Summer music series kicks off with Todd native
The Todd Community Preservation Organization is so excited to be kicking off the Todd Summer Concert Series on June 11 featuring local artist, Joseph Houck. This is the first time that Joseph is joining the concert series and so we want everyone to get to know a little more about him and his music.
Joseph grew up on Clyde Houck Road in Todd, attending Ashe County High and then Appalachian State University. Guided by his older brother, he started playing guitar and singing when he was 14.
Joseph is a singer/songwriter known for his relatable lyrics that celebrate all aspects of being alive. Having grown up in the mountains of North Carolina, much of Joseph’s music is inspired by traditional mountain music but his music spans many different genres including folk, blues and rock and roll. As many mountain musicians do, he enjoys partnering with other songwriters and musicians. His most frequent collaborator is Jeff Martin of Jefferson, NC, a versatile songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who will join Joseph on stage in Todd.
In 2015, Joseph completed his first album, Roam. The album includes eleven songs bound by a theme of travel and each song includes a different “vessel” by which the travel occurs. See if you can figure out what each one is.
Joseph Houck loves to perform live and is very excited about playing in his hometown, Todd. Here is what he says about his performances:
“My greatest joy comes from writing a song that powerfully affects the listener. It’s thrilling to feel you’ve communicated something beautiful or exciting – a thought, an experience, an emotion – in a new way. Performing live is the ultimate fun! My goal is to deliver a dynamic set with varied tempos, arrangements, and genres. There’s nothing like connecting to the audience and feeling a kind of collective therapy.” – Joseph Houck
Be sure to come and listen to Joseph and Jeff perform on June 11 in Cook Park in downtown Todd from 6-8:00 pm. The concert is free! Bring a chair or blanket. Food will be available for purchase. Many thanks to our concert sponsor, GoPostal West Jefferson. We appreciate your support!
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