Final Tremedal Concert Features Folk Singer/Songwriter Joe Crookston

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Folk singer/songwriter Joe Crookston will perform in Watertown on May 21.

Folk singer/songwriter Joe Crookston will perform in Watertown on May 21.

Folk singer/songwriter Joe Crookston will perform in Watertown on May 21.

The final Tremedal Concert for the season features multi-talented musician Joe Crookston.

Crookston will perform Saturday, May 21 at 8 p.m. at the First Parish Church in Watertown, 35 Church St. in Watertown. Proceeds from the concert helps Tremedal help students from our Sister Community in El Salvador, Nueva Esperanza, attend high school and college.

Tremedal wrote up the following information:

A songwriter, singer, guitarist, painter, fiddler, claw hammer banjo player, eco-village member and believer in all things possible. The magic and the musical world he creates will pull you in. You’ll end up in the moment, buzzing with the rest of the crowd.  He’ll sing to you.  You’ll sing with him.  He’s plumbing for lyrical gold, like some kind of social archeologist.  His story 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. You’ll ride mystical, historical, and humorous roads, and twist through vivid cinematography along the way. 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 used 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

From the first strum of his 1948 Gibson, through stories of ruby dresses, Tinian Island, Dylan Thomas, Taoist parables crows and bluebirds, you’ll be drawn in. It happens every time. Watch a YouTube video. It’s good, but it’s not the same. You gotta come to the show.  With unwavering courage to be himself, he is literate, poignant and funny as hell. ~ You’ll be glad you came.

Tickets are $20 in advance, or $25 at the door. Click here to order tickets.

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