Son of noted Saskatchewan sculptor Joe Fafard, who was recently honoured with three commemorative stamps featuring samples of his work by Canada Post, Joel (pictured) first made his mark as a folk and blues style instrumental musician. Lately, he’s begun to write songs with lyrics as well that expand on his always entertaining between-songs monologues about life in small town and rural Canada.

Thursday he has a show at Artesian on 13th at 8 p.m. To give you a taste, here’s video of Fafard performing “Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down”.