Connecting Chords Music Festival presents Joel Mabus

The Connecting Chords Music Festival is proud to present folk singer/songwriter Joel Mabus on Friday, September 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bronson Park Rotary Stage in downtown Kalamazoo.

Joel Mabus is a maverick in the folk music world. An award-winning singer, 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 flatpicked fiddle tune or old ukulele song — all skillfully blended into a seamless flow. One fan said, β€œIt’s music from the heart that hits you right between the eyes.”

A mainstay on the folk circuit these past 40 years, Joel has 27 albums to his credit; the latest is “Time & Truth”.

This event is free to the public. Donations will be accepted.


Produced by the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music – a nonprofit arts organization in Kalamazoo, Michigan – the Connecting Chords Music Festival events center around the common convictions and threads that draw our community together: the importance of cultural traditions, human dignity, and the increased understanding of various faith traditions.

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