Joe Crookston

At every festival I hope to find the gift of one artist whose songwriting and performance stand out. Joe Crookston was that gift for me this year...Stunning performance, great songs, and not a word wasted! I LOVE That!
— David Francey- Songwriter Ontario


Joe Crookston … From Ithaca, NY…Artist, writer, guitar picker, painter, claw hammer banjo player, fiddler, eco-village member and believer in all things possible. You’ll be pulled in by the magic and musical world that he creates and you’ll end up in the moment, celebrating together with the rest of the audience. He’ll sing to you ~ You’ll sing with him…His music embraces the universal, connects us, is masterful and downright fun. 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. 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.

What’s your music like?

Joe Crookston brings foot-stomping rhythms, lush orchestral folk, fiddle, slide guitar, hilarious stories that will leave you feeling more awake and alive with a renewed sense of what's possible.

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