Joel Hoekstra Interview



We had the chance to talk to New York guitar virtuoso and Sustainer artist Joel Hoekstra who currently plays for Night Ranger, the Broadway hit 'Rock of Ages' and Trans Siberian Orchestra. Joel is currently touring with Night Ranger and be can heard on their new cd 'Somewhere in California'. Recently, he had the pleasure of filling in for Mick Jones of Foreigner. Joel's cd's 'undefined', 'The Moon is Falling' and '13 acoustic songs' have found a strong cult following and critical acclaim.

1. How did you first hear of Fernandes guitars and the Sustainer?

I had always seen the ads in Guitar Player, but the first time I played with one was on a Phil Collen model Jackson.

2. How has the Fernandes Sustainer changed your playing and music?

Well, it provides me with a confidence to go for a note and know that it is going to sing just the way the way I want it to. That, in turn, frees me up to perform a bit more.

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