Joe Crookston has long been a Folkus favorite. Based in Ithaca, Crookston is a multi-instrumentalist, and his mastery of guitar, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, mandolin, and accordion fuses both contemporary and traditional elements.

Crookston is an honest and authentic folk singer and songwriter. His songs have a way of cutting through the outside noise and right to the core of a person's soul and conscious.