JOE YOGA [press]
Joe Yoga is a songwriter, stage performer, poet and visual artist from NYC. For almost 20 years, he has been bringing his music and art to NYC’s stages, festivals, subway platforms, and gallery walls. His unique songwriting style and passionate performances have made him and favorite of and a fixture at venues across the city. He has performed at The Bell House, The Knitting Factory, The Bitter End, Pianos, Cake Shop, The Antifolk Festival at Sidewalk Cafe, The Kraine Theater, Under St Marks, Silent Barn, Spike Hill, Galapagos, and countless others.
He is working these days mainly in black and white, guitar, cassette tape, hand claps, acrylic, and the burdens of rage, love, and exhaustion towards "a sort of land-where-blues-began attentiveness to the half-broken heartbeat of a sound" (Nick Courage, A Mutual Respect Books and Music).
As a stage performer he has worked with playwright Natalie Underwood in her production of A Wendy Story, which will be doing a two week run at Under St. Marks Theater in July 2012. In 2010 he was featured in Ms. Underwood's play Buckle Up, in Kill the Band (Audience Choice Award Winner, 2010 Frigid Festival) and Ramblings of a Gentleman Scumbag (Imperial Award / Donor's Choice, 2010 Frigid Festival).
He produces an annual Christmas spectacular, "A Very Yoga Christmas", which celebrates its 10th anniversary on December 21, 2017.