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 the 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 traveled 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.
“Joe is a true artist. You can feel the beauty of his heart coming through the beauty of his music. And all beauty leads, if we follow it, to Beauty itself…”
—Christopher West, Author, Fill These Hearts: God, Sex, & the Universal Longing