2008: July 2008 Guitar World Magazine has a list of the 50 fastest alternate pickers of all time. I'm tied for 3rd place with John Mclaughlin, Tony Macalpine and Michael Angelo. A pic of the article is on my Facebook page:

Aug 4: New review from

2006: working on new CD for LNR.

Aug 4: New review from

June 2 : The J.A.M. CD reaches #1 on most popular chart, out of 1800 CD's ! Here is the PDF list.

May 20: I added an "influences" page. Seemed like a cool thing to do.

April 29: New CD with Liquid Note Records is ready to order! It kicks ass! Allessandro, Milan and I have worked very hard and have written and played some great stuff. Click here for info.

April 27: I recently was the overall winner of the Boston store in Guitar Center's Guitarmageddon guitar contest. Tonight I also was one of the winners in the district finals so I'm off to Florida in May to compete in the reginal finals.

April: New jazz clips


Joel Rivard CD for sale Instrumental and solo guitar stuff.

See CD Info page for ordering info and some stuff about each song.



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