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Songs of Freedom
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Next episode:
June 4, 2016

Thursday Night HOOTS!

Recorded May 19, 2016 at the
Odradeks Coffee House in Kew Gardens, Queens, NY

webcast at mnn.org
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Tuesday 3:00 pm
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Wednesday, 11:00pm
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of Freedom


On Saturday, March 19th
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
will take nonviolent demonstrators to
Washington DC in April.
The intention of the protest

is 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 get involved at the link below



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Faith danced the night away on New Years Eve.
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What A HOOT!

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.
They included

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.

What a great night!  Old friends. New friends. Lots of music.
And we get to do it again on

Thursday night, June 16.

Join us!
See you then! ~ joel landy

(See below for pics and vids from previous Thursday Night HOOTS!)


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Say Hello!   You can contact me here.  ~ joel


Hello, everyone.

It has been a busy musical spring. Just the way I like it.
A Woody Guthrie show in Brooklyn (video below) was followed by a Ray Korona memorial show in Manhattan (video below) and then I got to lead an hour of funny songs at the New England Folk Festival in Massachusetts.

This was followed by my People's Voice Cafe gig with Steve Suffet on May 14 and then the
May 19 THURSDAY NIGHT HOOT! in my home town of Kew Gardens, Queens.
Lots of music and lots of fun. Did I see you there?
Next is June, my favorite month. The end of school, the great weather, and LOTS OF MUSIC!

Stay tuned for information about Make Music New York, and the event planned for June 21 at the Red Pipe Cafe in Forest Hills.
And, of course, there will be the HOOT! at Odradeks on the 16th.

Tune in and don't tune out and keep on singing!

peace, joy, music
~ joel


Recent Shows

Joel Landy

May 14th
at the

People's Voice Cafe
in NYC

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.

[pics and vids to follow]

Steve Suffet

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!

April 17  

"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.

Here are three half hour Songs of Freedom episodes edited
from the February 18th Hoot! event:

  Episode 1:   featuring  Joel Landy
  Episode 2:   featuring Larry Block, Lou Michaels, 
                        Marie Moskowitz, and Joel Landy

  Episode 3:   featuring Larry Block, Lou Michaels,
                        Marie Moskowitz, and Joel Landy

Here are episodes from the January hoot:

 Episode 1:   with Steve Suffet, Larry Block
 Episode 2:   with Joel Landy
 Episode 3:   with Steve Suffet, Larry Block, Richard Benson

Joel Landy songs at the
Thursday Night Hoots!

Running Out of Time
The Spaces In Between
Richard Cory
Pay  Me No Mind
By Any Means
Are You Going to Cut Medicare?

I  Can't Help Falling In Love with Me
I Wonder Why
Save the Last Shot for Me
Let It Melt and
I Wish Woody Guthrie Was Here

There But for Fortune
What Do You Do with a Politician?


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. My goal is to create a scene in Queens similar to what I did on Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village nine years ago, where souls conspired and played together. So, gather round folksingers, bards, and free spirits. The third Thursday of the month in 2016 will bring you the Songs of Freedom Thursday Night Hoot!

Upcoming Thursday Night Hoots!  scheduled dates in 2016
May 19, June 16, etc.   7:30pm

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.



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


2015 Performances


Second Annual Pete Seeger Sing-Along Celebration

Saturday, May 9th  at the
Peoples' Voice Cafe

Here is a sample of the music
shared that evening.

"Where Have All the
Flowers Gone?"

with Joel Landy and 
The Great Dancer Faith





NEFFA: The New England Folk Festival Association

NEFFA, the New England Folk Festival, was a blast.
I led two sessions. One was The Ultimate Parody Jam and the other was a Funny Song Swap.
What fun!
Check out the video here for a sample.  
More at www.neffa.org

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.

Join us! 

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.

[click here]

Reaching Back to the Year 2014

December 12, 2014 at the

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. -->


[click pic for You Tube link]

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.

[click on the photo for You Tube link]

 ... more '14 ...

"For the Love of Pete"

A celebration of the life and music of Pete Seeger

Summer Fun!   2014

2014 Labor Day Parade
in New York City   September 6

New York City Friends of Clearwater

Water Festival  August 23

The People's Climate March in

New York City  September 21

2014: A Year to Remember

The New England Folk Festival

The Second Annual Woody Guthrie Brooklyn Hoot

The Pipeline Follies  (Coalition Against the Rockaway Pipeline)

New Utrecht's Got Talent  ◊  The New Utrecht High School Talent Show

The United Nations Association of Queens  presents
an Earth Day Celebration at the Queens Museum of Art

Music For All Ages at The Redwood Deli


Where I've Been

Performances  2013 and 2012"

He's a real live wire ! "  

~  Pete Seeger  ~







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 Cafe Archive

(2007 and 2008)


A season of topical music, free to the public in
Greenwich Village, New York City, hosted by Joel Landy








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"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 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!