Joe D'Urso


October 5, 2023

October News Update - Shows (50!) & More Shows! Bruce, Jesse and "Thurman"

I hope this update/email finds you well as we are enjoying summer-like weather here in the NJ/NY area. I am sitting in my dining room area while I type this up and it's around 10:30pm. I have the screen door open (dresses are waving and swaying) and the overhead fan is on and it feels like a summer night and not two weeks into autumn night! I know, I know, it will change on the stop of a dime as I am sure next week I will have the heat on to chase away the morning chill!

I am not going to spend too much time writing up paragraph after paragraph as I have a LOT of shows below to share as all those pandemic thoughts of "will I ever get busy again?" have been kicked to the curb once and for all. :)

I have to say BIG THANKS to everyone who has picked up a copy of "Thurman" at a live show or downloaded it from a streaming service. Myself and Stone Caravan are really proud of this record and look forward to performing these songs for a long time to come. Some of these songs will make it on to the NEW LIVE record that we'll be recording in February of '24 with a June of '24 release. We hope!

Thanks as well to everyone who came out to our summer shows after I returned home from Europe and the "specialty show" (Gordon Lightfoot Tribute) as that was a real blast to perform with Chris, Michelle and David. I had no idea what the real words were to "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" but now I know!

Lastly, sending out healing vibes to The Boss/Bruce Springsteen and hope he recovers fully and quickly as so many of us who get on stage owe a BIG amount to him. I saw him twice this summer (Munich and East Rutherford) and he always makes me feel good about being a smart 15 year old and hitching my wagon to a tremendous "horse"!

Keep our dear buddy Jesse Malin in your thoughts as well and if you can please support any of the funds set up to help with medical costs please do. Jesse has been there for so many people over the years and we pray and hope for his full recovery. P.M.A. all the way!

Thank you for all the support and I send and all my best,
Joe D

Upcoming Show/Events - 50 Shows!
All info at

Saturday, October 7, 2023 - Joe Solo
GOODSTOCK '23 - Rockland GAA

160 Old Orangeburg Road, Orangeburg, NY
Showtime: 4pm - An all-star cast honoring the greatest music performers who have passed away.
Benefit concert for People to People Food Bank. This show is outdoors but the stage and audience is covered by the Pavilion.

Sunday, October 8, 2023 - Joe Solo
WMSC 90.3FM - The Voice of Montclair State University

Joe will guest with Tom Kaminski on his Back to the Future show
which runs from 6pm-9pm and Joe will be on around 7pm for talk and songs.

Friday, October 13, 2023 - Joe and Seth Saltzman
Private Benefit House Concert for Light of Day Foundation

New York, New York

Saturday, October 14, 2023 - Joe Solo
Molly's House Concert Series

Chicago, Illinois
Showtime: 7pm - For ticketing and all information, please contact: [email protected].

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - Joe Solo
Daryl's House

Pawling, New York
Showtime: 7pm
Joe will be supporting the wonderful James Maddock and band at this great venue.

Saturday, October 21, 2023 - Joe Solo
The Brooklyn Music Shop House Concert

Brooklyn, New York
Showtime: 8pm
Opening Show: Rick Fink
Contact Don Duggan as reservations are required for this show.

Saturday, October 28 2023
Light of Day Canada Final Farewell

Tap's Brewhouse - Joe Solo
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Tickets: $25 - at door only
Joe will be joining a bunch of LOD Canada friends and family for a great sendoff after 15 years of raising funds and spirits in The Great White North!

Sunday, November 5, 2023 - JD&SC
Hamilton Park House Concerts

Staten Island, New York
Showtime: 3pm / Tickets: $30 in advance.
Email: [email protected] for payment and location info.

Saturday, November 11, 2023 - Joe and Seth Saltzman
Private Benefit House Concert for WhyHunger

Bergen County, New Jersey
with Tom Chapin, Willie Nile, Joe D'Urso, Seth Saltzman and others.

Sunday, November 12, 2023 - Joe and Seth Saltzman
Benefit Concert for WhyHunger

Zion Lutheran Church
215 Elm Ave, Rahway, New Jersey
Showtime: 2pm - Tickets: $25
Songwriters in the Circle show with two different circles as there will be 8-10
great folks on the bill! So far confirmed is Bob Polding, Jake Thistle, Sharon Lasher, Joe D and Seth with more to come soon! Thank You to Asbury Audio for sponsoring sound!

Saturday, November 18, 2023 - Joe Solo
Albertus Magnus Hall of Fame Ceremony

Bardonia, New York

Light of Day Europe 2023 with James Maddock, Joe D'Urso & Williams Honor performing at every show. Support by Rob Dye. LOD Europe joined by songwriters/bands at each show.

Saturday, November 25, 2023
The Strike - Oskarshamn, Sweden

with BBBand and Hans Ludvigsson

Sunday, November 26, 2023
Medley - Malmo, Sweden

with True Lies and Trond Svedsen

Monday, November 27, 2023
Bartof Station - Copenhagen, Denmark

with Freddy & The Phantoms

Tuesday, November 28, 2023
The Upstage - Dorphof, Germany

with Martin Praetorius

Wednesday, November 29, 2023
B22 - Melle, Germany

with Martin Praetorius

Friday, December 1, 2023
Sala Luttazzi - Trieste, Italy

with The Italian Job

Saturday, December 2, 2023
Teatro Rossini - Lugo, Italy

with The Italian Job

Sunday, December 3, 2023
Teatro dell'Oratorio - Figino Serenza, Italy

with The Italian Job

Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Hangar 27 - Edegem, Belgium

Thursday, December 7, 2023
Smokey Joe's - Cheltenham, England

with Mick Kemp, Tom Brooksby

Friday, December 8, 2023
The Pavilion - Leicester, England

with Mick Kemp, Tom Brooksby

Saturday, December 9, 2023
Tiffany Underground Bar - Llandudno, Wales

Sunday, December 10, 2023
Dockers - Dublin, Ireland

with Ben Reel, Aidan Coleman

January 2024 - Info Coming Soon:
Light of Day NYC
LOD WinterFest (Asbury Park/Red Bank)
LOD North Jersey
LOD Philadelphia
LOD Rockland

February 10, 2024
The Turning Point - JD&SC

469 Piermont Avenue, Piermont, New York
Showtime: 8pm / Tickets: $30
Get tickets now as this show will sell out as it will be recorded for a new live record release!

March 2024
Info Coming Soon:
LOD Palm Island

June 29, 2024 - JD&SC
The Wonder Bar

Asbury Park, New Jersey
**Joe D's 60th Birthday Bash and Concert... more info and on sale date soon**

July 2024
SummerFest - Milwaukee

Date coming soon as JD&SC return!

Joe's Annual European Summer Tour '24
July 10 - August 3

Various countries to be announced soon...