogon's "Reunion""

Texas musician Joel Brogon plays your feelings as effectively as his guitar on his new EP Reunion: Songs of Family and Home. Brogon’s high, lilting voice and surefire melodies make his gentle folk meditations on home, belonging, and grief into lullabies for children of all ages. There’s an inherent sweetness to Brogon’s music that makes these songs feel like timeless common sense.
“Sleep (Grandma’s Lullaby)” is the touchstone of the album, weaving warm memories, nostalgia, the cycle of life, and facing one’s own mortality into a comforting reminder of the reality that awaits us all. By the time we got to “Grandma’s Hands” later in the album, I lost it. Brogon’s music is suffused with emotion, with pain and joy not just two sides of the same coin, but coexisting hand in hand, a reminder that all we can do is to immortalize our ancestors by passing along the wisdom they’ve given to us. - Adobe and Teardrops - Rachel Cholst

"Joel Brogon - "Down at the Old Homeplace""

Refreshingly down to earth with plain-stated lyrics, Brogon’s music is about as organic as it gets. No pretenses, no digital monkeying around, just a guy and his guitar. The lack of production makes it stand out, which isn’t meant as a dig—it takes guts to do what Brogon does. “Down at the Old Homeplace” conjures a familiar feeling of bittersweet, youthful memories. Visiting places from our past can flood our mind with snapshots of time gone by. Brogon effectively puts across the resulting melancholy from this near-universal part of the human experience as he pines for his youth and what ‘home’ meant to him as a child. - Country Queer - Christopher Treacy

"Joel Brogon - "Little Warbler""

Most of the songs on Brogon’s new Unlock the Doors EP feature images of birds, flight, and freedom. “Little Warbler” finds Brogon channeling indie-John-Denver vibes, admiring an avian visitor, envious of the bird’s ability to fly away from our troubled world. A Texas-based organic baker who also dabbles in photography, Brogon’s appreciation for nature is touching enough to make you wonder if you’re caught up in things that just don’t matter. - Country Queer - Christopher Treacy

"'Simple Answers" by Joel Brogon"

This down-to-earth, stripped-down track will have you yearning – and longing for more. Joel’s voice weaves delightfully with the guitar as he sings, “The simple answer is / There are no simple answers” – and we find ourselves nodding along in agreement. - Country Queer - Madeleine Tomasoa



Rhythm of the Road (Acoustic Version) - Single Release August 6, 2021

Simple Answers - Single Release November 5, 2021

Break Away - Single Release February 18, 2022

Unlock the Doors - Debut Album April 22, 2022

Reunion: Songs of Family and Home - EP September 9, 2022

Bottle Half Empty - Single Release November 11, 2022

Where Do We Go From Here - Album January 6, 2023



Joel Brogon is a Folk/Americana artist living on the border in South Texas near the Rio Grande River. His influences range from folky sounds of the Seventies to Nineties Country to classic singer songwriters. As a writer his focus is the story, whether it be about his own experiences or giving voice to those who may not have one. He loves connecting with audiences in small, intimate venues like coffeehouses, listening rooms, home concerts and sometimes the front porch. An activist and community spiritual leader, Joel lives with his husband Christopher and their four fur-children.

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