Joel Jerome is a native of Raymond, Maine, in the Sebago Lake Region, a rural and remote area near Portland. At the age of fourteen, Joel wrote a novel, evincing the creativity and work ethic that would underlie his musical efforts. His experiences of rural, but beautiful isolation, juxtaposed with a lifelong commitment to adventure, travel, and success in the wider world provide a starting point for his craft. The rebirth of Americana and its themes of beauty, desolation, and loneliness in American life are deeply embedded in Joel's music. After being connected to producer Dave Brophy by Boston's Ruby Rose Fox, Joel's debut album, Fall to Pieces, will be released in the spring of 2018.