TV Episodes

Songs of Freedom
Viewing Schedule

every other
at 10:30 pm

Time Warner  34
RCN  82
Verizon  33
Next episodes:

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

If the world changes for the better

it must start some time.


The People's Climate March

took place in NYC on September 21.

Were you there?




As Earth Day in New York City many years ago brought attention and direction to an environmental movement, the People's Climate March was an iconic event.  Between 300 and 400 thousand people of diverse and unified interests marched in the streets together. This can only be the beginning.

Whatever your interests are. Whatever you hold dear and wherever you live, please get involved. It's about the planet, it's about economics, it's about justice, it's about food, air and water. It's about young, old, rich, poor, you, me, and everyone else. It's about our future and our present. It's about power and peace. And it's about time.

Educate yourself and act now. And stay strong. We need you.

With spirit and in solidarity,


Here is the People's Climate March Facebook page.
Take a look for more pictures and conversation.

And here is a full 29 minute episode of Songs of Freedom recorded at the march.

And here is a 5 and one half minute trailer from that show.


Autumn Already?

Where did the Summer Go??

Hello, everyone. I hope you had a lot of fun during the summer. Lots of music. Lots of good times.
I had the pleasure of enjoying all of that and more and the company of a precocious six year old.

A photo shoot in the woods.

Posing with Lady Tweaknose.


Live from Yankee Stadium!

 The end of the summer season began on the 23rd of August with the New York City Friends of Clearwater.

We had our annual Water Festival at the Lower East Side Ecology Center with music and environmental education being featured.

I was responsible for organizing the music performances once again. It was our sixth annual event. The first one featured Pete Seeger. This time we remembered Pete with songs and spirit. Thanks to Edie Kantrowitz, Donna Stein and the rest of the NYC Friends crew for another successful day in the sun and on the water. Thanks also to all of the speakers, including Ken Gale, who organized that part of the afternoon. Thanks also to the Lower East Side Ecology Center and my music co-captain, Mercy Van Vlack.  [More pics at my Facebook photo album page.]

Here is a 90 second video of my performance contribution to the afternoon.
It is a vaudevillian view of fracking.  And, yes, singing can save people!


Now it's onward into autumn and the new season of school, business, weather and all that goes with it. It is also a new season for me personally. My birthday is September 3rd. One more journey around the sun.


2014 Labor Day Parade in NYC

Which side are you on?

I marched in the NYC Labor Day Parade on September 6 with my hard working brothers and sisters from every borough and beyond. I made a point of speaking with Michael Mulgrew, President of the United Federation of Teachers, my union. He has taken heat lately because he was seen with Al Sharpton making a statement about unfortunate actions by some policemen. I asked Mulgrew how he was holding up. I then told him that the New York Post and the Daily news salivate while they post stories about unions disagreeing with each other. The Koch brothers have parties and cater it and amplify it any way they can. I told my union leader not to let dissent divide us and make us weak. He told me he is holding up just fine and that he feels the presence and strength of our membership is with him and that what we read in the paper is a difference of opinion between leaders, not the brothers and sisters of the rank and file. Union members are not disagreeing about who our friends are and who would like to see us fall.

I put my hand on his shoulder and told him to "stay strong!"

Here are some photos from the parade.


Labor Day and its weekend, it is always the last celebration and the last dying breath of what we call summer. But it needs to be more than that. Here is a big shout out for everyone who works for a living and here is a sincere THANK YOU to everyone, passed and living,  who made sacrifices for a way of life so many of us take for granted today. Let us remember and preserve what we have won. These are dangerous days where corporations masquerade as people and are determined to make us all desperate wage slaves once again while ruining our precious planet. Let us remember what brought us to what we enjoy, educate those who do not know and resolve to move our spirit and economic opportunities forward.

Peace  Joy  Music  Faith  Work  Love,

~ joel ~


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

Here is a link to the streaming record of the event.

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.

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.


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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October 11

The Pete Seeger Celebration Sing-Along,  show #2

Recorded  April 12, 2014 at the Peoples' Voice Cafe in Manhattan

October 10 and 12


October 15


October 16
Don't Be So Polite!"
Why we need to close Indian Ponit NOW