December 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
- 08:00 pm
- The Buttonwood Tree
Joe Flood has written for and recorded with Rock & Roll Hall of Famers The Band, Blues Traveler, and the Bottle Rockets among many others. His new release “All Roads” explores the connection of the Blues to Afro-Cuban, rock ’n’ roll, gospel, and country music.
Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joe Flood has traveled a long musical road. He worked the streets of Paris with the Lost Wandering Blues and Jazz Band whose alumni include Madeleine Peyroux, written songs with Levon Helm of The Band, won a Gold Record for his work with Blues Traveler, and had on stage and studio encounters with such giants of American music as Pinetop Perkins, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, and John Sebastian. He has released five albums under his own name and been featured prominently on several albums produced by Eric “Roscoe” Ambel; written and recorded with stalwart roots rockers the Bottle Rockets and producer/artist Jono Manson; had his song sung on the Conan O’Brien Show by country singer Laura Cantrell and had the thrill of hearing legendary jazz great Doc Cheatham soloing on a recording of another. Along the way he has played with tap dancers in New Orleans, Cuban musicians in Key West, Florida, gypsies in France and Italy, and done stints as a sideman with The Band’s Rick Danko, Eric Andersen, Kelly Willis, Happy and Artie Traum, Mojo Nixon, Tom Russell, Sylvia Tyson, Greg Trooper…and the list goes on.
His 2015 release, “Songs From the Bend in the River” (Jungle Curry Records) is a tribute to three 19th Century songwriters from Middletown, Connecticut where Flood grew up.
“A Troubadour’s Tour of Historic Nantucket,” a collection of ten songs inspired by historic sites on Nantucket island was released by the Nantucket Historical Association on June 30, 2017 with a concert at the Nantucket Whaling Museum.
Another new release, “All Roads Lead to the Blues,” new original songs exploring blues forms and themes and their connections to Afro-Cuban, gospel, rock ’n’ roll, and country music, will be released within the year.
Flood and his band for the evening will be guitarist Michael Cleary and bassist Mark Ettinger. He will be playing selections from the new album as well as others from his extensive catalogue of original material.
For more information on Joe, his life and music, and upcoming shows, visit www.joefloodmusic.com