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Joel Medina Swensen

Songwriter | Folk Singer | Guitarist


NEW VIDEO COMING SOON!

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Joel Medina Swensen

Songwriter | Folk Singer | Guitarist

Joel Medina Swensen

Songwriter | Folk Singer | Guitarist


Come on out and have an evening of fantastic song and fun!

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MY ALBUM "An Unremarkable Pair of Lungs" IS OUT NOW!!!"

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About




Joel Medina Swensen is a Portland, Oregon based songwriter who creates introspective pieces that dive deep into subjects of exhaustion, anxiety and pain with a lulling elegance. His newest album ‘An Unremarkable Pair of Lungs’ is a collection that was put to tape in 2009 but took seven years to reveal when Joel was diagnosed with cancer.

As if he dog eared the best pages in the books of Nick Drake, Jose Gonzalez and Sufjan Stevens, this ten song collection of mostly finger-style guitar songs leaves a profound impact without the help of modern recording techniques. It’s like an album made in a bedroom by a person who’s  known the language of music all their life.

Now as a healthy survivor, Joel is ready to release ‘Lungs’ under Fresh YO! Label and start picking up where he left off so many years ago with the kind of touring and writing many people take for granted.



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Calendar


White Eagle, November 30th 8pm. $5

With Indira Valey and Biblithek




Past Shows




Lauralthirst, October 27th 8pm. $7.

With The Jack Maybe Project and Charlie Moses

White Eagle Hotel, September 24th 8pm. $8.

Matthew Fountain, and Stubborn Lovers

Loon, October 1st 8pm. $7.

With Anna Hoone and Jonny Ampersand

Alberta Street Pub, November 18th 6pm. $5.

With Noah Kite




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Stage Specs



I need 1 microphone on a boom, and 1 DI box. I prefer to have a bit of reverb on my vocals but not the guitar.