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Lansdowne Folk Club presents folk singer/songwriter/guitarist Joe Crookston on Thursday, November 16.Held at the Twentieth Century Club, 84 S. Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA, doors open at 7:00 PM and show begins at 7:30 PM.  Tickets are $17 when purchased in advance online or with an advanced phone reservation and $20 without an advance reservation.  Freshly prepared dinner and desserts will be available for an additional cost.  Please notify the Club in advance at (484) 466-6213 if you plan to purchase a dinner.

Joe Crookston – Photo by Kevin Korkrean

Joe Crookston is a songwriter, guitarist, painter, fiddler, slide player, eco-village member and believer in all things possible.  He was named 2016 Folk Alliance International Artist-in-Residence and his songs are being made into films.  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.  Come to a show. Mystical, historical, and humorous roads, twisting through vivid cinematography.  His songs are like short films; visual, artful and human with topics including 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 that is the place of resonance and transcendence where the music, the voices, the instruments, and the community ALL come together and unite.

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. You can watch a good YouTube video but it’s not the same.  You gotta come to a show. With unwavering courage to be himself, he is literate, poignant and very funny.  No doubt you’ll be glad you came. Check him out at his website http://joecrookston.com

Parking is available on the street and at the SEPTA train station approximately one block away.  Handicap parking spaces are behind the building.  For reservations, advance ticket sales or more information visit our online ticket page, email Lfolkclub@gmail.com or call (484) 466-6213.  Cash only accepted at the door.

The Lansdowne Folk Club has been honored to be listed among the 35 Best Folk Music Venues in the US!  We are overjoyed at the recognition and wider audience this may bring us.  Read more at https://gooddeedseats.com/35-best-folk-music-venues.  Founded in 1993, the Lansdowne Folk Club is a 501(c) (3) all volunteer non-profit corporation dedicated to presenting folk, acoustic and blues music. Friend the club on Facebook Lansdowne Folk Club.  The upcoming schedule also includes The Boxcar Lilies with special guest Emily Mure on December 7, April Verch on January 25, and Anne Hills on February 22.