TV Episodes

Songs of Freedom
Viewing Schedule

every other
at 10:30 pm

Time Warner  34
RCN  82
Verizon  33
Next episodes:
August 2
August 16
August 30

webcast at mnn.org
Channel 34

Friday, 7:30pm
Channel 79
Time Warner
83, RCN
35, Verizon

Sunday, 4:30pm
 Channel 56
Time Warner
84, RCN   36, Verizon

Wednesday, 11:00pm
Channels 35/68
watch it online

7:30 pm
Channel 70

webcast at bronxnet.org
Channel 70/36

More Songs
of Freedom


No Fracking in
New York State!

Governor 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 everyone.

(518) 474-8390   
New York City:
(212) 681-4580   
Toll Free:
(866) 584-6799

Also contact him online (click here)




The Continuing
Life Story of

Faith Maya
Nagumo Landy

~ 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 movie.

Faith videos,
first 12 months

More Faith Videos

Even More Faith
(on You Tube)

Hey Rocky,
watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!

Joel Landy's  

the website for the  Songs of Freedom  television show, and a connection
 for activists and artists sharing their vision and the dignity of human struggle


Howdy, folks!  School is over and it is time for some summer fun.
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

Wasn't 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 12th,
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 event.

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.


Friday 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       www.nycfriendsofclearwater.org
I believe Pete would approve.


Coming Up on Saturday, August 23

The 2014 New York City Friends of Clearwater Water Festival

Stay tuned!   Details to follow.


Where I've Been

Recent Performances

" He's a real live wire ! "   ~  Pete Seeger




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 session.
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
at the
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, February 28th.

For more information about what you can do to stop this lethal threat to our lives and environment, click on this link to the CARP website.

Here's video and pictures from that evening:

Don't Frack with Me  /  Joel Landy
Anyone Can Do It  /  Joel Landy
Photos from Edie Kantrowitz

Friday, March 14


Friday, May 2
at New Utrecht High School

New Utrecht's
Got Talent!


New Utrecht
High School's
International Show

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 sing Woody's
"This Land Is Your Land."

Sunday, March 23
The United Nations Association
of Queens presented an

Earth Day Celebration
at the
Queens Museum of Art

Joel Landy and Redwood Deli owner Dan Unter

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 ones! 
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,
and more


People's Music Network for Songs of Struggle and Freedom


New York City Friends of Clearwater
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater

Tribute to
George Stoney

Kevin Annett




pages and pages of them at youtube.com

Kiss Your Ass Goodbye

Close Indian Point NOW!

The Eve of Depression
With apologies and thanks to
Barry McGuire and P.F. Sloan

click on pic   click twice for You Tube
MP3 version

The International Express
more than a subway train,
it's the world in motion



Songs of Freedom
YIPPIE Museum Café
(2007 and 2008)


Without Borders

writing for godot

Brasscheck TV
a website where you can go to
educate yourself

More Links

go to the top of this page


"He's a real
      live wire!"

― Pete Seeger


Flashback link to


A year in review.

 Quick Vids 

"I Am Selling Off My Body When I Die!"   
featuring Joel, and
The Great Dancer, Faith!

There But for Fortune.
performed at the 2013 New England Folk Festival

"By Any Means"  
Mitch McConnell sings his way into your heart,
but he and his obstructionist friends are
"Running Out of Time"

  On the Radio 

 Legal Illegal  (MP3 file)
WBAI live broadcast on
Bob Fass's
Radio Unnambeable

An interview with
WBAI's Ken Gale
(from 2008)


"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 the encores!"

~ 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 for his theme song and all of his voluntary efforts."

~ Vicki Fenton ~
President and Founder,
The Eve Fenton Love-All Foundation


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The Pete Seeger Celebration Sing-Along,  show #2
Recorded  April 12, 2014 at the Peoples' Voice Cafe in Manhattan

The First Annual Kew Gardens Music Festival

Remembering Phil Ochs at the 2013
New England
Folk Festival
Show #1

Leon Rosselson's final performance in the United States,
August 5, 2011
Show 1