"You are not a cross to be carried, but a gift that is worth the cross."
We had the privilege of hearing Joe perform his latest album Love Is in Ottawa, ON., this past July, 2017. His music is healing, moving, and inspired.
The album Love Is is smooth on the ears. Healing to the heart.
Songs on Album: Desire/ O Little While/ Joy/ Sweet Aroma/ Lover/ Love is not Loved/ When it's Over/ Untethered/ Don't be too Scared/ Learn to Love Again/ Still in Pieces/ Strings/ Loves Embrace/ Forward
Joe Zambon was not born a musician. As an infant, he had a rare condition in which fingers on each hand were webbed together. When doctors asked Joe—then three-years old—why he wanted them separated, he responded, “to play piano”. Two surgeries later, he took up piano and never stopped.
Growing up on a small family farm, Joe was among the 1100 residents of Iroquois, Ontario, Canada. The rural town provided the space, tranquility and fresh air he needed to develop as an artist. He began by honing his piano skills, then taught himself guitar.
Following university, Joe began working in a campus chaplaincy, where he continues today. There he benefits from being surrounded by students who are searching for meaning. As they share their joys and sorrows with him, his empathetic heart overflows into his songwriting.
Joe has travelled across Canada, USA, India, Australia and New Zealand, sharing his reflective, soaring folk songs. Following his debut album Coming Home (2005), he released You Are I Am (2008), There and Here (2009) Sleeper, Rise (2012), Brothers (2014), and his latest LP Love Is (2017).