Check out Joel's newest single release, "Where Have All The Heroes Gone", available on iTunes, Google Music, Amazon Music, and Spotify. 

"Thanks so much. Our kids and their families LOVE your music! Keep on the good work!"  Boys and Girls Clubs, Bagley Unit. 

Chris in Cookeville, Tn  recommends Joel Clyde.

"One of the most outstanding musicians I have ever had the pleasure of listening to. Joel's music comes alive He knows how to please a crowd!" Chris in Cookeville, Tn.

"Joel was fun, interactive and played all the right music. Joel made the event what we hoped it would be. Thanks"   Reese in Cleveland, Tn.

"We hired Joel to sing at the Highway 111 Flea Market and he was wonderful and very talented. He had such a lot of songs and not a single person complained. We will definitely have him back"  Charlie in Cookevile, Tn..

"When we needed a musician for our parent's 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration over the holidays, Joel made himself readily available to us. He incorporated song requests that truly surprised my parents..a few oldies from their college days and some romantic favorites. When Joel rocked out, no one could sit still. We haven't stopped talking about that special night. And we won't forget it for years to come. Thank you, Joel."  Lisa in Dalton, Ga.

"Joel was booked by our daughters for a surprise wedding anniversary celebration in our home. What a delight to have great music while we ate our dinner. He entertained us with many of our old favorites and all the family had fun dancing to a variety of musical selections. Joel is very talented & versatile and was is truly a "one-man band' with all his special equipment. Highly recommend!" Suzanne and Charlie in Chattanooga, Tn.

#1 on ReverbNation in Singer-Songwriter category for the region.

Rated as one of the Top-Performers on

One Of The Top Ten Acts On for over 5 Years...

Joel Clyde has been a pro musician for over 4 decades and is also an accomplished and published songwriter. After several decades of playing on the road with several big-name acts, he has now retired from the road and does what he loves best...busking, and local shows.  A lot of famous entertainers started out busking, such as Robin Williams, Ed Sheeran, Pierce Brosnan, Rod Stewart, Sheryl Crow, Sheilds and Yarnell, and more...  Joel believes busking to be one of the purest forms of entertainment there is, and it has a long and distinguished history, going all the way back to the times of the Romans. For more information about busking, especially in the Chattanooga area, go to

Joel doesn't limit himself to just busking but also plays clubs, restaurants, festivals, fund-raisers, and more. He performs oldies, country, big band, ethnic music, and more, playing several instruments, including acoustic, electric, classical and bass guitar, banjo, fiddle, harmonica, keyboard, and makes his own backing tracks. He has State-Of-The-Art equipment. He can do it all, from lounge-acoustic to a full-sound dance-band show. In addition, Joel Clyde plays to the crowd and has an almost supernatural ability to feel what an audience wants to hear at any given time. He does requests, and with a repertoire of over 4000 songs spanning 5+ decades, he seldom gets stumped. 

As a songwriter,  Joel has a unique style and ability to craft thoughtful, haunting, and at times, tongue-in-cheek lyrics and melodies. He has a sometimes soulful, sometimes sarcastic, and often, deliciously irreverent take on life and its many complexities. 

But there is more to Joel Clyde than just great music and incredible talent. He is 100% professional, from start to finish. You will never have to worry about drunkenness, illicit drugs, or inappropriate behavior.  Joel Clyde does not tolerate alcohol, drugs, or improper behavior, before, during, or after shows,  from himself, or anyone performing or associated with him. You can be assured that your event will be one you, and your guests, will be proud of. He is an act that all ages can enjoy. 

If you want a first-class act to make your next event fun and memorable, you are in the right place.

Tip Jar donations

More and more, people are opting not to carry cash, and use PayPal, and credit/debit cards for their financial transactions. I do it myself.  But it does make it hard to leave tips, so for your convienience, I have created a Virtual Tip Jar here, so you can secuerly leave a tip with your smart phone, iPad, or any other internet device. You can also take care of booking fees, and deposits here. As always, thanks for listening. 

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