December 10, 2016, 8:00 PM
West Suburban Temple Har Zion
River Forest, Illinois
With all the performers out there, an artist has to go beyond good…and Joe does.–Sing Out Magazine
Joe is a master storyteller capturing the essence and character of the people he meets on life’s journey in setting to song their memories, experiences and dreams. In concert, he is funny as hell one moment and transcendent the next. Examples of his themes are the stories of troubled youth with whom he worked in prison and his own grandfather’s story of helping construct the runways for the atomic bomb attacks on Japan. Joe wrote the music for the documentary film “Blue Tattoo” which is about his friend Dina Jacobson, a survivor of the Holocaust.
Listen to Joe Crookston at his Website.