Joe Crookston
Isis Restaurant and Music Hall
January 17, 2019


Isis Restaurant and Music Hall
743 Haywood Road, West Asheville, NC, 28806, US


Thursday, January 17, 2019
7:00 PM

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Joe Crookston Biography

Artist, writer, singer, guitar picker, painter, claw hammer banjo player, eco-village member and believer in all things possible. You'll be pulled in by the magic and musical world he creates and you'll end up in the moment, humming & buzzing with the rest of the crowd. He'll sing to you. You'll sing with him...He's plumbing for lyrical gold, like some kind of social archeologist. His story songs are universal, masterful and his concerts are a grand celebration of all of us.

Come to a show. You'll travel with him along mystical, historical, and humorous roads, and twist through personal stories along the way. Amber eyes, Oklahoma towns, rattlesnake tails, Grandmother Moons and silver crowns. At the end of the night, you'll likely leave inspired, taking home a renewed sense of what's possible. In Irish culture, there is phrase called the "The Long Note" ~ "The Long Note" is that place of resonance and transcendence where the music, the voices, the instruments, and the community ALL come together and unite...There IS a "Long Note" and Joe is courting it and always reaching for it.

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. Watch a YouTube video. It's good, but it's not the same. You gotta come to the show. Joe was recently signed to Tamulevich Artist Management along with fellow songwriters John Gorka, Red Horse and Peter Yarrow.

Through his spirit and playfulness and his unwavering courage to be himself, you will be moved in ways you didn't expect. He is literate, poignant and funny as hell.

You'll be glad you came.

He now lives in Ithaca, NY, and tours regularly in the US, Ireland and Canada.