Joel Pakan I am a musician, composer, and performer. Since 2001 I have traveled over 650,000 miles of North American highways with my wife and musical partner Aimee under the name Tangled Blue. We have also performed in Germany as part of the Luther500 Festival. I currently split my time between the two river towns of Minneapolis and New Orleans.


I strive to make my liturgical compositions and hymnody both interesting and singable. Tangled Blue completed our first liturgy for Mercy Seat Lutheran Church in 2014. We are currently composing our second liturgy in New Orleans as part of the NOLA Liturgy Project. You can find out more at


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Contact Information

Phone: 612-978-9138


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