Fayetteville Public library hosts residency with songwriter Joe Crookston

One of the standout artists from last year’s Fayetteville Roots Festival is back in town for a three-day residency at Fayetteville Public Library.

New York songwriter Joe Crookston, who performed multiple times at last year’s festival, will lead several songwriting workshops, and will perform multiple free concerts at the library through Friday, July 11.

Crookston will also be on hand for a screening of Blue Tattoo, a documentary film inspired by his song of the same name that tells the story of Holocaust survivor Dina Jacobson and her struggle to relate her experiences to her young daughter. The screening is set for 2 p.m. Friday, July 11.

Crookston’s residency culminates with a full concert and CD release party for his new album Georgia I’m Here at 7 p.m. Friday in the library’s Walker Community Room.

The full schedule of Crookston’s performances this week is below.

For more information, visit faylib.org.

Joe Crookston at Fayetteville Public Library

What: Joe Crookston Family Concert (Preschoolers)
When: Thursday, July 10
Time: 10:30 a.m.

What: Joe Crookston Workshops Concert
When: Thursday, July 10
Time: 6:30 p.m.

What: Blue Tattoo Film Screening
When: Friday, July 11
Time: 2 p.m.

What: Joe Crookston Live In Concert at FPL
When: Friday, July 11
Time: 7 p.m.

Blue Tattoo trailer