The Best of 2014

A Year In Review



Sunday, April 27th, I hosted an hour of Funny Songs at the New England Folk Festival in Mansfield, MA.  It was a really good session. To the left is a picture of my merry crew, Steve Suffet, Paul Kaplan and myself. My shirt says "Shtick Happens."  And so it does. Sol Weber also joined us for the session.
Maybe you will join us there next year.
I hope you do.





Here is a taste of what happened on April 6

I Wish Woody Guthrie Was Here

The Second Annual Woody Guthrie Brooklyn Hoot
April 6, 2014
at the
Jalopy Theatre & School of Music

 My good friend and singing partner Steve Suffet produced both the recent Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie events. Thank you, Steve, for inviting me to be part of these two memorable evenings of song, tribute and community.

Singing together and creating community is the magic of music Woody and Pete represented. It is a gift we got to share during these performances.

We will be a third Brooklyn Hoot in April of 2015.  Stay tuned!

Coalition Against the
Rockaway Pipeline (CARP)

Sometimes fighting the good fight means supporting projects that pay legal bills. That's what this benefit concert was all about.

Artists and activists shared a night raising money, educating and making music on Friday night, February 28th.

For more information about what you can do to stop this lethal threat to our lives and environment, click on this link to the CARP website.

Here's video and pictures from that evening:

Don't Frack with Me  /  Joel Landy
Anyone Can Do It  /  Joel Landy

Photos by Edie Kantrowitz

Friday, March 14


Friday, May 2
at New Utrecht High School

New Utrecht's
Got Talent!


New Utrecht
High School's
International Show

I have been performing in my high school's talent showcases for years. This time I led off the show with a tribute to Pete Seeger.

New Utrecht's community has always been heavily influenced by the immigrant experience. What a perfect time to sing Woody's
"This Land Is Your Land."

Sunday, March 23
The United Nations Association
of Queens presented an

Earth Day Celebration
at the
Queens Museum of Art

Joel Landy and Redwood Deli owner Dan Unter

A delightful time was had by all in Kew Gardens on Sunday afternoon, February 16 and again on Sunday, March 9 at Redwood Deli. The deli's owner, Dan Unter is a proud papa who owns a store space perfect for hosting likeminded parents who would like someplace to go with their little ones on a Sunday afternoon. Dan coordinated this initial event inviting parents and their children from the
Forest Hills Mommies and Daddies Yahoo Group.
I provided music for children of all ages and we all had fun.
We will be doing this again. Stay tuned, and bring your little ones! 
Thanks, Dan for providing the space.
Redwood Deli is located at 118-18 Queens Blvd, Forest Hills.