|About||The last time this troubadour played our series he was dressed as a Renaissance Troubadour. Really! Yes, we had a Halloween Party with music during the house concert drought in 2006. I've been wanting to get him back since then. He's that good.
Joe Crookston is a master storyteller. His music swirls with themes of lightness, darkness, clocks ticking, weeping willows, cynicism, hope, and the cycles of life and rebirth. If you love a moving song and musical madness, Joe Crookston delivers it all, the melodies, the lyrics, the energy, and a deep passion for exceptionally well-written songs.
From the first strum of his 1948 Gibson, through stories of ruby red dresses, Tinian Island, Dylan Thomas, Taoist parables and drunken roosters you’ll be drawn in and deeply moved by his music. It happens every time.
His second 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 Memphis, TN.
He received a year-long songwriting grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to travel throughout New York State, collect stories, and write original songs.
His favorite quote about his music is:
“I hate folk music, but I absolutely LOVE Joe Crookston’s music!”
But, for Joe, it’s less about awards and quotes, and it’s more about this:
“I am learning to trust that my voice as a songwriter is a combination of my conscious and unconscious mind. More and more I find that when I tell my story from both of these realms, it has wider breadth, deeper impact, and resonates more clearly.
After years of creating, I do feel as though I’ve honed a way of writing and performing that has identifiable themes and expresses my quirky uniqueness.
There is a Georgia O’Keeffe quote that I love, and I’m paraphrasing: ”The parts of ourselves that we are most self-conscious of, are the parts of ourselves that are most uniquely true to who we are!”
I see my job as an artist to have the confidence to sing, play and perform from this deep/true place inside of myself despite what is hip and cool at the moment.”
Please help me welcome back this fantastic troubadour and storyteller with a full house. This show will be worth the 7-year wait. :-)
When: Thursday, 30 January 2014
Music starts at 7 PM
Optional potluck starts at 6 PM
Where: West of Boulder, off Magnolia Road
Cost: Suggested minimum contribution $20 - 25 per person, 100% of contributions go to the artist
Reservations - http://tinyurl.com/amhc14-joecrookston
For more information on Joe Crookston visit
See Joe Crookston on video:
February 9 - Tish Hinojosa