Songs of Freedom
at 10:30 pm
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watch it online
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No Fracking in
New York State!
Cuomo is still considering his plans and actions
for hydraulic fracturing in NY State.
Please contact his office and tell him any fracking is poisonous to
Also contact him online (click here)
Life Story of
~ The Early Years ~
Click on the picture of the cute baby for a little
bit of Faith.
Click on the family photo to see a
first 12 months
Even More Faith
(on You Tube)
watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!
the website for the
television show, and a
for activists and artists sharing their vision and the dignity of human
HELLO SUMMER !
Howdy, folks! School is over and it is time for some summer
After what seemed an endless winter the breezy time is here. I hope you
have been enjoying it.
Lots of music to be with and have fun with. First among them in the
summer of 2014 was
What was Seeger Fest?
Seeger Fest was a five-day festival celebrating the life and
work of Pete and Toshi Seeger. Events took place throughout New York
City and the Hudson Valley. They were produced and hosted by Kitama
Cahill-Jackson, Pete's grandson.
Here is a link to a photograph of the finale of the largest event, the
one outside at Lincoln Center in Manhattan on Sunday, July 20.
And here is a link to the streaming record of the event.
(Enjoy it! It will be taken down soon.)
Tributes to the lives
and memories of Pete and Toshi Seeger have been going on since February
of this year and I have been honored to be part of a few of them.
Beautiful moments, heartfelt music and a profound sense of community are
my lasting memories.
For the Love of Pete
that a Time!
May 22nd at the Ethical Culture Society in New York City
(click on flyer to the left for full size poster)
What an amazing
lineup of love and music!
Thanks to the Ethical Culture Society and the New York City Friends
of Clearwater for making this event happen.
Special thanks to New York City Friends president, Donna Stein for
her relentless love and clarity of intention.
Saturday night, April
at the Peoples' Voice Cafe in New York City there was a tribute to
the life and music of Pete Seeger at the Community Church of New York.
Artists contributed their time and talent leading songs and singing with
an overflowing audience that was more like a community that came to
share their voices, time and memories together. I had the honor of
leading one of the songs and sharing the stage with friends and my five
year old daughter. I think Pete would approve. I also recorded the
evening and have video and audio files to share of this remarkable
Here is a link to a page
of photos, audio links and video links.
here is a page telling a photo story of the entire evening.
Enjoy it all, and keep
on singing! ~ joel
Here's a peek
at the music
and the evening at
the Judson Church.
night, February 21st
at the Judson Memorial Church in
Greenwich Village, New York City
It was an warm, well attended and intimate
celebration of Pete and Toshi Seeger's lives. The worlds
they moved, the movements they shaped, the hearts they
touched and the songs they helped us sing...
all of that and more was shared by those who came.
There was music and stories, Pete pictures
and videos, and lots of food, but mostly there were spirits
gathering to share their humanity and the difference one
person can make in one lifetime.
I had the honor of hosting the music and
story circle in this free to the public event, including as
many people as possible to voice their tribute to Pete
Seeger. There were many who volunteered to make this evening
possible, including the staff and ministers at the Judson
Church, and Donna Stein, Edie Kantrowitz and other
volunteers from the NYC Friends of Clearwater. If you want
to join the NYCFOC in continuing the work of protecting and
maintaining the Hudson River, connect with them at
I believe Pete would approve.
Saturday, August 23
The 2014 New York City
Friends of Clearwater Water Festival
Details to follow.
Sunday, April 27th, I hosted an hour of Funny
Songs at the New England Folk Festival in Mansfield, MA. It
was a really good session. To the left is a picture of my merry
crew, Steve Suffet, Paul Kaplan and myself. My shirt says "Shtick
Happens." And so it does. Sol Weber also joined us for the
Maybe you will join us there next year.
I hope you do.
Here is a taste of what happened on April 6
I Wish Woody Guthrie Was Here
The Second Annual
Woody Guthrie Brooklyn Hoot
April 6, 2014
Jalopy Theatre & School of Music
My good friend and singing
partner Steve Suffet
produced both the recent Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie events.
Thank you, Steve, for inviting me to be part of these two
memorable evenings of song, tribute and community.
Singing together and creating
community is the magic of music Woody and Pete represented. It
is a gift we got to share during these performances.
Coalition Against the
Rockaway Pipeline (CARP)
Sometimes fighting the good fight means supporting projects that
pay legal bills. That's what this benefit concert was all about.
Artists and activists shared a
night raising money, educating and making music on Friday night,
more information about what you can do to stop this lethal
threat to our lives and environment, click on this link to the
Here's video and pictures from
Don't Frack with Me / Joel Landy
Do It / Joel Landy
Photos from Edie Kantrowitz
Friday, March 14
Friday, May 2
at New Utrecht High School
|I have been
performing in my high school's talent showcases for years.
This time I
led off the show with a tribute to Pete Seeger.
New Utrecht's community has always been heavily
influenced by the immigrant experience. What a perfect time to
Is Your Land."
Sunday, March 23
The United Nations Association
of Queens presented an
Earth Day Celebration
Museum of Art
Joel Landy and Redwood Deli owner Dan
A delightful time
was had by all in Kew Gardens on Sunday afternoon, February 16
and again on Sunday, March 9 at Redwood Deli. The deli's owner,
Dan Unter is a proud papa who owns a store space perfect for
hosting likeminded parents who would like someplace to go with
their little ones on a Sunday afternoon. Dan coordinated this
initial event inviting parents and their children from the
Forest Hills Mommies and Daddies Yahoo Group.
I provided music for children of all ages and we all had fun.
We will be doing this again. Stay tuned, and bring your little
Thanks, Dan for providing the space.
Redwood Deli is
located at 118-18 Queens Blvd, Forest Hills.
Woody Guthrie Dedication Page
Music and video from
The Annual Woody Guthrie Birthday Bash in New York City,
Songs of Freedom Television episodes,
YIPPIE Museum Café
(2007 and 2008)
writing for godot
a website where you can go to
L I N K S
go to the top of this page
"He's a real
― Pete Seeger
Flashback link to
A year in review.
"I Am Selling Off
My Body When I Die!"
featuring Joel, and
The Great Dancer, Faith!
There But for
performed at the 2013 New England Folk Festival
Mitch McConnell sings his way into your
but he and his obstructionist friends are
Out of Time"
Illegal (MP3 file)
WBAI live broadcast on
An interview with
WBAI's Ken Gale
"Joel's engaging performance style has been nurtured through real
experience in the TV studio and on the demonstration stage.
He draws you in with the opening song and you're with him right through
~ Ray Korona ~
"Joel is a dynamic performer who is able to connect with kids with
special needs and adults alike. We consider Joel a Dream Team sponsor
his theme song
and all of his voluntary efforts."
The Eve Fenton Love-All
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The Pete Seeger Celebration
Sing-Along, show #2
Recorded April 12, 2014 at the Peoples' Voice
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The First Annual Kew Gardens Music Festival
Remembering Phil Ochs at the
Leon Rosselson's final performance in the United States,
August 5, 2011