Ithaca-based singer-songwriter Joe Crookston writes heartfelt story-songs that transport his listeners to a variety of different worlds. The topics of his stories range from personal to fictional to historical, all of which are delivered in a pleasing folk-music setting. His music is reminiscent of the folk revival of the 60's, calling to mind artists such as Neil Young, Tim Buckley, and Cat Stevens — with a bit of old-time country thrown into the mix. Listening to Crookston's music at home is always welcomed, of course, but in the words of the artist himself, to really experience his work, "you gotta come to the show."
Joe Crookston is performing with Fred Vine on Saturday, March 1, 7:30 p.m. at Café Veritas, 220 S. Winton Road. $10-$18. cafeveritas.org.