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Thursday, April 18, 2019


Joe Crookston to perform in Forestburgh on September 23

Joe Crookston and Anthony da Costa
FORESTBURGH - One of New York's finest performers and songwriters, Joe Crookston, and one of Nashville's most honest songwriters, Anthony da Costa, are doing their first tour together since they were both chosen as the “Falcon Ridge Most Wanted to Return Artists” in 2008. Their concert, presented by RiverFolk Concerts, will take place at the Forestburgh Tavern on Sunday, September 23 at 5 p.m. The concert will be the final performance of the four-night reunion tour.
Crookston will perform original songs on fiddle and slide guitar, creating lush sonic landscapes for a night of transcendent orchestral folk. Crookston will also display original paintings and multi-media visual artwork.
Crookston's recording, “Able Baker Charlie & Dog,” is filled with story songs from a Rockefeller songwriting grant and was awarded “Album of the Year” by the International Folk Alliance in Memphis, Tennessee. Crookston is signed to Tamulevich Artist Management with fellow songwriters, John Gorka, Red Horse, and Peter Yarrow.
In 2016, Crookston was chosen as the Artist in Residence at Folk Alliance International Conference. He collaborated with the National World War I Museum in Kansas City MO to write an original song and create a painting based on letters written and sent home Kansas from France by nurse Florence Hemphill.
A seasoned sideperson, da Costa has toured extensively with Grammy-winning performers, such as Sarah Jarosz and Americana darling, Aoife O'Donovan. He has shared the stage with well-known music legends from Judy Collins to Kenny Loggins, played major festivals and late-night shows (CONAN), and written songs with hit-makers, such as Steve Poltz.
With his latest work, including his recent solo album “DA COSTA”, the Nashville transplant adds the musical force of some of American folk and roots' seminal cities to his forthright style. “In the past few years, since I moved from New York to Austin and then to Nashville, I've found my voice as a songwriter,” muses da Costa. “I've honed my band, made strong musical friendships. I felt like I started over and found what I needed to say.” You can hear it clearly in his songs, whether they are steeped in rock-country grit or frank folk.
In 2008, da Costa became the youngest person to ever be chosen as one of the “Most Wanted to Return Artists” at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in Hillsdale, New York. Crookston also earned that same honor and together they toured the northeast performing 28 concerts in 31 days, including a performance at Lincoln Center in Washington D.C.
Collaborating and playing both together and solo, this one-night-only concert will be Visual Art, Food & Drinks, Slide, Electric Moody Landscapes, Hilarious Stories, Harmonies and the Reunion of good friends.
For information about the concert, please Call: (607) 280-3198. Or Email:
Tickets are $20 Advance/$25 at the Door and can be purchased in advance online:
The concert will take place on Sunday, September 23 at 5 p.m. at The Forestburgh Tavern located at 39 Forestburgh Rd., Forestburgh NY 12777. Doors will open at 4 for food and drink.

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