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Third Tuesday of Every Month, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lower Level, Tippecanoe Arts Federation, 638 North Street Lafayette, IN 47901-1153 (map)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Joel Mabus Concert & Songwriting Workshop

Songwriter's Association of Mid-North Indiana (SAMI)

presents

Joel Mabus Concert & Songwriting Workshop

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
Concert 7-8pm
Workshop 8:30-10pm


Joel Mabus

"It's hard to imagine another artist on the folk scene who combines the same concise, deceptively understated, lyrical insight and sometimes devastating wit with such world-class instrumental prowess" 
~ Chris Rietz, MUSICHOUND FOLK, The Essential Album Guide

SAMI is proud to present nationally known folksinger, Joel Mabus, in concert on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 from 7-8pm. The concert will be held in the Fiddler’s Room (lower level) of the Tippecanoe Arts Federation, 638 North Street, Lafayette, IN and tickets are $10 per person (children 12 and under free), available at the door. After the concert Joel will offer a songwriting workshop from 8:30-10pm; cost of the workshop is $15 per person, or $20 for both the concert and the workshop (free to SAMI members who have paid 2011 dues).

Singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Joel Mabus is a maverick in the folk music world. He defies any easy pigeonhole. By turns, he picks a mountain banjo to accompany an ancient ballad, sings a witty song about modern life, plays a sweet Irish melody on guitar, swings a hot jazz number, and then reaches deep for a soulful expression of values in a troubled world. He tops it all with a fiddle tune or old Carter family song -- all skillfully blended into a seamless flow. One fan said “Its music from the heart that hits you right between the eyes.”

A mainstay on the folk circuit these past 30 years, Joel has 18 albums to his credit; the latest are Retold (2008) - new recordings of his early hits and The Joel Mabus Omnibus (2008) - a reissue of two early albums. He has performed in concert with such folk music stars as John Prine, Joan Baez and Tom Paxton, and has been featured at the top folk clubs and festivals, such as the Philadelphia Folk Festival and Vancouver Folk Festival.

Concert with Joel Mabus

When
Tuesday, November 15, 7:00 – 8:00pm
Where
Tippecanoe Arts Federation
638 North Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
MAP
Description
SAMI will sponsor a concert by nationally known folksinger/musician Joel Mabus. Concert will be in the Indiana Fiddler’s Gathering Room at the Tippecanoe Arts Federation: $10 per person, kids 12 and under are free.
For additional information: joedaiwarriors@yahoo.com



Songwriting Workshop with Joel Mabus

When
Tuesday, November 15, 8:30 – 10:00pm
Where
Tippecanoe Arts Federation
638 North Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
MAP
Description
SAMI will sponsor a songwriting workshop by nationally known folksinger/musician Joel Mabus. The workshop costs $15 (attendance at both the concert & the workshop is only $20). Topics include Joel’s approach to writing, creativity and other aspects of songwriting.
For additional information: joedaiwarriors@yahoo.com


N.B. Both the concert & workshop are free for SAMI members who have paid their 2011 dues.

Bio
Joel Mabus may be called a singer-songwriter, but he doesn't sound like one. He's the son of a 1930's old time fiddle champ and a banjo-pickin' farm girl. His performing career began in college during the Vietnam era, where he studied anthropology and literature by day and played coffeehouses by night. One critic writes, "Joel Mabus knows his way around the English language and American culture just as well as he knows his way around a fretboard.” Born in 1953 in the southern Illinois town of Belleville, Joel has recorded 20 solo albums of original and traditional music since his recording career started in 1978. For three years running, Mabus has been in the top 10 most played artists in the Folk Radio Charts for North America (folkradio.org) [The only other top 10 artists who share that 3-year distinction are Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan.] Joel's latest CD is 2011's American Anonymous, an album of traditional American folk songs. which has been garnering high praise from the critics. A one-off in the folk world, Mabus defies any easy pigeon-hole. His palette ranges from mountain banjo to jazz guitar -- from sensitive introspection to wicked satire. He's both picker & poet, and from coast to coast over the past 40 years this Midwesterner has brought audiences to their feet, wanting more.