Music and Comedy Night - Live Webcast Wednesday, July 23 6-9pm
7/22/2014 7:00:00 PM
Ziibiwing Cultural Center
Amateur Comedy Slam
Prizes to participants!
Music & Comedy
USI Insurance Services and Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel
Featuring Musical Guests:
Joe Reilly, Allison Radell
Joe Reilly is a singer, songwriter, and educator from Ann Arbor who writes songs from his heart. Joe’s
songs are playful, clever, engaging, joyful, and always have something meaningful to say. The core of his
message is an invitation to heal our relationships with our selves, with each other, and with the earth. Joe uses
his music to bring people together and build community across lines of race, class, gender, ethnicity, religion,
age, and nationality.
Joe is Italian, Irish, and Native American (Cherokee) and was raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan in a creative
household by musical parents who encouraged him to find his own voice. Joe loves to inspire others to do the
same and to water seeds of compassion, joy, wisdom, and peace in our collective consciousness through the
sharing of his music.
Joe has recorded seven albums of his music, including two children’s albums of environmental songs, Children
of the Earth (2007) and Let’s Go Outside (2011). In 2012 Joe recorded an album of traditional and
contemporary Native American songs with youth from the Dream Seekers youth program at American Indian
Health and Family Services in Detroit. Joe’s most recent album is Greyhound Bus Tour, released in May 2013
on the Earthwork Music label.
Find photos, music, and more at www.joereilly.org
Allison Radell is an inspiring and creative pianist, singer, and songwriter. She has studied classical and
jazz piano and enjoys playing a variety of genres. She performs with a jazz trio, a rock band, as a solo artist, and
as a duo with Joe Reilly. In addition to performing, Allison also teaches piano and hopes to one day open her
own music school. Allison (Powhatan) is also a fancy shawl pow wow dancer, and enjoys dancing for her
ancestors and elders in the sacred circle, remembering the contributions they have made to her life. She is
currently recording her first album of original songs.