My name is Joel Beaupre (""Bo-Pray""). It is a name of French Canadian descent. I am an artist living in NH with my parents while I build a travel trailer, finish building some guitars, and find out how to treat depression without any big pharma. Most people find my paintings to be more successful than my songs. I have always felt bad about that, so I've never quit. I've had some good teachers: My friend Kevin Smith in Nashville for one. I have very little "gear" but enough to put together a bedroom studio. Thanks to my friend Mike Tritter for setting me up with music software in 2001. I'm still using the same stuff (Vegas Video). I taught myself how to build guitars so I could always have something cool to play. I'm still playing my first guitar as my main guitar: a 1979 Alverez Yari. I've sold the others, including one's I've made or modified, since I've had trouble finding and keeping employment as a philosophy teacher. Now I'm writing as honestly as I can and trying to follow my brother's advice to be very direct and raw: just a couple mics and a performance. My plan is to complete my own travel trailer so I can have something to live out of while I travel and write songs. I'm on target to complete it sometime this summer. I hope to meet others who have given themselves completely to their art, even though it can be very tough going financially. It can be a bit lonely and there can be so little feedback for so much effort that goes into writing and recording each song. That's why I am very grateful for anyone who listens and comments on my music! I am currently returning the kindness by working on friends' guitars free of charge. I wish money did not have to be involved at all. There's too much hardship that goes with the aspiration to be an artist. I wish everyone success. Please reach out anytime.

He Builds a Wall
layered acoustic guitars, dumb drum beat, proggy bass, double-tracked vocal



Alternative Pop Rock
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Pinwheel
rolling internal rhymes to a two-step beat



Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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For Laura
One voice one guitar



Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Let Go
A fingerpicked intro with vocal expands into a Beatle-esque rave up.



60s folk-pop
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Flying Dream
Heavy on the Indian influence, lyrical content is a composite of my favorite flying dreams, "sitar" complements of Yamaha Motif, crazy fuzz solo, very active rhythm section. All self-done.



Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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Of the Stars
Punk guitars with megaphone vocals descending from spaceships with a political message from the future.



Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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The Moon
Indian raga-like acoustic guitar figure, melodic bass line, crooner vocal, retro keys (really, an 80's Casio), Hendrix quoted in outtro solo.



Acoustic guitar pop
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Your Ocean
A blues number with guitar, sax, an attempt to sing like Lou Reed, clean-toned blues licks.



Alternative Blues
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Trip
Slow-motion landslide of guitars, or slow-mo of rocket exhaust if you prefer up to down. Notched wah+delay solo over odd-meter when things get weird. That's when you might hear sleigh bells, and they're real.



Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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You're Not the Solution (Learning to Love Myself)
Croonerville with a nice breezy feel. Soft and easy, but with a serious-sided lyric.



R&B/Soul
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Other Mechanical Mother
sparse arrangement, acoustic guitar, distorted bass, and a tumbling beat. I thought ended up sounding a bit like Arcade Fire. Except - the solo outtro is like no one I can think of.



Acoustic guitar pop
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Flowers Bang Bang
Sludgy bass line, laconic vocals with more than a touch of irony, retro guitars, a stab at Kraut rock.



Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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Flower of the City
An attempt to write like Syd Barret, and to sound as if the track came from Madcap Laughs or Opal.



Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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The Big Freeze
Best example of what can happen when the stars align. Except all that was there to describe was desolate. Don't stop listening too soon - WAIT FOR IT!



acoustic indie pop
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The Fun (acoustic)
performance acoustic and voice



Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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Sailing Away
a march beat, sonorous Ebow lead, poetic lyric, spidery raga-like acoustic phrases: an artist surveys the world and returns to four, blue walls



Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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Lonely Star
Horn intro sets the theme. A lighthearted bluesy base-line set to a shuffle/march. Many orchestral, layered parts. A trip out to the cosmos on one chord finishes the ride, with a Miles Davis-like horn leading pied piper style.



Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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Leaving Jill Behind
A tiny song with nursery rhyme simplicity.



Ballad
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Have you seen the sun?
An attempt to build upon John Lennon's "sitting in an English garden waiting for the sun." Moody piece but ultimately hopeful. Dark fuzz solo over a proggy Pink Floyd bass line ala Animals.



Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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Take Me
My take on a fifties style progression



Ballad
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Nobody Knows How the Tune Goes
uptempo acoustic guitar, retro keys, tribal-like kick, spoken lyrics,



Acoustic Rock
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The Great Divide
Chugging acoustic, dark lyrical content, a Neil Young-like one-note (nearly) solo.



Alternative Acoustic Rock
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Angel
Big stereo guitars, ascending weirdo-spooky piano, thumping bass, astral outsider lyrics



Ballad
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The Fun
An attempt to produce the acoustic version "The Fun" more completely. Drums, strings, woodwinds, electric guitars, washy symbols...



Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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I want to thank you
Verby and dark acoustic guitar loop, simple and direct lyric, followed by a long outtro of sustain-y and moody piano.



Alt Nouveau
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No One
A kind of answer to Sir McCartney's Fool on the Hill, made obvious by re-purposing the melody mostly unchanged.



Acoustic guitar pop
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Psyche's Muse

2/9/2017 12:04:49 PM
Damn! Your "shit" is SOOO GOOD! Listening to "ALL" of your stuff... right now... Fantastic Dude!!! Most Excellent! -M-



William Brooks

9/15/2016 5:58:40 PM
Dude, you remind me of Michael Hedges and Neil Young! I appreciate your efforts!



Steve April

1/4/2016 12:05:46 PM
Congratulations on your Golden Kayak nomination, glad you made the show.

Kudos...




Bryon Tosoff

12/30/2015 10:52:20 PM
Congrats on your Golden Kayak nomination Joel, good luck from bryon



Steve April

2/7/2015 9:39:59 PM
Welcome to IAC!

Your musicality sparkles, your lyrics are bold and poetic. Soulful vocals also. Very impressive work right now, as I listen. Kudos...




 

       

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Joel is living with his parents in NH while he builds a travel trailer. He is playing out Friday's at Union Coffee in Milford, NH

Joel has completed 8 of a series of 10 paintings: All 30"x30" multimedia and assemblage on wood panel.

Joel is still broke.

Joel has a therapy appointment at 1:30 pm tomorrow.

Joel is very happy to have just uploaded 20 new songs to IAC

Joel is still building guitars.

Joel has finished a very difficult repair to his friend Kevin's Gibson Dove.
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