Saturday, Jan. 13, 7:30 p.m.—BRANDON—Joel Cage is an award winning veteran singer/songwriter from Boston. Once a member of the internationally acclaimed rock and roll group Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Cage has been a performing soloist for the past two decades. Brandon Music welcomes the virtuoso guitarist and impassioned vocalist on Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Joel Cage’s music is both evocative and raucous. He spans the gamut from sounding like a full rock band to “hear your own heartbeat” intimacy. He is also a master interpreter of other people’s music, spanning a wide field of musical genres, garnering him the oft used moniker “Acoustic Rock Song Stylist.”
During Cage’s 20-year solo career, he noted that his songwriting has evolved, “From imitating my favorites, to trying to write the ultimate folk song, to timeless rock anthems, to architectural experiments in the science of song structure and stylistic influence, to the discovery of my own voice and point of view; a travelogue of my personal spiritual journey … observations, hypotheses, and conclusions regarding the nature of existence.”
Cage is a consummate performer. More than one reviewer proclaimed “You must see him live!” He has performed at house concerts, churches, coffeehouses, concert venues, fairs, festivals, nightclubs, restaurants — just about everywhere in the minstrel’s milieu.
It has been said that “Joel Cage plays every song he plays exactly the same way: differently.” Each show is a unique performance. “Joel puts on a show you are sure you will never see again. Every time.” (Ray Brady, Dedham Square Coffeehouse)
He has appeared at some of the most prestigious folk and acoustic venues and festivals in the country, including the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas where he was awarded top prize in the Kerrville New Folk Competition. Among his many accolades: the top prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, three time winner of the USA Songwriter’s Competition, and multiple nominations for the Boston Music Awards.
Joel Cage currently has five CDs in release. Visit joelcage.com for more info.
Concert tickets are $20. A pre-concert dinner is available for $25. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. Call 802-247-4295 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations or for more information. Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Road, Brandon.
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