Songwriter Joe Crookston to play free concert Friday at FPL

Joe Crookston / Courtesy photo

A standout from the 2013 Fayetteville Roots Festival will be back in town for a free show in Fayetteville this weekend.

New York songwriter Joe Crookston, who performed multiple times during the roots fest that year, is set to perform at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16 in the Walker Room at Fayetteville Public Library.

Crookston made quite an impression at his Fayetteville performances.

Here’s what our reviewer Kevin Kinder said about him back then:

I only watched Joe Crookston perform four songs. But he so thoroughly captured the attention of the room I would have watched him for a week, I think. Having never heard a song by him before, I think it was the utter surprise of a man overwhelming a room with earnestness and charm that really struck me in this environment.

Crookston, who also conducted a songwriting residency at FPL in 2014, has been writing songs for decades. His 2008 release Able Baker Charlie & Dog won the Folk Alliance International Album of the Year.

His performance on Friday at the library is free to attend, and open to the public.

For a bit more info about the artist, visit