Joel Plaskett

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Joel Plaskett (born April 18, 1975) is a Canadian rock musician originally from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. He first rose to prominence as a member of Halifax alternative rock band Thrush Hermit in the 1990s, transforming himself through the first decade of the 21st century from an admired regional musician to a "nationally adored" icon. Plaskett is comfortable playing in an eclectic array of genres, from blues and folk to hard rock, country, and pop.

Plaskett is based in Dartmouth, and his songwriting frequently contains allusions to his home city. With his band The Emergency, he has toured throughout North America and Europe with such performers as The Tragically Hip, Sloan and Kathleen Edwards.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 In Need of Medical Attention Joel Plaskett 2
2005 La De Da Joel Plaskett 1
2009 Three Joel Plaskett 1
2010 Three to One Joel Plaskett 1
2015 Joel Plaskett & The Park Avenue Sobriety Test Joel Plaskett 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Emergencys, False Alarms, Shipwrecks, Castaways, Fragile Creatures, Special Features, Demons and Demonstrations Joel Plaskett 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Shotgun Jimmie / Joel Plaskett 7" Joel Plaskett / Shotgun Jimmie 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Three More Joel Plaskett 1

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