This tour will visit Counties Cork, Kerry and Clare.

Tour price:

$2,500 per person sharing.

$3,000 single occupancy (limited availability).

Tour Leader

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 Tamulevich Artist Management along with John Gorka and Peter Yarrow. His songs are being made into films. Watch this trailer for Brooklyn in July
He’ll surprise you and awaken the cynics. He’s plumbing for lyrical gold like a social archeologist. His songs are universal, his rhythm infectious and in concert, he is funny as hell one moment and transcendent the next.

HE BELIEVES IN STORIES

Come to a show. Mystical, historical, and humorous roads, twisting through vivid 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. “The Long Note” is a phrase in Irish culture.”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 & JOE IS REACHING FOR IT
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.
Best quote~ “I hate folk music, but I absolutely LOVE Joe Crookston’s music.!”
photo by Kevin Corkrean

Joe: “I’m learning to trust my voice as a songwriter. Be who I am. trust the stories and follow no trends. More and more I find that when I tell my true story, it has wider breadth, deeper impact, and resonates more clearly.
I do feel as though I’ve honed a way of writing and performing that has identifiable themes and expresses my quirky uniqueness.
There’s a Georgia O’Keeffe quote that I love, and I’m paraphrasing: “The parts of ourselves that we are most self-conscious of, are the parts of ourselves that are most uniquely true to who we are.”
I see my job as an artist to have the confidence to sing, play and perform from this deep/true place inside of myself despite what is hip and cool at the moment.”

Joe Crookston is a master storyteller & he is seeking the creative edge. His music swirls with themes of lightness, darkness, clocks ticking, fiddle looping, weeping willows, slide guitar bending, cynicism, hope, and the cycles of life and rebirth. If you love a moving song and musical madness, Joe Crookston delivers it all, the melodies, the lyrics, the energy, and a deep passion for exceptionally well-written songs.
Haven’t seen him perform? Watch a You Tube video..it’s not the same. you got to be there.
COVER SONGS: His music has been recorded and performed by Irish harpers, a cappella gospel choirs, solo artists, and bluegrass bands.
SOLO: Joe performs regularly as a solo artist. His blend of guitar mastery, story songs, humor, unstoppable energy and rhythm bring the house to their feet at almost every show.
DUO: (For select dates) Joe is available as a DUO.
TRIO: (For select venues and festivals) Joe is available with his trio “The BlueBird Jubilee” Six-string guitar, tenor guitar, vocals, cello…deep fun.
WORKSHOPS/RETREATS: Joe enjoys teaching and facilitating. For select dates he is available for songwriting workshops in conjunction with a public concert. He is an experienced facilitator, and has been invited to teach at many retreats including SummerSongs, The Swannanoa Gathering in North Carolina, and the Yearly Quaker Gathering in Rhode Island.
VISUAL ART: For select concerts, Joe displays his acrylic and oil paintings combining his visual art with his music. As a painter and songwriter, Joe brings his love of imagery to life on stage, in his songs and to the canvas.

Other Southern Tour Dates

Johnsmith

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Apr 25 - May 04 2019

Johnsmith

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Johnsmith / Keith Greeninger

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

May 07 - May 16 2019

Johnsmith / Keith Greeninger

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Tommy and Saundra O’Sullivan

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

May 15 - May 24 2019

Tommy and Saundra O’Sullivan

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Harmonious Wail

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

May 23 - Jun 01 2019

Harmonious Wail

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Dana Cooper

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Jun 12 - Jun 21 2019

Dana Cooper

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Joe Crookston

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Jun 15 - Jun 24 2019

Joe Crookston

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Tom Kimmel

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Jun 24 - Jul 03 2019

Tom Kimmel

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Chuck Brodsky

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Jun 26 - Jul 06 2019

Chuck Brodsky

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Joe Jencks

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Jul 18 - Jul 27 2019

Joe Jencks

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Ellis Paul

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Aug 11 - Aug 20 2019

Ellis Paul

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Barb Bowers

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Aug 23 - Sep 01 2019

Barb Bowers

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

James Keelaghan

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Sep 01 - Sep 10 2019

James Keelaghan

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Johnsmith

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Sep 13 - Sep 22 2019

Johnsmith

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Cathy Jordan

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Oct 08 - Oct 17 2019

Cathy Jordan

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

David Francey

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Oct 18 - Oct 27 2019

David Francey

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Sloan Wainwright

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.

Oct 28 - Nov 06 2019

Sloan Wainwright

SOUTHERN TOUR

Itineraries selected from Counties Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Clare.