Under the Canopy Tree
For Joni Armel singer / songwriter, meeting Studio 116 producer / engineer / musician Ben Lippard was the right place right time collision of talent. Joni's experince singing with the gospel group Freedom Singers, choirs, musicians and music directors has lead the way for her to venture into the recording of her own lyrics, guitar and vocals. With her debut music album titled, 'Under the Canopy Tree' being released in 2011, Joni is very excited to share her music with you. Of the recording Ben said, 'It was a pleasure working with Joni! Our greatest challenge was creating music that could live up to her amazing vocal ability. As the project went on each song was turning out better and better, and by the end, we even had to redo one to make it consistent with the quality of the rest of the them. We explored many different styles while creating this album, with the idea of letting the songs be what they wanted to be. My favorite of these was the Latin Jazz which seemed to surface throughout the majority of the project.'