Joel Mabus is an award-winning performing songwriter, folksinger, instrumentalist, and teacher. He’s played the seminal folk clubs from Cambridge to Berkeley, and the big folk festivals from Philly to Vancouver, offering wry, funny, and thought provoking songs, plus world-class instrumentals and engaging between-song banter. Joel was heard on the most recent "A Prairie Home Companion: broadcast from Detroit’s Fox Theater, where Garrison Keillor claimed he got the longest applause of anyone in the history of the show. Joel's 23 albums span a 40-year career; the latest is an award-winning clawhammer banjo album, “Pepper’s Ghost & Other Banjo Visitations,” released in the Fall of 2013. “Very quietly and under way too many people’s radar, Joel Mabus has spent the past 25 years building one of the most impressive bodies of work spanning both traditional and contemporary folk music,” says Sing Out!