You can’t compare Joel Cage to any other player – he stands alone. He inspires amazement. His command over his guitar is incredible – he’s an original – completely subsumed by the instrument.Those prone to comparison will liken Joel Cage to Luka Bloom, Chris Smither, Richie Havens, Bruce Cockburn, or an acoustic Pete Townshend, but most frequently to the bluesy articulation and textural fortitude of Stephen Stills. Those of a more discerning palate will ardently maintain that Joel Cage is a style & genre completely his own, unique and immune to the kind of qualifications that place him in any sort of pre-ordained niche.What you get is a one-of-a-kind experience.
As deftly coined by proprietor Ray Brady of the Dedham Square Coffeehouse: