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On Saturday, March 19th, 2016
I had the pleasure of singing
at the Society of Ethical Culture
in NYC in order to raise
money with Democracy Spring to hire busses that
took nonviolent demonstrators to
Washington DC in April of that year.
The intention of the protest
was to end the corruption of big money in our politics and ensure free and fair elections in which every American has an equal voice. We raised $200 at the event. You can find out more about Democracy Spring and how you can still get involved at the link below.
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A HAPPY AND HEALTHY 2016
TO YOU FROM THE LANDY FAMILY
Faith danced the night away on New Years Eve.
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The 2016 New York City
Friends of Clearwater Water Festival
took place on Sunday, September 11th at the Lower East Side Environmental Center on the East River in Manhattan. It was a beautiful day to be near the water. The panels of speakers organized and moderated by WBAI's Ken Gale were enlightening and educational and the music organized by Jeremy Aaron and
Joel Landy were entertaining and inspiring. Thanks to Donna Stein and the leadership of the New York City Friends of Clearwater for their continuing efforts to protect and preserve our precious waterways. And thanks to the musicians, speakers, and volunteers for making this year's festival a success.
Here are some photos from the the day and a video from the event.
Stay tuned. More videos will be posted shortly.
appeared at the Aubergine Cafe in Woodside, NY on Wednesday night,
August 17th. Songs of Freedom Television was there to record the evening of topical music featuring one of topical music's brightest stars. The night was hosted at Aubergine Cafe by Steve Suffet and the Sunnyside Singers Club.
If you missed the event you can watch videos of the concert by clicking on the links below.
Full Songs of Freedom episodes of the evening will be streaming online and cablecast via NYC's public access tv soon. Watch this space for viewing times and channels.
For more about David Rovics, go to www.davidrovics.com
For more about the Sunnyside Singers Club and weekly singing events, go to
|In addition to recording David Rovics' stellar performance I was invited to play two songs.
One was about Hillary Clinton and the other was about Donald Trump.
Imagine Paul McCartney replacing the word "Yesterday" and singing "Hillary" instead.
I did and this song was the result.
As for the American Fascist Wannabe President,
I wrote a screed singalong,
"You're A Joke, But Nobody Is Laughing"
HOLD THAT HOOT, AGAIN!
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THURSDAY NIGHT HOOTS! update Monday, August 15, 2016
The Odradeks space has not yet reopened. Stay tuned!
Odradeks Coffee House in Kew Gardens, the site of our awesome hoots since December of last year, is NOT closing for good as previously reported. A resident who valued the space and the purpose it serves purchased it and will keep it alive!
Odradeks has been a special place serving the Kew Gardens community and providing those who come with many things, including great music. Thank you to Jake and the staff at Odradeks for everything they gave us and welcome and many thanks to Garik Aminov, the new owner of the space.
"It's a great place and we want to keep it open." said Mr. Aminov.
Stay tuned to this space for more news about Odradeks and Songs of Freedom.
See below for video links to the great music we have enjoyed during the past year.
Solidarity and song,
The GOOD news is that on Thursday nights you still have a place to go to have a hoot. The Red Pipe Cafe on Austin Street in Forest Hills (between Continental and Ascam) hosts a jam session/singaround on Thursday nights from 8 to 10pm. Bring an instrument and songs to share, or come along to sing and enjoy. It is fun and it is free - although it is important that you purchase something to eat or drink.
I hope to see you soon at the Red Pipe Cafe!
Here is a short video of what to expect.
Details about Red Pipe Cafe can be seen in the link.
The Odradeks HOOT!
Great music and great times. Here are some videos for you to enjoy. Stay tuned for pending developments.
The May hootenanny at Odradeks Coffee House was a terrific evening.
Thank you to all the fine performers who came to make music and have a fun time.
Jake Block, Alan Alter, David Butler, Eli, Joel Landy, Jerry Korobow, Lou Michaels,
Marie Moskowitz, Gina Moffet, and Steve Suffet.
And thanks to Jake Block and the staff at Odradeks for inviting us in. We hope you enjoyed too!
| Here are links to 3 complete Songs of Freedom Television episodes edited from the evening:
Show 1: featuring Jerry Korobow and Joel Landy
Show 2: featuring Jake Block, Lou Michaels, Marie Moskowitz, Eli, and Steve Suffet
Show 3: featuring Marie Moskowitz, Alan Alter, David Butler, Gina Moffet,
and the ensemble finale, "This Land Is Your Land"
Ultra cool things that happened this night included players showing up and while tuning their instruments in different parts of the room they started playing together. The whole building was filled with a jam before the evening started. So, I changed the format of the show. No formal introductions. Introduce yourself and play, accompanied by whomever you choose. The other ultra cool thing that happened was I started talking to a coffeehouse customer when I arrived.
