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NEW! Holiday CD of guitar music:
Parlor Guitar Christmas
Other recent CDs you may
be looking for:
From 2011, all trad
Latest CD of original songs
greatest hits (!?!?!)
JOEL MABUS -- RETOLD
the one they're all talking about -
THE BANJO MONOLOGUES
MICHIGAN SINGLE! As heard on A
Prairie Home Companion:
THE LIGHTS ARE ON IN MICHIGAN
OR CLICK HERE TO SEE THEM ALL
"It's hard to imagine another artist on the folk scene
who combines the same
concise, deceptively understated, lyrical insight and sometimes devastating wit with such world-class instrumental prowess"
Chris Rietz, MUSICHOUND FOLK, The Essential Album Guide
"It's not just a wealth of
musical styles or his smooth and expressive voice
that have made Mabus such a fine artist. His songs, which range from thoughtful to silly to poetic,
show that he knows his way around the English language and American culture just as
well ashe knows his way around a fretboard."
Jeff Garrity, CAPITAL TIMES
"Joel is one of those
quintessentially Midwestern American artists...
He has a style we will always associate
with Will Rogers or Mark Twain,
and a great sense of humour which
compliments, rather than contradicts,
some very serious material.
He has perfected the art of
being entertaining without pandering,
he teaches without lecturing,
and does it all with great style."
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The Latest News
and how to buy them
(An overview of my recordings with a link to each CD with track listings and
Parlor Guitar Book -- ten
(published by Hal Leonard, inc. in 2006)
(recent reviews of CDs)
PAGE -- free listen to 10 entire songs!
Yes, Virginia, there still is a myspace. I use it as a sort of
"yellow page" listing. I NEVER do email exchanges from or to there,
but I do keep a listen-only set of songs there, where you can sample some of my
MP3 PAGE (incl.
"download of the moment")
(free samples -- check for new additions, or old stuff -- who knows?)
(ALL of my song
(music, tab, and lead sheets for selected pieces)
(every song & tune in alphabetical order with the CD each is on!)
(click here to book a date if you would like to hire me for an upcoming show.
Includes promo info, tech sheet, and other details)
(An easy-to-use page for all your publicity needs -- text and photos)
(excruciating detail, for those who need the nitty gritty)
Photos old & new
family pics, early career and
current promo shots in 75, 150, or 300 dpi)
ARE all these people?
(a long, but partial, list of some acts
famous & obscure -- I've had the pleasure to perform with)
THE GOOD STUFF:
songwriter's online journal, or weblog. Rants, opinions, and whimsy.
Currently on extended hiatus, but hours worth of reading is here for the
(detailed answers to frequently asked questions about my techniques
and attitudes concerning playing, writing & performing music)
(lesson handouts from my festival and camp workshops)
(archive of Performer's Columns I've written for the F.A. Newsletter)
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April 28, 2013