A Window Shoppers’ Xmas with Joe Flood and George Breakfast
Playing a variety of stringed instruments, Joe Flood delivers original material in what Karen Schoemer in the New York Times called “a gravelly voice that perfectly straddles the fence between country and the blues.” His songs inhabit a place where folk and blues roots meet the craft of Tin Pan Alley and the soul of the street. They have been covered by artists as diverse as the New Orleans style jazz band The Flying Neutruinos and Alt Country Chanteuse Laura Cantrell. His individual style has made him a favored co-writer of Levon Helm of the legendary group The Band as well as producer/guitarist Eric “Roscoe” Ambel.
George Breakfast has always loved singing and has always had tunes going through his head….so he has written innumerable songs and sings them to anyone who will listen….people often like them when they hear them….which gives George temporary relief…he lives with his daughter and his youngest son and a great deal of scrap paper…..he is happiest talking with his children or embarked on a new song….he suspects his continued existence in this world is a clerical error, of no great consequence…he strives to remain humbly grateful… His albums include ‘The Bumpy Road to Love’, ‘Contrary & Western’, ‘Keep the Whole Thing Going’ and ‘Bottled Smoke’