Joe D'Urso


August 3, 2020

Summer 2020 - Coming Out of Hibernation... Kind of - LOD Canada August 6th, Park Ridge August 27th

Needless to say, I hope this message finds you well, healthy and somewhat happy as I think the kind of happy we all want is not very attainable at this present moment. It has been a very interesting four months as I, and maybe you, went "underground" at the start of April. I was thankfully involved in April and June with two interthons/telethons for the Rockland County-based food bank People to People and will be involved again with them in September (see below).

Besides those two events I really kept to myself as I have been working on my old barn a good deal of the time and also spent three weeks cleaning out my childhood home in Tappan, NY as we get ready to say goodbye to those four walls. Sad as that may be, the wonderful thing about good memories is that they stay with you as you move throughout life.

In case you missed messaging on Facebook/Instagram, I cancelled my annual Summer Tour of 22 shows that would have run from July 10th to August 3 which is today so it's as good of a day as any to be writing up an emailer! I also had to cancel the Rockland Bergen Music Festival which was to take place this year in September on Labor Day Weekend and also Light of Day Europe which was to take place from late November to mid-December. This is all due to COVID-19 and the travel restrictions that have been put in place. I, like many others, hope a vaccine will be on the market in early 2021 and then all the above shows can take place once again.

What I do have coming up though are five events, two online and three outdoors (socially distance rules in effect). It will be six months from my last concert (Turning Point) to these first shows. I can't remember the last time I have had that much time between gigs. I am going to say never dating back to November of 1989 when I first started out and we were called "Three Chords & The Truth" at that time!!

I hope you can tune in or stop by as I have listed all the information below. Please stay safe, wear your mask and I look forward to seeing you all on the other side of this lunacy!!

All my best,
Joe D

Thursday, August 6
Light of Day Canada
Songwriter's Circle Series: Season 1 Episode 4
(Final Show of Season 1)
8pm EST. Click on LOD Canada's Facebook page to tune in:
From LOD Canada: The final show of Season One is going to be a great, great show. Three great singer/songwriters: All the way from Minnesota, playing his first LOD show, Jake Mathison, Niagara's own Rick Rose, and our great friend and LOD soldier, from New Jersey, Joe D'Urso!

Thursday, August 27
Park Ridge Train Station/Gazebo 2020
Veterans Park - Park Ridge, NJ
Start time: 6:30pm and will end at 8pm
If there is rain, it will be moved to Davies Field Pavilion which is covered. Bring a chair or a blanket. Make sure to bring a mask as there will be social distance seating.

Saturday, September 12
People to People Food Drive
Time: 10am to 2pm
Venue: TBA
I will be performing solo and organizing a series of Rockland performers who will be helping out on two stages to help raise food and funds for Rockland County's main food bank, People to People. More info to follow!

Saturday, September 12
Molly's Outdoor House Concert Summer Series
Linden, NJ
Showtime: 6pm / Tickets: $25
*You must contact [email protected] for reservations as seating is limited with social distance seating.

Date TBA
Online Event with the SpringNuts
A one-hour concert highlighting songs I wrote and songs from Bruce and Little Steven. More information on this shortly!