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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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A HAPPY AND HEALTHY 2016
TO YOU FROM THE LANDY
Faith danced the night away on New
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You can contact me here. ~ joel
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 (Video on the way. Stay
Next up is a big show
with my good friend and writing buddy Steve Suffet at The Peoples'
Voice Cafe in NYC.
That is on Saturday night, May 14. [details below] I
hope to see you there!
peace, joy, music
Mark this date on your calendar and
come to the People's Voice Cafe on Saturday night, May 14th.
In addition to it being my daughter Faith's 8th birthday, I
get to celebrate by playing a major gig with my good friend
and writing buddy, Steve Suffet. Steve is an incredible
fellow. Not only does he do the booking at the PVC and play
at music festivals on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, he
also finds the time to organize Woody Guthrie tribute
programs and a weekly pub sing in Sunnyside, Queens. Tonight
Steve gets to be featured himself as we share the stage at
New York City's premiere progressive coffeehouse.
I am looking forward to an evening of fun and creativity.
You can find out more
about Steve at his website.
The spring is here and with it a rush
of music and creative energy. I have been busy playing a
guitar that I have resuscitated and have given it some new
songs to play. While falling in love with the instrument a
second time I have also revived songs I wrote years ago but
never played widely. I will bring them both to the show on
May 14th along with the political ones in time for this
a taste of what to expect.
I hope you come to sing with Steve and
me and have a good time.
Until then, enjoy the spring and keep on singing!
~ joel ~
Here's a link to
the People's Voice Cafe website for directions and details.
April 16 Ray Korona Song Night
at the Peoples'
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
what a funny song swap it was!
Watch this space for video coming soon!
Thank you to Steve Suffet, Ben Grosscup and Jackson Gilman
for joining me for the great session.
was a terrific time at
The fourth annual
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.
We Gave a HOOT! and people
Coffee House in Kew Gardens, Queens on
Thursday evening, March 17
Thank you to everyone who made it another memorable evening.
Lou Michaels, Marie Moskowitz, Joel Landy, and others
continued the Third Thursday Hoot series with spirited performances.
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
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!
Thursday Night Hoots! scheduled dates in 2016
May 19, June 16, etc.
For more about the Phil Ochs 75th birthday celebration at Odradeks
Coffee House, including videos of the evening's performances,
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
Now please excuse me. I
have a headache and must take medication and a nap.
~ Joel Landy ~
the pic for the video.
people are best viewed
with a laugh track.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PHIL OCHS !
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
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
is a review of the evening
by Carene Lydia Lopez
Solidarité pour toujours!
Recent news stories from our streets and across the sea remind us how grim our task as compassionate human beings can sometimes 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.
Get your rest. Stay healthy. Stay strong. We need you. Let's get to work together!
In Solidarity and Spirit ~ joel
The 3rd Annual
Woody Guthrie Brooklyn Hoot
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. -->
[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 ...
"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
Legal Illegal (MP3 file)
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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~ 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.
first 12 months
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