Welcome to the official website of record producer and writer Joe Boyd.
Click here for Blast from the Past photo! Joe with Sandy Denny and Chris Blackwell in 1970
Listen to Joe being interviewed at the New England Folk Music Archive
News and Upcoming Events
*A “White Bicycles” YouTube channel which tracks the music in the book chapter by chapter is now up and running.
*Throughout April Joe will be hosting a series of events to celebrate the release of the "Way To Blue" cd, the live cd of the Songs of Nick Drake concerts over the last 3 years (out April 15). Each event will feature clips from the Barbican concert and live performances by excellent singers paying homage to Nick's songs. See below for event details
April 2 Wilton’s Music Hall London. Way To Blue event
April 5 Joe will be talking about Nick Drake and his songs at the Laugharne Weekend in Wales. Robyn Hitchcock, Charlotte Greig and Keitel Keinig will interrupt to sing a Nick Drake song or two.
April 10 Joe's Pub, NYC. Way To Blue event
April 13 and 14 Nitehawk Cinema, Williamsburg, NYC. Joe will host two rare US screenings of “A Skin Too Few” at noon on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th.
April 18, Joe will be giving a keynote address to the EMP Pop Music Conference on the NYU campus in New York, 6:30pm. Free and open to the public.
April 23 Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis. Way To Blue event
April 29 Grammy Museum, Los Angeles. Way To Blue event
*A double cd of the Kate McGarrigle concerts in London, New York and Toronto called “Sing Me The Songs” will be released in June by Nonesuch, coinciding with the release of the film of the New York Town Hall concert – “Sing Me The Songs (Which Say I Love You)”.
June 25 and 26 Brooklyn Academy of Music, NYC. There will be a two-day event with a screening of the film followed by a discussion about Kate’s legacy as a songwriter, then a concert starring Kate’s children Rufus and Martha Wainwright with a glittering array of guests.
Recent events 2013
March 23, 3pm. Joe sat in as guest DJ on KALW Radio 91.7 FM in San Francisco
Jan 14, Joe met Amanda Eichstaedt at KWMR Radio, see the playlist
November 16: Joe took part in a talk at the Victoria and Albert Museum on the subject of 'Hendrix through the lens'.
Sept 17: Joe spoke about his book, his time in Soho and the UFO Club at a meeting of the Sohemian Society.
Sept 8, 2.30pm: Mantova Literature Festival, Casa del Mantegna, Italy
March 11: Joe appreared live on Cerys Matthews BBC6Music show reading an e e cummings poem and inducting Leroy Carr into her Blues Hall of Fame.
Way to Blue 2011
November 11: Sydney Opera House
November 13 - 15: Melbourne Recital Hall
Chinese White Bicycles 2011
November 10th: The Basement, Sydney
December 1: 7.45 pm Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London
White Bicycles now available in Kindle Edition!
Chinese White Bicycles
Over the last couple of years Joe and Robyn have been touring their entertaining show where Joe reads excerpts from his book and Robyn plays related songs. Read Reviews
Robert Kirby Memorial Concert
There was a tribute concert to the late Robert Kirby at the Cecil Sharpe House in London on Sunday Oct 3 2012, organized by his son Henry. The lineup included the following artists Teddy Thompson, Ben & Jason, Vashti Bunyan, Luke Jackson, Steve Ashley, Harvey Brough & Clara Sanabras, Fab Cabs, and Danny Thompson.
The Incredible String Band's first four albums have been reissued.
CD versions will also be remastered. The downloadable albums are not currently remastered but will be soon...
REM's Fables of the Reconstruction reissued and remastered.
Interview with B92 Radio in Belgrade
I have always admired the courage represented by B92 Radio in Belgrade, who provided a creative opposition during the dark Milosovic years in Serbia. I was pleased and proud to do an interview with them - which is transcribed here in Serbian. You can also listen to the radio interview in English
A Celebration of Kate McGarrigle
A tribute concert was held for Kate as part of Richard Thompson's Meltdown Festival featuring Anna McGarrigle, Martha and Rufus Wainwright, Linda and Richard Thompson, Emmylou Harris.
Watch videos of the concert in Birmingham Town Hall Way to Blue - The Songs Of Nick Drake
The Witchseason Weekend at the Barbican celebrated the music of Fairport Convention and the Incredible String Band. Read a review - Very Cellular Songs
Here's a link to a piece from Joe's home-town newspaper Town Topics....
I am still dabbling in the music business as a partner in Carthage, a music publishing company. Artists include Ivo Papasov, Chango Spasiuk and Tony Allen. Click here for Carthage Music News
Read Joe's Newsletters for news on Upcoming Events as well as reports on musical and other activities he has been involved with over the past few months