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                            This site was updated on 08/06/2014

The
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folksinger
instrumentalist
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NEW TUNES on Clawhammer Banjo:
the latest award-winning  banjo cd from Joel:
Pepper's Ghost 
& other banjo visitations 
                        

Less than 5 shopping months till Christmas!
Holiday CD of guitar music:

A Parlor Guitar Christmas 
or this one with songs too:
How Like The Holly  

Other recent CDs you may 
be looking for:

        From  2011, all trad folk:
        AMERICAN ANONYMOUS

        Latest CD of new original songs 
       
No Worries Now...

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

 

Folksinger

Songwriter

Instrumentalist

(DE)

"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

(JM)

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"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."

VANCOUVER FOLK FESTIVAL

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THE TRAVELER:

Tour Dates

The Latest News 
(what's up?)

THE MUSIC:

CDs and how to buy them
(An overview of my recordings with a link to each CD with track listings and details)

Parlor Guitar Book -- ten transcriptions 
(published by Hal Leonard, inc. in 2006)

Reviews  
(recent reviews of CDs)

MYSPACE 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 music.

 MP3 PAGE  (incl. "download of the moment")
(free samples -- check for new additions, or old stuff -- who knows?)

Lyrics
(ALL of my song lyrics album-by-album)

Sheet Music
(music, tab, and lead sheets for selected pieces)

Song Index  
(every song & tune in alphabetical order with the CD each is on!)

THE BUSINESS:

Booking 
(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)

Online Press Kit
(An easy-to-use page for all your publicity needs -- text and photos)

Biography & discography
(excruciating detail, for those who need the nitty gritty)

Photos old & new
(historic family pics, early career and 
current promo shots in 75, 150, or 300 dpi)

Who ARE all these people? 
(a long, but partial, list of some acts -- both 
famous & obscure -- I've had the pleasure to perform with)

THE GOOD STUFF:

Joel Speaks!
(a songwriter's online journal, or weblog. Rants, opinions, and whimsy. Currently on extended hiatus, but hours worth of reading is here for the curious.)

FAQ
(detailed answers to frequently asked questions about my techniques 
and attitudes concerning playing, writing & performing music)

Workshops
(lesson handouts from my festival and camp workshops)

Folk Alliance 
(archive of Performer's Columns I've written for the F.A. Newsletter)

Links
(worthwhile websites)

THE CONTACT:

Email to Joel 
send me a letter to joel.mabus@pobox.com 

Join my email list
hear from me occasionally -- click the link to read all about it,
or just send a blank email here - 
joelmabuslist-subscribe@yahoogroups.com to join

Or get out a piece of paper & write the old-fashioned way:

JOEL MABUS
PO BOX 306
PORTAGE  MI 49081

 

Photo Credits

2001-2014 Joel Mabus
Last revised: August 06, 2014 .