Joe Crookston performs at Mountain Spirit Coffeehouse, June 20

Photo by Dan Tappan

Ithaca, N.Y.-based singer-songwriter  Joe Crookston, winner of the International Folk Alliance’s Album of the Year award, performs a Mountain Spirit Coffeehouse concert. The show takes place at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Saturday, June 20.

Press release from event organizers:

One of New York’s finest performers and songwriters, Joe Crookston, will showcase a remarkable range of musical talent on the Mountain Spirit Coffeehouse stage in Asheville, North Carolina on Saturday, June 20 at 7:00 pm.  Crookston will play music from his recently released and much-anticipated fourth recording “Georgia I’m Here.”

Crookston’s recording, “Able Baker Charlie & Dog,” is filled with story songs from a Rockefeller songwriting grant and was awarded “Album of the Year” by the International Folk Alliance in Memphis, Tennessee. Crookston recently signed to Tamulevich Artist Management with fellow songwriters, John Gorka, Red Horse, and Peter Yarrow.

Crookston’s song “Blue Tattoo” is the inspiration for “Blue Tattoo,” a documentary film that relates how Crookston and Holocaust survivor Dina Jacobson of Elmira, NY came together to form a unique friendship with a common sense of purpose. The documentary recently premiered at the Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival.

“This is wonderful, engaging and gorgeous music, borne from an artist who fully deserves a boatload of acclamation,” Lee Zimmerman, Lee’s Listening Stack, No Depression.

An internationally touring artist, Crookston has a reputation as an energetic and engaging live performer, master songwriter, and was among the artists voted “Most Wanted to Return” to the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in Hillsdale, New York.

For information about the concert, please Call: 828-575-2737. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance by visiting:


About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall has lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. She is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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