This page last updated: November 01, 2020
(For selected past appearances, click HERE)
IN THE RECENT PAST , JOEL HAS APPEARED AT:
MIDWINTER SINGING FESTIVAL
-- East Lansing, MI
BUTTERMILK JAMBOREE -- Yankee Springs MI
HIAWATHA MUSIC FESTIVAL -- Marquette, MI
THE ARK -- Ann Arbor MI
WFMT FOLKSTAGE -- Chicago
FOX VALLEY FOLK FESTIVAL -- Geneva, IL
THE TEN POUND FIDDLE -- East Lansing, MI
PRINCETON FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY -- Princeton, NJ
CORNELL FOLK SONG SOCIETY -- Ithaca, NY
MIGHTY UKE DAY -- Lansing, MI
FOLK COLLEGE -- Huntingdon, PA
MIDWEST BANJO CAMP -- Olivet, MI
CHARLOTTE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL -- Charlotte, MI
OLD SONGS FESTIVAL -- Altamont, NY
SCHOODIC ARTS FESTIVAL -- Winter Harbor, ME
MICHIGAN BLUES FESTIVAL -- Lansing, MI
MAMA'S COFFEEHOUSE -- Bloomfield Hills, MI
LAMB'S RETREAT FOR SONGWRITERS -- Harbor Springs, MI
CALIFORNIA COAST MUSIC CAMP -- northern CA
BLISS FEST -- Harbor Springs, MI
SUMMER ACOUSTIC MUSIC WEEK of
BIG MUDDY FOLK FESTIVAL -- Boonville, MO
WOODS HOLE FOLK SOCIETY -- Woods Hole, MA
and other fine concert venues.
COVID-19 PANDEMIC INTERRUPTION OF THINGS AS USUAL
am crossing off my future gigs as they become cancelled due to the pandemic
& quarantine. (see below) Hopefully most of them will be rescheduled at some later date. I am
home & healthy, but socially distanced
at the request of the governor.
As the quarantine continues,
I invite you to visit me at You Tube for new music videos from me at home.
is a direct link to my YouTube Channel
if you are looking for a way to support us formerly gigging musicians, buying
the recordings helps.
(Streaming services, not so much -- it takes a million streams to match the sale
of one CD). Here's
a link to my recordings page.
songs & albums can be purchased and/or downloaded at Amazon or Apple iTunes.
BREAKING NEWS -- VIRTUAL CONCERTS LIVE:
SUNDAY NOV 8, 2020
Live Facebook Concert at 7pm eastern
for Common Fence Music, Rhode Island
As time approaches, check the website above for details. Yes,
be a tip jar! Show about an hour, live from my living room.
BELOW ARE THE CANCELLED GIGS OF 2020
SATURDAY LIVONIA MI
Trinity House Theatre 8 pm
38840 West Six Mile, Livonia, MI 48152 734-464-6302
Historic and intimate, originally an antebellum 19th century church. Lovely
place for a folk music show.
NW corner of SIx Mile & I-275 -- parking tips at website:
5 SUNDAY FARMINGTON HILLS MI
Farmington Community Library 3PM
Performance with Ray Kamalay
APRIL 23-26 WILKESBORO,
NCThis contest will carry over to MerleFest 2021, "if the crick
My song, "Shine" was submitted to the songwriting contest in the
bluegrass category, and it I was chosen as finalist. I would appear at the festival to sing that song before judges, and do a short
set as well. BUT Merlefest is cancelled for 2020,
18 SATURDAY MILWAUKEE WITO BE RESCHEDULED IN 2021?
Wisconsin Singer Songwriter Series Concert 7:30
Back to M'waukee! concert will be held at Unitarian Church - North
13800 North Port Washington Road Mequon, WI.
Discount tickets in advance: See the WSSS website for details.
9 SATURDAY CLEVELAND, OH|TO BE RESCHEDULED IN 2021?
FOLKNET Concert 7pm
Been a long time since I last played Cleveland and for Folknet. Glad to be back
at this fabled folk venue. This concert will be held at Church of the Good
Shepherd 23599 Cedar Road, Lyndhurst, OH 44122 Tickets available in
advance at folknet website.
NOVEMBER 6 FRIDAY EAST LANSING, MI
TEN POUND FIDDLE Concert 7:30
45 years and still going strong! I was there for the first season, too.
To be rescheduled for Fall of 2021?
NOVEMBER 21 SATURDAY CHICAGO ILTO be rescheduled in 2021 hopefully -- check back
MAPLE STREET CONCERTS 2 sets, 7:30
Location is the Maple Street Chapel, 200 South Main Street, Lombard, IL
APRIL 29 - MAY
2 WILKESBORO NC
Now re-rescheduled for September 2021
Chris Austin Songwriting Contest. In 2020, my song "Shine"
was chosen as a finalist in the bluegrass category, and I was to perform it at
MerleFest 2020. But the festival in 2020 was cancelled due to the COVID-19
pandemic. So the contest is held over until 2021. Details to be