Joe Kaplow (2019 program)

Faith Petric Stage – Auditorium / 7:00 - 7:30

Joe Kaplow is both a very talented singer-songwriter and a wealth of folk knowledge. In his set, he will perform original songs as good as the best out there, then drop into a hundred year old song performed note for note off of a Doc Watson record.

Singer/songwriter Joe Kaplow lives in a four-acre mansion in the hills of Santa Cruz. Of course, he shares the space with a group of hippies, some rats, and some very dilapidated floors and walls… but it does have a swimming pool.

For Kaplow, becoming a full-time musician – and adopting the lifestyle that often accompanies it – didn’t happen by accident. Having moved from farm life and family in New Jersey to the rich Santa Cruz music community, Kaplow has often found himself living paycheck to paycheck as he departs on three-month U.S. solo tours, records music in various bedrooms of the house where he lives, rehearses with his new band and writes constantly, dedicating himself fully and lovingly to the craft of songwriting.