Joel Madison Blount is a songwriter living and breathing in the Magic City. Blount manipulates air with rhythm and melody to reflect on our human experience. He tells his stories through songs that are meant to offer Hope and compel us to sing out loud.
For fans of Ray LaMontagne, Dawes, Jeff Buckley, Amos Lee and The Wood Brothers.
TAMING THE WIND is Blount’s first full-length official release and follows his 2011 EP I Believe In Love. The ten-song album was produced by Blount and recorded in The Magic City - Birmingham, AL. On making the album, Blount notes, “my desire is to create well crafted songs – where honesty and genuine emotions dance over simple melodies.” Inspiration for the album was drawn from the lives of those around him – friends and loved ones struggling with “life and everything that comes with it – the pain of loss, addictions, illness, and depression. We have a choice in how we respond to these challenges - there is always hope for better days - and we have the opportunity to comfort and encourage each other as we live through these experiences together.” He adds, “my hope is that these songs will connect with you – and play a positive part in the story of your life.” [+]