Joseph Tennant is a songwriter and musician based in Calgary, Alberta. His music covers a wide variety of emotional landscapes, from deep melancholy to tongue-in-cheek humour. A defining feature of Joseph’s music is his ability to take the listener on a journey. With lyrics that are quirky, yet full of meaning, he invites listeners into each new tale.
Joseph’s music is intimate, with stripped back instrumentation and out-of-the-box arrangement choices. Even at the young age of 22, Joseph is already proving he has a thorough understanding of his craft. Having begun songwriting and producing as a child, he has been honing his skills for over a decade, which is quite apparent to anyone who hears his music.
Although creating for almost a decade Joseph has been studying the intricacies of songwriting and musical performance under Brian Doerksen for the past three years. It is quite apparent that he has a solid grasp of the craft. Joseph is an accomplished guitarist, banjo player, and producer as well who is continually seeking oppertunities to grow and learn.
The journey of music making is one that never stops. Joseph is constantly writing new material for future pieces of artwork. His latest musical work, Stories From the Landscape, was released on April 25th.
April 22, 2020 - Quaranteen Magazine
July 29, 2020 - Nominee for Folk Recording of the Year at the YYC Music Awards
“Who could write a song about a car crash and make it funny? Joseph Tennant could.”
— Brian Doerksen