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AMERICAN STORY SONGS 

A Live Performance of Songs, Portraits & Video that Tell A United Human Story

Joe Crookston has written many songs based on true American stories.  When history becomes personal it is FELT.  It becomes real and alive.  Joe has been using these songs in schools and workshops to inspire students to FEEL history and to connect with humanity through the deeply personal.  
Below are samples. Click on a person. Listen or watch the story.  When Joe performs American StorySongs it is upbeat, inspiring, creative and educational. His recording Able Baker Charlie & Dog was awarded International Folk Alliance ALBUM OF THE YEAR, and two of his songs have been made into award winning films.     
He is a painter.  Joe travels with a gallery exhibit of portraits of the people in his songs.  10 paintings 10 songs. A multi-media show.    Click on a name below to see or listen to their story.  Venues: Are you interested in presenting American StorySongs ?….Please contact Joe’s agent David Tamulevich at:  david@tamulevich.com   or publicity@joecrookston.com  
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Florence Hemphill ~  WWI Nurse from Wilson County, KS
John Jones ~ 1885 Slave from Leesburg, VA
Frank Walker ~ Chauffeur from Brooklyn, NY
Dina Jacobson ~ Auschwitz Holocaust Survivor from Elmira, NY
Roko Camaj ~ World Trade Center Window Washer from NYC
Freddy Smith ~ Skateboarder, Artist & Prisoner from Seattle, WA
Joe Gnap ~ WWII Navy Seabee from Kenmore, OH
The Rum Girl ~ A Legendary Ghost from Beaufort, NC
The Nazarene ~ Rural Mother from Northeast OH
Red Rooster in the Mashpile ~ 1929 Prohibition in New York State
The Rutabaga Curl ~ The Rutabaga Curling Championship in Ithaca, NY

 

 

 

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