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Focus On: Joe Crookston


Joe Crookston actually credits Folk Alley's Jim Blum with turning him towards folk music when he was a student at Kent State University. Now, he's on the road writing songs about people real and imagined. As a singer/songwriter, Crookston cares about the story and creates moments that connect with an audience on multiple and powerful levels. From Ohio, he traveled the country, meeting people and absorbing experiences that he shares in his music. Crookston is now based in Ithaca, New York, when he's not out on the road.

Joe Crookston's CD, "Able Baker Charlie & Dog" received the most airplay of any folk acoustic recording and was awarded: "Album of the Year" by the International Folk Alliance in Memphis, TN. He received a year-long songwriting grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to travel throughout New York State, collect stories, and write original songs. His favorite quote about his music is: "I hate folk music, but I absolutely LOVE Joe Crookston's music!"

This concert was recorded at BluSeed Studios in Saranac Lake, New York in February 2013, by contributing producer, Jeff Oehler from BeeHive Productions. 



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Able Baker Charlie & Dog
  (2012, CD Baby)

Darkling & The Bluebird Jubilee
  (2011, CD Baby)

Fall Down as the Rain
  (2004, Milagrito Records)


Thank you for these great songs.

Posted by bhakuni on February 04, 2014.

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