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Saturday, June 10, 2017

New Music Video of Jono Manson's recording of our song "Wildflower"

Here's the music video of the Jono Manson/Joe Flood song "Wildlower" from Jono's 2016 release "The Slight Variations."

Monday, May 29, 2017

I was honored to be the musical performer at the Connecticut Storytelling Festival April 29-30, 2017. This is the final bow of the Festival with (l to r) Joe Flood, Julie Pasqual, Bil Lepp, Sheila Arnold Jones, Marianne McShane, and emcee Carol Birch. (Photo Anne Rutherford) I'm proud to have shared the bill with such an array of talent.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Eric Andersen - "Singin Man" NERFA


Here is a video from the 2015 NERFA conference: me backing up my old pal Eric Andersen singing a song he wrote after seeing me do my thing on the street in Paris about 30 years ago!  Funny how things come around again... We look awfully serious, but it's just sleep deprivation--we were having fun!  That's Cheryl Praksher on the percussion.

Joe Flood - "Deep Sleep Blue"


Another sleep-deprivation video from the NERFA conference, this one from 2014, of the appropriately titled and themed "Deep Sleep Blue."

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Work, DeKoven, and Barrett


SUNDAY, APRIL 12TH, 2015 AT 3 P.M.
Middletown High School Auditorium
Middletown, CT 
A MULTIMEDIA MUSICAL TRIBUTE
to Middletown's Famous 19th Century Songwriters
featuring (in alphabetical order)
Rani Arbo (vocals)
Tom Callinan (vocals)
Michael Cleary (guitar and voclas)
Vince De Laria (keyboards)
Jerry Dugger (vocals)
Mark Ettinger (accordion, piano, bouzouki)
Joe Flood (guitar, mandolin, banjo, vocals, etc.)
Joe Fonda (bass)
John Kalinowski (fife, accordion, concertina)
Scott Kessel (drums and percussion)
Fred Moses (percussion, vocals)
Edmund Peart (drums)
As the promo says, "Joe Flood has organized some of Middletown's brightest musical lights to interpret the songs of Middletown's own Henry Clay Work (1832-1884), Reginald de Koven (1859-1920) and broadside poet Edward Barrett (1817-1914)."
And as you can read below (a couple of posts back), I got two grants from the Middletown Commission on the Arts and the Connecticut Humanities Council to create this piece, and I am really excited to be bringing all of these great musicians together along with several of our favorite local radio hosts to read period texts about these songwriters' lives and times. Please come!
Tickets are available from the Greater Middletown Concert Association here.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Thanks to everyone who came out on December 16 to make the "Danny Fitzgerald and the Lost Wandering Blues and Jazz Band" CD release event at Brooklyn Oenology the success that it was.   Will Stevens' photos of Danny and his friends were hung on the walls and looked great.  A packed house of friends and fans turned up and sat in with the band.  Mark Herschler and I produced the record to give our old friend and mentor, Danny Fitzgerald, his due.  The CD features Mark, Gene Clarke, Brian Price and me backing Danny up on the Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith songs that form the core of the group's repertoire interspersed with Danny's recollections of his long and storied life. The record is now available for streaming and download at www. joeflood.bandcamp.com.  Hard copies will be available at the band's performances at various venues in the Northeast in the months to come, beginning with a December 29th show at Club Passim in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  We will also be making it available for online purchase soon.  We will keep you updated on press and new dates as they come in.  In the meantime, please look for and "like" the Danny Fitzgerald and the Lost Wandering Blues and Jazz Band page on Facebook!