Something like a “troubadour,” Joe Crookston has been playing music with soul and he’s traveling to Syracuse this weekend. “It seems like the audiences keep growing and coming back, so I’m like, ‘well if they’re coming back I’ll show up and play some more’,” says Crookston.
Crookston is a songwriter, guitarist, painter, fiddler, slide player and believer in all things possible. He’s been working with the Folkus organization for nearly 10 years. “The Folkus organization is like, they’re presenting live music for people who really come and listen, so it’s all about the music,” says Crookston. He loves the crowds from Central New York. “They’re focused on the music. They’re like we’re here to really hear the stories and kind of go deeper into the music. So that’s different than being on a stage where people are kind of like, impress us, what you got? You know what I mean? This is a little more like we’re here for a show and we want to hear what you have to say and we want to take it in. And so for me that allows me to, I mean I do my thing and its fun but it’s also I can go a little deeper and kind of tell stories and be more, I guess, connected to the audience.”
“An Evening With Joe Crookston” is Friday, March 15th at 8pm. Doors open at 7:30 at May Memorial located at 3800 East Genesee Street. Tickets are $18. For more information visit Folkus.org