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Joel Mabus

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Joel Mabus is among modern folk music’s most eclectic performers. An experienced acoustic guitar, fiddle, banjo, and mandolin participant and melodic songwriter, Mabus offers played from traditional folk music to bluegrass, blues, and unique tracks. Mabus inherited his like of music from his parents, who performed on WLS Prairie Farmer Barn Dance street tours within the 1930s. His dad and his uncle, who have been identical twins, performed old-timey songs through the entire Midwest ahead of World Battle II. Mabus’ musical abilities had been evident from an early on age. By age nine, he was performing gospel music at the neighborhood Pentecostal chapel and old-timey music in the home. Although a fourth-grade instructor recommended that Mabus figure out how to play the trombone, his parents had been financially struggling to rent a musical instrument. Rather, Mabus was gifted along with his old brother’s mandolin, which he quickly trained himself to try out. As an adolescent, Mabus had written poetry and his 1st tracks. Although he went to Michigan State College or university for four years, learning anthropology under a Country wide Merit Scholarship or grant, he left the institution before graduating to try out music full-time in 1975. Mabus’ debut recording, Grassroots, premiered in 1978 and presented guest music artists including Frank Wakefield, Brian Bishop, Joe Fitzpatrick, and Frank Youngman. His second recording, Settin’ the Woods burning, released in 1980, was documented during a efficiency in the Ten Pound Fiddle Coffeehouse. Some of Mabus’ following albums possess spotlighted his unique music, he also specializes in special tasks. Flatpick & Clawhammer, released in 1993, presented all traditional tunes, mainly performed instrumentally on banjo and acoustic guitar. Western Passing: Collection for Solo Acoustic guitar, released in 1996, centered on finger-style melodies predicated on 19th hundred years Americana, which Mabus performed on the classical electric guitar. Rhyme Plans, released in 1997, emphasized the funny aspect of Mabus’ poetry and songwriting. Mabus provides continuing this eclectic strategy into the brand-new millennium, issuing such albums as 2002’s blues and ragtime Thumb Thump, 2005’s Tin Skillet Alley electric guitar instrumental outing Parlor Electric guitar, and 2007’s self-explanatory The Banjo Monologues. Mabus also released a assortment of re-recorded variations of his old materials, Retold, in 2008, and an record of brand-new songs (in previous designs) reflecting the issues of the modern era, DON?T WORRY Now…, in ’09 2009. American Private, comprising Mabus variations of traditional American folk music whose authors stay (because the name suggests) unidentified, was released in 2011. Over time, Joel Mabus’ music have been included in such performers as Claudia Schmidt, Bryan Bowers, Sally Rogers, and Magpie.

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Full Name Joel Mabus
Date Of Birth September 13, 1953
Music Songs Touch a Name on the Wall, Duct Tape Blues, Holding to the Land, What 'My Doin' Wrong, The Druggist, Bubba's 3 B's, Crazy Water Crystals, Papa Caught a Catfish, Ride Away Easy, Noe’s Dove, The Naked Truth, The Fiddler's Reply, Spoon River and You, Sally Goodin in the Alley With Sugar in the Gourd, The Kitty Ditty, Henhouse Door, The Bird’s Alphabet, Cripple Creek / The Desert Island, Hillbilly Singer, Liza Jane / WLS & Prairie Farmer, The Uncloudy Day / Leonard Lively, Cindy / Gerald & Jerald Lee, Ain't America Beautiful, Panhandle Prairie, Alice & Ralph, Kentucky Hambone Blues, Hoosier Blues, Sea of Dreams, Shiny on the Outside, Welcome Back to the Blues, No More Cane on This Brazos, Foreword Looking Back
Albums A Bird in This World, The Banjo Monologues, A Parlor Guitar Christmas, Pepper's Ghost & Other Banjo Visitations, The Naked Truth, American Anonymous, Golden Willow Tree, Flatpick & Clawhammer, Different Hymnals, Rhyme Schemes, Promised Land


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