“Joel Smoker” Inducted Into The IDSS “Songwriters” Hall Of Fame South Africa 2014

Posted: August 10, 2014 in Joel Smoker


Joel Smoker has been inducted into the Independent Superstars “Songwriters” Hall of Fame. Frans Maritz (Wildhorse Entertainment) signed the official certificate placing Joel into this prestigious organization located in South Africa. Joel has the distinct honor of being inducted into the IDSS Hall of Fame for his life-time contribution to the Independent Music Industry as a song writer. Joel is seen holding  his award in the animated Hall Of Fame, confirming his induction into the HALL OF FAME. “ I am honored by the award, it means a lot to be recognized for my songwriting, thank you….” Joel Smoke


Biography of Joel Smoker:

Joel Smoker is a renowned country music song writer, performer and visual artist from Western Australia. Joel works in many mediums and has exhibited throughout Australia since 1978. Highway One is the road that you take if you want to see Australia. It’s a road that Joel Smoker has traveled on many times, beginning with the trip his mother and father took when they drove back with him to Fitzroy Crossing, from the little northwest port of Derby where he was born. Much of his work is inspired by the Kimberley region of Western Australia, the outback, where he was born on September 7th, 1952.

Joel’s work as an artist, ceramicist, photographer and musician is very well known in his beloved Australia. With The Red Dirt Band Joel has recorded five distinctive albums with a strong Australian flavour. The first album, Out On Highway One explores the themes of leaving home and discovering the world. Outback reflects Joel’s Kimberley experiences both growing up as a child and returning to the heartland later as an adult. The Flesh And The Spirit explores more internal issues. The Road to Nullagine is a four song EP reflecting Joel’s experiences in the north west of this state. Smile, deals with the passage of time and how it affects us all. His latest recording, Heaven, is a six song CD of original Gospel songs. Find out more and purchase at the Red Dirt Arts Store.

As a ceramicist Joel has produced slab vases, platters and bowls, as well as special interest tiles and murals. His pieces are exhibited in solo and group shows and are part of private and public collections, including the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Unique pieces from hisceramics collection are now available for purchase from the online art gallery.

Joel has developed six shows about Australia – North Of The Tropic Of Capricorn, The Road to Nullagine and places further out, Out On Highway One, Outback Kid, The Big Sing and Way Out West. Some of the shows are multimedia presentations incorporating slides, stories and songs that reflect Joel’s work as a photographer and musician. All of these shows are currently available for hire.




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