March 9th, 2020 9pm Stage 1
"Just like a thunderbolt from the 70’s - a classic folk extravaganza” – ComeHereFloyd.com
"You're really coming into your own" - John Platt - WFUV
Born of Italian immigrants and union activists, Joe Iadanza understands the passionate struggle of the American dream. With a voice recalling Cat Stevens and Harry Chapin and songs that hearken to the impassioned storytelling of Springsteen and Leonard Cohen, this Long Island native’s music is rooted in classic folk: honest and raw.
Joe is an Interfaith minister and yogi as well as a singer-songwriter, counseling individuals and small groups, leading retreats, and having performed at hospitals for terminal adults and children, and also within the autistic community. He’s also a founding board member of United We Om, a non-profit that has brought yoga and meditation to over 10,000 people in trauma impacted and underserved populations.
Joe’s return to the road in 2019 is marked by the July release of his third studio album, Common Man. With words and music by Iadanza, Common Man is a folk-rock love letter about trust, starting over, and charting new relationships. Filled with deeply personal stories, rich symbolism, anthemic hooks, and a classic production vibe, this beautiful sounding record is a leap forward for Iadanza in terms of songwriting, delivery, and production.