Joe Kopel is a Minneapolis-based songwriter/musician who has been performing under his own name since 2016. After sporadic touring, his first full-length record, Topics, was released in 2018 and has seen rotation on local radio stations, cafes and bars. On Topics, Kopel, who has performed in Twin Cities rock and folk bands since 2010, finds a sonic niche through the annals of bright 70s country and rock and roll up through 90s oddball rock. The 10 songs on Topics explore the relationship with internet, work, and love, bringing anxiety and earnestness to fore. Called one of the best performers of the year by White Wall Sessions (Sioux Falls, SD), the Minnesota native performs live with a band as well as solo with a guitar.