Saturday, October 19, 2013
Park Ridge, NJ
Joe Crookston & The BlueBird Jubilee with Peter Glanville, Special guests The Levins
25 Fremont Ave, Park Ridge, NJ 07656 usa
The Acoustic Café Music Series welcomes Joe Crookston & The BlueBird Jubilee with Peter Glanville on Saturday, October 19th for an inspiring night of music magic! Very Special guests The Levins will open the show.
From Ithaca, NY, Joe Crookston & The BlueBird Jubilee pick and twist their way through energetic and sonically lush sets of Joe Crookston originals. Crookston was awarded “Album of the Year” by the International Folk Alliance and received a songwriting grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to travel New York State, interview locals and write original songs based on his travels. He was recently signed to Tamulevich Artist Management with fellow songwriters John Gorka, Red Horse and Peter Yarrow.
Together as the BlueBird Jubilee, Joe and Peter have played to full houses at Festivals and Performing Arts Centers across the US. It's a high energy show full of story songs, fingerpicking stomping rhythms and a deep well of musical tradition and creativity.Tuning up their Martins and vintage Gibsons, these guys can play! They’ll weave and travel mystical, historical, and humorous roads, and twist through personal stories along the way. Ex-slaves, Oklahoma towns, rattlesnake tails, drunk Roosters, Dylan Thomas, and possibly a good Supertramp cover to boot.
At the end of the night, you’ll leave inspired, with a renewed sense of what’s possible. In Irish culture, there is phrase called the “The Long Note.” “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…There IS a “Long Note” and Joe Crookston is reaching for it! www.joecrookston.com
“Joe Crookston is decidedly one of today’s standout troubadours.” - Roots Music Examiner -
Special guests The Levins combine harmony-driven, uplifting acoustic folk rock with wistful overtones of the 1930s and the intention of putting a smile on your face. Original tunes, guitar, piano and voices provide a full sound with unexpected harmonies and unique arrangements. ....sounds like The Mamas and The Papas having coffee with Cole Porter. Their latest CD, My Friend Hafiz, was inspired by the poetry of mystic poet Hafiz. www.thelevinsmusic.com
"They thread their musical tales through beautifully fused, engaging harmonies.” ~ Folkwords.com ~
Tickets: $20 advance online & $22 at the door www.cafeacoustic.org 201-573-0718
Proceeds benefit the OLM St Vincent’s Haiti Scholarship fund.