Songwriter, guitarist, painter, fiddler, slide player, eco-village member and believer in all things possible. Named 2016 Folk Alliance International Artist-in- Resident, he’s played with Suzanne Vega, Dar Williams, David Francey, John McCutcheon, John Gorka, Judy Collins and 100’s more. His songs are cinematic and are being made into award-winning films. Watch this trailer for (Brooklyn in July). He’ll surprise you and awaken the cynics. He’s plumbing for lyrical gold like a social archeologist. His songs are universal, his rhythm infectious and in concert, he is funny as hell one moment and transcendent the next. He believes in stories. Mystical, and humorous roads, twisting through vivid cinematography. Like short 4:00 films. Visual, artful and human. Brooklyn in July, Oklahoma towns, rattlesnake tails, turbary thieves, Galway heather, meter maids and drunk roosters. At the end of the night, you’ll leave inspired. In Irish culture, “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. Whether he’s picking his 48 Gibson, weaving through lap slide songs or looping his fiddle, he will draw you in. He lives in Ithaca NY, and tours regularly in the US, Ireland, and Canada.
Note: in addition to performing on Saturday night at Irvington Theater, Joe will be leading a Saturday afternoon workshop at Studio8 in Irvington entitled “Creating, Journaling and Remembering Who We Are.” The workshop is free, but space is limited. First priority will be given to full-festival pass and Saturday night VIP ticket holders, but all are welcome if space is available. For more information click here.