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Click here for Blast from the Past photo! Joe with Sandy Denny and Chris Blackwell in 1970
*A “White Bicycles” YouTube channel which tracks the music in the book chapter by chapter is now up and running
Festival No 6, Portmeirion, Wales. On Friday 5th September Joe will be doing a DJ set before The Rails on the Estuary Stage between 6 and 7pm. At 8.30pm there will be a screening of 'From Here to Before' in the Gatehouse followed by a discussion featuring Joe, Vashti Bunyan and Kieran Evans, the director of the film. On Saturday 6th September at noon Joe will be appearing back on the Estuary stage in discussion with with JP Bean, author of ' Singing from the Floor: A History of British Folk Clubs'.
Joe is doing two more events with Classic Album Sundays to celebrate Nick Drake's 'Five Leaves Left'. The first was Oslo, Norway on Sunday 17th August and on 20th September he will be appearing at the National Audio Show at Whittlebury Hall in Towcester, Northamptonshire. Click the link above for more details.
Camp Bestival 2nd & 3rd August. Joe was invited by Classic Albums Sundays to discuss two classic albums both celebrating their 45 year anniversaries, Fairport Convention ‘Liege & Lief’ and Nick Drake ‘Five Leaves Left’.
June: Italy. Joe made two appearances at June's Dal Mississippi al Po Music and Literature Festival in Piacenza, northern Italy.
May: Joe read passages from White Bycycles as Olivia Chaney sang songs at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival
November: Joe appeared on Paul Jones' BBC Radio 2 show talking about James Booker and on BBC Radio 4 talking about The Songs of Molly Drake
October 27, Southbank Centre, London. As part of The Rest is Noise Festival Joe was in conversation about the 1960s and the artists that made this decade’s appeal everlasting.
October 13, House of St Barnabas Chapel, London. Classic Album Sundays hosted an event in aid of The House of Barnabas charity where Joe presented Nick Drake's album 'Bryter Layter' and answered questions from the audience.
September 20. Joe did a Masterclass in London's Underground Music of the 60's at the Batumi International Art-House Film Festival, Georgia
A double cd of the Kate McGarrigle concerts in London, New York and Toronto called “Sing Me The Songs” was 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)”.
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June 25 and 26 Brooklyn Academy of Music, NYC. There was 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 guests Norah Jones and Emmy Lou Harris
April 29 Grammy Museum, Los Angeles. Way To Blue event
April 23 Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis. Way To Blue event
April 18, Joe gave a keynote address to the EMP Pop Music Conference on the NYU campus in New York, 6:30pm.
April 13 and 14 Nitehawk Cinema, Williamsburg, NYC. Joe hosted two rare US screenings of “A Skin Too Few”
April 10 Joe's Pub, NYC. Way To Blue event
April 5 Joe talked 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 2 Wilton’s Music Hall London. Way To Blue event
March 23 Joe sat in as guest DJ on KALW Radio 91.7 FM in San Francisco
Feb 21, Joe talked to RTE about Sandy Denny - catch the podcast
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
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