Joel was the first person we brought into the fold of Wire & Twine. He worked at the coffee shop up in Oxford and was eager to learn. He got so good on the screen-printing press that he far surpassed my abilities.

Along the way, Joel started performing music out and about and eventually joined up to form a band. They’ve brought me in more than a few times to help out with album art and I’m always excited to be a part of what they make.

Joel’s an explorer. He understands the dedication of process, trying new things and shaking things up from time to time. We’re similar in this regard, and that’s probably why we’ve been friends ever since.