The word must have been out on Joe Crookston when he performed for us in 2015 at one of the first Muddy Creek Music Hall shows. We had a packed house and his show was one of the best of the year. Joe is an Ithica, NY based songwriter who was named 2016 Folk Alliance International Artist In Residence. He is a story-teller in song and backs his songs with fine guitar and fiddle. Multi-award winning Canadian songwriter David Francey said of Joe, "At every festival I hope to find the gift of one artist whose songwriting and performance stand out. Joe was that gift for me this year at the Philadelphia Folk Festival. Stunning performance, great songs, and not a word wasted. I LOVE that!"