The Grapevine

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Hello Friends and Neighbors!

Welcome to my neighborhood! 

Thanks for stopping by!   Autumn in Austin is a lovely thing although the thermometer hasn't exactly gotten into the spirit.  But, just like every year, it's only a matter of time.

Check the calendar page as I've got a growing schedule.  I'm continuing my monthly  second Tuesday residency at New World Deli and have some special guests joining me.  October 14th I'm playing with my old Pun Off compadre STEVE BROOKS.  I met a fantastic singer and songwriter MEGAN FLECHAUS at a gig last month and she's going to join us!  Should be fun.  On October 25th I'll be appearing in the WIMBERLEY ALIVE festival.  I'll be on the Bent Tree Gallery Stage 11:45-12:30.  Proceeds from the event go to help the victims of last May's devastating floods.   Looking ahead, I'm excited about a Deli gig with my good friend and guitar guru DAVID PULKINGHAM as he takes a break from touring with Patty Griffin.  We'll be joined by percussionist extraordinaire CARMELO TORRES.

I also want to thank DAVID McKAY for including one of my songs in a live CD he produced for JEFF TURNER, a well known performer in Switzerland.  I'll post it as soon as it's available.

Reunions are remarkable things.  I just returned from an amazing confluence of old dear friends and new friends that I feel I've known forever but had never made a connection with.  It certainly occurs to me how important each and everyone of us is.  So, be very good to're important!

 Peace, Joel



I got with the uber talented BRADLEY KOPP and recorded 4 tunes. I'd love to tickle your ears with them!  Go to the AUDIO page to either stream them or take advantage of the limited time free download of "THE BUDA SESSIONS"! 

You can also stream the entire "Return of Bosco Martin" CD now!

In other news, you can now order "The Return Of Bosco Martin" directly from this site.  Just go to the "STORE" page.  Already have a copy but still want to donate to the COLON CANCER ALLIANCE?  There is now  a "DONATE" button in the STORE.  And--THANK YOU in advance!