I asked him if he played an instrument. He said he played fiddle. I asked him if he lived nearby. He said yes. I told him to get his fiddle. He did and he played. He was excellent and then he sang too. Thank you, David Butler. The entire evening was magical like that.
(See below for pics and vids from previous Thursday Night HOOTS!)
Shows This Year
People's Voice Cafe
It was lots of fun playing and being with friends, despite my vocal challenges that evening, and it is always great playing along side my riding buddy and good friend, Steve.
Saturday, April 16 Ray Korona Song Night
at the Peoples' Voice Cafe
Ray Korona was a writer, producer, promoter, musician, an articulate advocate for artists and those fighting for justice and dignity, and a good friend. Many of us still cannot believe he is gone. On Saturday night April 16 at the Peoples' Voice Cafe in NYC friends and artists gathered to sing his songs and remember Ray. It was a heartfelt evening with inspired performances.
Here is the finale to the show. Enjoy!
"Funny Song Swap" at the New England Folk Festival
Mansfield High School in Mansfield, MA
And what a funny song swap it was!
Thank you to Steve Suffet, Ben Grosscup and Jackson Gilman for joining me for the great session.
Sunday, April 3
was a terrific time at The fourth annual
Woody Guthrie Brooklyn Hoot
at the Jalopy Theatre & School of Music in Brooklyn, NY
It was a great evening with a wonderful audience and memorable performances. Thanks to the folks at the Jalopy for making it so special.
I want to personally thank my fellow musicians:
Steve Suffet, Vincent Cross, Beth Kotkin, and Mike Glick for a special and fun time.
Here are 3 videos from that show recently seen on Songs of Freedom TV.
show1 show 2 show 3
Thursday Night HOOTS!
We Gave a HOOT! and people came to
Odradeks Coffee House in Kew Gardens, Queens on
on Thursday evening, March 17
Thank you to everyone who made it another memorable evening.
Lawrence Block, Lou Michaels, Marie Moskowitz, Joel Landy, and others
continued the Third Thursday Hoot series with spirited performances.
Thursday Night Hoots!
The Phil Ochs 75th birthday concert I produced at Odradeks Coffee House in
Kew Gardens, Queens (see below) in December of 2015 was so successful I was invited to produce a monthly music event there.
Unfortunately, Odradeks closed a the end of July in 2016. My goal is still to create a music scene in Queens similar to the one I did on Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village nine years ago, where souls conspired and played together. So, stay tuned folksingers, bards, and free spirits. We still have a world of music to make.
For more about the Phil Ochs 75th birthday celebration at Odradeks Coffee House, including videos of the evening's performances, click here.
I have discovered that the only way I can remain in a room where Sarah Palin is speaking is to employ the assistance of a laugh track to modify the incoherence and lunacy.
The most challenging element of creating this minute long video was having to listen to this person speak again and again while editing. Donald Trump being on the stage with this marvel of public discourse did not help matters.
I did survive the ordeal and now offer this video to you better styled for public consumption.
Now please excuse me. I have a headache and must take medication and a nap.
~ Joel Landy ~
Click on the pic for the video.
Some people are best viewed
with a laugh track.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PHIL OCHS !
It was a joyous night for both the audience and the artists who performed at Odradeks Coffee House in Kew Gardens, NY on Thursday night, December 17, celebrating Phil's life and music.
Click on the photo links for more about that evening and video performances by David Massengill, Joel Landy, Steve Suffet, Anne Price, Lydia Adams Davis, Steve Vitoff, and Richard Benson.
Here is a review of the evening
by Carene Lydia Lopez
The 3rd Annual
Woody Guthrie Brooklyn Hoot
on April 12
at the Jalopy Theater and School of Music was an awesome show!
We will be doing it again on April 3, 2016.
I had the pleasure of participating
at the MLK open mic
at my favorite progressive coffeehouse,
the Peoples' Voice Cafe in NYC. I thought it would be most appropriate to sing a song written by Matt Jones.
Reaching Back to the Year 2014
December 12, 2014 at the
STARK REALITY OPEN MIC in Manhattan
I was featured at this showcase in NYC. The night before the House of Representatives voted for the bill that will fund and keep our government running. Republicans stuck goodies for the banking industry in there at the 11th hour written by their friends at CitiGroup. Enough Democrats voted for it to pass. There was other stuff in that bill too that the Senate passed and the President signed in the days that followed.
I am still livid. I took my energy about it and my attitude to the stage and began my set with the video to the right. -->
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December 15, 2014 at the
UTES Got Talent at New Utrecht High School
song: "When I Was Young" by Matt Jones
Matt Jones devoted his life to the struggle of social justice in this country. Some time after the 1960s he articulated what we all now know - that the fight for freedom and equality has not ended at all. His song frames this stark perception vividly.
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"He's a real live wire!"
~ 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 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
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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 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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