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23
Sept
Joel Rafael -  AMA Show

Music City Roots AmericanaFest - My Brain On Americana

by Craig Havighurst

Our ration of folk music was served by the utterly likeable and sincere Joel Rafael. He sang of sitting in jail in 1960s Portland (street cred!). His ties to Woody Guthrie were on bright display during the Okemah, OK setting of "Sticks & Stones." It was extraordinary to have Greg Leisz, a past AMA instrumental winner and icon of the pedal steel backing Joel up with sparkling strings...

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