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Volume 41
Spring-Summer
2015
Voices

Joe Crookston: Singing and Painting for the Beauty

artistspotlight Joe Crookston defines himself as “an artist, writer, singer, guitar picker, painter, claw hammer banjo player, fiddler, eco-village member, and believer in all things possible.” Based in Ithaca, NY, he performs nationally and internationally. His CD, Able Baker Charlie & Dog received the most airplay of any folk acoustic recording and was awarded “Album of the Year” by the International Folk Alliance in 2009.

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Joe Crookston describes his approach: “Mostly, what it comes down to is this: I deeply care about magic and human potential and creating music and art that inspires and questions and gets you singing along. Maybe you feel something you haven’t felt in a while. I am reaching for the “long note”… that place of transcendence where the audience and performer resonate and unify. Human stories and fun creative energy.”

“I stand on stage with my guitar, and fiddle and sing songs about window washers, bluebirds, ex-slaves, and the cycles of life. I like listening to people’s stories and crafting universal songs. In this world filled with bad news and cynicism, I sing and paint for the beauty that’s still left on this earth. Come to a show. Join me? Sing. Dream.”


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For more information, visit Joe’s website, www.joecrookston.com

You’ll find Joe’s CDs, DVD, and Songbook (Vol. 1) in our Gallery at 129 Jay Street, Schenectady, NY, and online.





 
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