Joel Plaskett is a Canadian indie rock musician from Halifax, Nova Scotia. His debut full-length solo album, In Need of Medical Attention was released in 1999. Plaskett picked up a back-up band, The Emergency, for the album, Down at the Khyber, in 2001.
Plaskett has received several Juno Awards. He also became the first artist ever to reach one million plays on CBC Radio 3's online music streaming site in 2011.