Performing on...
Saturday 4:45pm - 5:45pm @ the Main Stage
Sunday 10:30am - 12:00pm @ the Main Stage

Joe Crookston

Americana/Folk/Story Songs

Rhythmic, interesting, finger picking, never boring, & moving

Songwriter, Performer, Artist, Facilitator & Producer

From Ithaca, NY…

Songwriter, guitarist, painter, fiddler, slide player, eco-village member and believer in all things possible. Named 2016 Folk Alliance International Artist-in- Residence and signed to I Book Shows along with David Francey and Irish Mythen. His songs are being made into films.

He’ll surprise you and awaken the cynics. His songs are universal, his rhythm infectious and in concert, he is funny as hell one moment and transcendent the next.


Come to a show. Mystical, historical, and humorous roads. Lyrical cinematography. 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.


Joe is harnessing the many disparate parts of who he is & coalescing them into a powerful whole. Slide guitar, fiddle banjo, composter, songwriter, storyteller & sound engineer, NONE BECOMES ONE is the bringing together of all his trades into a focused, beautiful collection of songs, music & creative explorations. NINE BECOMES ONE [Chapter 9] [Start Brave] is a 5-song EP that was released February 19 2023. **[Chapter 8] [Child Heal] is a 5-song EP that will be released April 19, 2023. **Joe will release a total of NINE EPs (Chapters) throughout this year.

Whether he’s picking his 48 Gibson, weaving through lap slide songs or looping his fiddle, he will draw you in. It happens every time. Watch a YouTube video. It’s good, but it’s not the same. You gotta come to a show. With unwavering courage to be himself, he is literate, poignant and funny as hell.

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