Blue Heart Records signs Joel Astley
'Seattle to Greaseland' slated for worldwide release on August 18, 2023
Since forming his first band in 2014, Astley has earned a reputation as an exceptional bandleader and performer who has also emerged as a unique and talented songwriter. In addition to performing all over the Pacific Northwest, he has performed, recorded and toured with many national blues artists. A talented visual artist as well as musical artist, Astley has designed numerous album covers and his drawings. His paintings and prints reside in countless private collections.
"It is a pleasure to welcome Joel to the Blue Heart Records family," says Sallie Bengtson, Blue Heart Records partner. "Gifted in both the musical and visual arts, his creativity and intellect are a captivating combination."
"Seattle to Greaseland has been a long time coming, and I'm thrilled to be working with Blue Heart Records! Every work of art has its ideal vessel; some creative statements are rendered in clay or oils, some are pounded out on the keys of a typewriter, some are belted out in tiny blues clubs through a cigarette haze. The aim is always the same: to forge a human connection,"
Album preorders begin on July 21, 2023. For additional information, visit joelastley.com and follow on Facebook @joelastleymusic and Instagram @joelastley.