Friday Community Sing Song Leader
Mabus is a maverick in the folk music world. He defies
any easy pigeonhole. By turns, he picks a mountain banjo to accompany
an ancient ballad, sings a witty song about modern life, plays a
sweet Irish melody on guitar, swings a hot jazz number, and then
reaches deep for a soulful expression of values in a troubled world.
He tops it all with a fiddle tune or old Carter family song -- all
skillfully blended into a seamless flow. One fan said, “Its
music from the heart that hits you right between the eyes.”
A mainstay on the folk circuit these past 30 years, Joel has 17
albums to his credit; the latest is THE BANJO MONOLOGUES.
This is Joel's seventh appearance at the Singing Festival. He will also be leading the the "Classic Country Songs" workshop on Saturday.