We are Creative Souls Desiring to Shine
“Joe Crookston is decidedly one of today’s standout troubadours” ~  Roots Music Examiner 
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Rockefeller Songwriting Grant Recipient
International Folk Alliance “Album of the Year
Signed to Tamulevich Artists Management- Ann Arbor, MI
“This is not reviewers hype…this guy is flat out good”   – Rodger Nichols of The Dalles Oregon Chronicle 
 

SEVEN SECONDS – Sublime. A new Song. Want hear it?  Go to the LISTEN page and ENJOY.  

The Documentary Blue Tattoo was premiered at the Buffalo Film Festival and I am LOVING my shows and stretching myself and reaching for the sublime through slide guitar and violin and layering colors on canvass.    

2015…This Summer…I’m really looking forward to The Kerrville Folk Fest (TX) River Roots (IN) Celtic and Roots fest in Canada, another sublime tour of Ireland and so many other nights of music and magic.  I bought a new fiddle.   My obsession with playing the 4 strings continues to grow.  For me, I would rather share my imperfect fiddle playing with you than to stop reaching forward or needing to be perfect. I am a work in progress.  It gets me up in the morning and fiddling brings me JOY!  Come to a show, I’ll play it for you.  YES?   looper, slide, art color, duct tape and soul. 

Despite all the bad news and chaos in this crazy world, I’m more dedicated than ever to creating beauty and songs that connect, question and serve as companions along the road.  Join me for a show?  if you don’t like it, I’ll give your money back. It’s never happened.   

Thank you for being part of my musical journey. 

I’ll be the one to remind you of GO when the spirit is LOW.  

I have signed with Tamulevich Artist Management. David Tamulevich is one of the most respected, generous, and productive agents in the industry and I am truly honored to be on his roster, along with John Gorka, Red Horse, Peter Yarrow and others… He is a wonderful person and great to work with. For bookings and inquiries, please visit the  CONTACT PAGE  You’ll enjoy getting to know him.

 NPR FEATURE INTERVIEW ON WEKU 

Other news … My LIVE-DEMOS-OUTTAKES CD is AVAILABLE   Some of the tracks were recorded live at the State Theatre in Ithaca.Where you there? There are old demos and unreleased songs on it as well.

Go to the store page and order it.  only 12 bucks.  And…I’m excited that  my SONGBOOK with chords, lyrics, paintings, and stories IS AVAILABLE!!  I’ve been wanting to publish a songbook for a long time. Artwork, stories, chords, photos 16 songs…get your copy NOW!  

WOULD YOU LIKE TO TRAVEL with me in IRELAND SUMMER (2016) My 2015 Ireland Tour is Sold Out.  If you are interested in  (2016 -ALMOST SOLD OUT) a trip of a lifetime, please send me an email. Magic. Promise. 10 days.  JULY  13-22 2016  Counties CORK – KERRY- CLARE- GALWAY 

“JOE CROOKSTON & THE BLUEBIRD JUBILEE”     Last Summer was great..WOW!!  In North Carolina teaching at Swannanoa Gathering- Ireland tour- Appel Farm Arts and Music Festival- Philly Folk Fest and the Fayetteville Roots Festival.  ABSOLUTELY grateful to be able to give my gift.   Thank you.  Things keep growing and I love doing what I do!   LOTS of shows lined up and I will keep adding more. Look at my calendar, make reservations, kidnap a friend and bring them with you. It really helps when you spread the word. Thanks for your support. See you down the road!

Love,   Joe Crookston

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