Songs of Freedom
at 10:30 pm
Time Warner 34
March 14, 2015
watch it online
webcast at bronxnet.org
No Fracking in
New York State!
Thank you Governor Cuomo for saying NO
to big oil and hydraulic fracturing in New York State!
Your decision to stand up for the interests of environmental sanity and
safety resonates beyond the borders of your state. It was a brave and
right thing that you did, Governor. Battles can be fought and won
against moneyed interests and corporate control of the airwaves. Cynics
will have to pause a day and realize that legislators may base decisions
on science and the will of concerned citizens. Bravo, sir.
If you wish to voice your opinion and
thank the Governor yourself, you can phone Albany
(518) 474-8390, his New York City office (212) 681-4580, or call toll
free at (866) 584-6799.
can also send him a written message directly.
[More about this story at
This day would not have been possible
without the effort and continued voice of thousands of activists working
together and making their presence known. Realize the difference you are
making and realize too, as I am sure you do, that the battle continues
and continued vigilance and action is both the price and reward for a
safe environmental future.
I am honored to stand with you. ~ joel
the website for the
television show, and a
for activists and artists sharing their vision and the dignity of human
View Songs of Freedom
March 11 11:00pm at
"It's the Sam Ash Open Mic!"
Performances from the ongoing open mic series at Sam Ash music stores
Bronx: Thursday, March 12 7:30pm at
The Pete Seeger Celebration Sing-Along,
Recorded April 12, 2014 at the Peoples' Voice Cafe in Manhattan
March 14 10:30pm at
Workmen's Circle Peace and Justice Madison Avenue Street Fair
with Steve Suffet, Anne Price, Toby Fagenson,
and Joel Landy
great show this was !
MacDougal Street Rent Party
the Peoples' Voice Cafe • Community Church of New York •
February 28, 2015
It was a very special night for those
who attended and those who played.
Thank you to the volunteers at the Peoples' Voice Cafe.
Thank you to everyone who came to support us and participate.
And thank you to my musical friends; Steve Suffet, Anne Price, Gina
Tlamsa, and Sandy Pliskin.
~ joel (videos pending)
Sunday, April 12th at the
Jalopy Theatre & School of Music
315 Columbia Street • Brooklyn, NY 11231
Jalopy is located in Red Hook, just a few hundred yards from where
Woody shipped out when he served in the US Merchant Marine during
World War II.
Woody Guthrie Brooklyn Hoot
Round Robin Songfest
Don Friedman ▪ Alan Friend
▪ Beth Kotkin ▪
Anne Price ▪ Steve Suffet
Cover $10 ▪
Venue information 718-395-3214
Nearest bus stop: B61 at Columbia & Carroll Cosponsored
Folk Music Society of New York, Inc.
Saturday, May 9th
Peoples' Voice Cafe ▪ 8pm
Community Church of New York
40 East 35th Street • New York, NY 10016
Come celebrate Pete's life in song!
Second Annual Pete Seeger Sing-Along Celebration
Steve Deasy ▪ Mike
Glick ▪ Bev Grant ▪
Ben Grosscup ▪ Joel Landy
▪ Anne Price ▪
Ben Silver ▪ Steve Suffet (MC)
▪ others TBA
proceeds to to benefit
the People's Music Network
and the Peoples' Voice Cafe
I had the pleasure of participating
at the recent open mic
the my favorite progressive coffeehouse,
the Peoples' Voice Cafe in NYC.
I thought it was most appropriate to sing a song on MLK weekend
written by Matt Jones.
and so are we. What has changed?
Recent news stories from our streets and our nation's capital remind us
how grim our task can appear.
Don't lose heart. Remember, you have a voice
and you are not alone. Find your friends.
Count your blessings.
Transcend the ugliness with your creativity and your love.
rest. Stay healthy. Stay
strong. We need you. Let's get to work together!
Solidarity and Spirit ~ joel
~ ~ ~
The Best of 2014
2014 at the
STARK REALITY OPEN MIC
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 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
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]
A Year In
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 heart,
but he and his obstructionist friends are
Out of Time"
On the Radio
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 for
his theme song
and all of his voluntary efforts."
The Eve Fenton Love-All
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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!