If you’re waiting for the weekend to see a good show, you’re missing out!
Indie folk artist Joe Crookston was born and raised in rural Ohio. He didn’t realize his love for folk music until attending a festival held at Kent State in 1987. He soon traded out his electric guitar for a steel-stringed acoustic and the rest is pretty much history.
Since turning to the world of all things folk, Crookston has received multiple awards and recognition. His debut album Fall Down as the Rain was named one of 2004’s ‘Top 12 Self-Produced Independent Recordings’ (Performing Songwriter Magazine) and in 2009, he was awarded ‘Album of the Year’ (International Folk Alliance) for his sophomore release Able Baker Charlie & Dog. This album also received more airplay than any other folk release in 2008.
Crookston is currently on a tour across the States that stretches until January of 2014, but this will be his last show in Florida until further notice, so be sure to make it!
In regards to past performances, one member of the Seattle Folklore Society commented, “I've watched audiences glued to their seats at the end of Joe's shows simply not wanting the evening to end...Go see this man perform, and don't be surprised if you drive home singing his songs with a renewed sense of what's possible.”
Armed with a steel-stringed acoustic and (by indie standards) a very impressive background, folk artist Crookston is hitting up Jacksonville this thursday at the European Street Cafe. You can purchase tickets upon arrival at the venue. The event starts at 8:00 PM.