An annual event filled with the ballads and stories of Madison County with famous and infamous mountain ballad singers, including Sheila Kay Adams, Betty Smith, Melanie Rice Penland, Donna Ray Norton, Bobby McMillon, and more. I'll be singing and acting as moderator and referee.
Come sit in this beautiful chapel with angelic acoustics while we enjoy photographs, songs and stories of the wonderful singers and musicians who became my mentors. Usually there are several family members and well known ballad singers who show up and add their experiences and stories of these wonderful people who are always with us in spirit.
Come early and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the magical place before the program.
David Weintraub's enlightening film of Mountain Music and Culture. I'll be singing some ballads and participating in a forum following the film.
Come join Pierce Edens, Ashley Heath and me at Marshall High Studios On the island for the gala event of the year sponsored by the Community Housing Coalition of Madison County! Fine food and drink, Great Fun, and an opportunity to learn more about the great work the CHC does here in Madison County.
Buy your tickets and learn more details at: chcmadisoncountync.org
Come join me at Good Stuff for a Sunday afternoon concert of songs I have written and cover of tunes from my favorite songwriters and singers. I love the opportunity to step out of my "comfort zone". For those of you who have only seen my "traditional ballad, songs and story shows", I think you will enjoy my alternate persona. Good Stuff: Good Food, Drink and FUN!
I'll be joining Donna Levine, host of Loose Talk and Music on Tuesday, April 18th at 2 PM EDT. We'll talk about songwriting and story telling and how the culture and music of the Appalachian Mountains have shaped my life and career. You can listen at 95.5 FM locally and at wartime.org to live stream. It'll be lots of fun and I will give some hints regarding my new show and 2017 season.
Joe in concert as part of the Music of the Carolinas Series at the North Carolina Museum of History, Daniels Auditorium, 5 East Denton Street, Raleigh, NC at 3:00PM. It will be an afternoon of mountain ballads, stories and songs. Joe's stories of the English folksong collector, Cecil Sharp's visit to Madison County and the Great flood of 1916 make 100 years appear to just a moment in time. For more information call (919) 664-8333 x103 or email: email@example.com
This great festival is held at Mars Hill University. A whole day of music, food, arts and crafts on the campus mall; a old fashion Ballad and Story Swap and other special events celebrating the 100th anniversary of the English Folk Song Collector Cecil Sharp's visit to the singers of Madison County NC. An evening indoor concert begins at 7:00 PM featuring the finest musicians and singers the Appalachian Mountains have to offer.
Mountain Ballads, Songs and Stories of the Laurel Singers who gave them to me at The Church of the Little Flower, 121 Chandler Creek Rd., Marshall, NC. This is always a great time in a wonderful venue that has been called an instrument in itself. I'll have photos of these wonderful people who have gone on and who knows who might be there to help out. Primitive facilities in a beautiful mountain setting.
A special evening in celebration of Cecil Sharp’s 1916 visit to Madison County in search of songs and stories.
7:30pm At the Arts Center in Marshall
Featuring Sheila Kay Adams, Betty Smith, Joe Penland, & Donna Ray Norton,
Madison County Arts Council, 90 South Main StreetMarshall, NC 28753 Phone: 828-649-1301. Information: www.madisoncountyarts.com.
Joe will join Western North Carolina's finest musicians, storytellers and dancers for the final Shindig of 2016. Shindig on the Green takes place in the heart of downtown Asheville, NC at Pack Square Park's Roger McGuire Green. The stage shows take place on the Bascom Lamar Lunsford stage, named for the founder of the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, the nation's longest running folk festival.
The Nation's oldest continually running folk festival.. Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place in downtown Asheville on Thursday through Saturday, August 4 5 & 6. Introductions begin at 6:50 pm and shows begin at 7 pm nightly. Cathy and I will be there on Friday August 6. www.folkheritage.org
This month: Fiddler's Green Coffeehouse presents Marshall, North Carolina balladeer Joe Penland Saturday, October 17, 8:00 p.m., at its new location – Epworth at Candler Park, 1561 McLendon Avenue in Atlanta. Joe Penland performs traditional ballads from the Western North Carolina mountains along with his own stirring original songs. Known for his powerful musical delivery and warm humor, he has appeared at numerous festivals and has earned the coveted Bascom Lunsford Award. Presented by Atlanta Area Friends of Folk Music. Admission: $10 general, $8 AAFFM members. Check or credit card at door. More information: www.aaffm.org (go to AAFFM Events), or 404-444-2334.
Epworth At Candler Park,
1561 McLendon Ave.,
Atlanta, Ga. 30307
"The Bascom Lamar Lunsford “Minstrel of Appalachia” Festival is the second oldest folk festival in the region. It was started in 1967 as a collaboration of Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Lamar Lunsford, and Ed Howard. They hoped to distinguish the Lunsford Festival from other festivals by not only celebrating the region’s finest music, dance, and crafts, but also by creating a space for preservation and authenticity. They created an environment that supported the sharing of knowledge and passion from the older generations to the younger ones, building a space for continuity in the traditions that have been unique to the Southern Appalachian Mountains.