Joel Mabus to perform Saturday at Danville church

Thursday, October 1, 2009
Joel Mabus

DANVILLE -- The Keys, String & Other Things live music series is proud to present nationally known folksinger Joel Mabus in concert on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m.

The concert will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church, 95 N. Jefferson St., Danville (located one block north of the courthouse). Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for ages 16 and under.

Singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Mabus is a maverick in the folk music world. 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 fiddle tune or old Carter family song -- all skillfully blended into a seamless flow.

One fan said "It's music from the heart that hits you right between the eyes."

A mainstay on the folk circuit for 30 years, Joel has 19 albums to his credit. His latest, No Worries Now, was released this year. He has performed in concert with such folk music stars as John Prine, Joan Baez and Tom Paxton and has been featured at the top folk clubs and festivals, including the Philadelphia Folk Festival and Vancouver Folk Festival.

To learn more about Mabus, visit his Web site at For questions about the "Keys, Strings & Other Things" series, contact Sam Carman at or 317-892-4239.