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Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Cello Madness Congress: Winter Warmer!

Hello Cello lovers! The big day is tomorrow.

The last Cello Madness Congress of the year will be December 10 2014. That's tomorrow! You  can get tickets in advance at cellomadness.eventbrite.com or at the door. $10-20 sliding scale, cash only. 
GoPro, makers of the popular sports/action video cameras, are coming to take some footage and make a music video!
Mike Kepka from the San Francisco Chronicle will be there covering the show! 
This is one you are not going to want to miss!

Check out this video of the Cello Street Quartet from a previous Cello Madness Congress: 

Get all the details at: cellomadness.eventbrite.com
or read on...
"The Cello MADNESS Congress: Winter Warmer!!"
$10-20 at the door
Advance tickets for $10 & $15 at 
***doors open at 7:30 pm***
Show 8 pm to midnight
50 Mason Social House 
50 Mason St 
San Francisco, CA 
1 block from Powell St BART - take public transit!
Misha Khalikulov (cello)
Amelia Romano (harp)
Joshua Mellinger (percussion)
 An electrifying trio, StringQuake brings a new sound to today's world music scene. With electric lever harpist, Amelia Romano, cellist, Misha Khalikulov, and percussionist, Josh Mellinger, StringQuake's repertoire draws inspiration from the music traditions of the Americas, Greece, Africa, India, European classical, and the musical masters who have emerged from every corner of the globe. The groups unique instrumentation, original compositions, and dynamic arrangements give spice to their sound.
Folk’n Cello Experiment
Dave Huebner (cello) & Bruce Medhurst (didgeridoo)
Dave and Bruce have been making music together for years as part of a band in the Eastern Sierra, and this will be a very special duo performance of brand new tunes, improvisation, and experimentation.

Otto Mobile and the Moaners
Josh McClain and friends

Silver String Duo
The Silver String duo is a bay area violin and cello duo that mixes different styles of music.  Their mission is to inspire, entertain and create, using their hearts and their minds. Some of their musical influences have come from the world of classical, jazz, movie, pop, improv, and video game music. They are never afraid to try something crazy.

Joseph Chang (cello/beatbox/vocals)
beatboxing + cello = classical hip hop

And more...
Expect mystical moments of musical mayhem. Cellists improvising in ways you've never heard cello before.
There's only 75 tickets available. Tickets are $8 to $20 sliding scale, so if you're doing alright, support the art. First come, first served. Doors at 7:30 pm show starts at 8:00 pm .
A bit of background:The Cello Madness Congress is a loose knit group of cellists from around the bay area (70 members strong and growing!) who get together to write a new constitution of what is possible with the violincello or 'cello for short.
We play the instrument said to be most like the human voice and we create spontaneous, improvised, magical musical moments of pure ecstasy (the aural/auditory kind) that astound and amaze the listener's ear. We can go from a stately, majestic promenade of elf gods to a wild, erratic, frantic frenzy of whirling space gnomes dancing in eternity whilst seducing seahorses and sea cucumbers.
Our jams can depict the ephemeral wisps of smoke rising from a funeral pyre to the prismatic rainbow colored fanfare of a three ring circus complete with elephants and clowns.
We also read music arranged for cello. We invite all cellists to come and explore with us. Other instruments are welcome too, especially violin, viola, and upright bass.
Come and experience the magic for yourself! We meet in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Cello Bazar is at the Bazaar Cafe in San Francisco and soon we'll be taking over the world.We can be hired for parties, corporate events, weddings, bar mitzvahs, in home concerts, festivals, churches, retirement homes, grand openings, circuses, etc.

Friday, December 05, 2014

Check out this dope track by my friend Doramey Rogers aka Mr Rogers! Features CelloJoe!

Monday, September 29, 2014

“Rock the Moke” FUNdraiser 10/10 in Oakland
On Friday October 10th, The National Forest Foundation is presenting “Rock the Moke,” a FUNdraiser event for the Mokelumne River Restoration Fund.  The “Mighty Moke” supplies clean drinking water to the East Bay, and it needs our help! Enjoy musical entertainment from Grammy nominated P-Funk All Star Ronkat Spearman’s Katdelic, The Over Overs, and Cello Joe, live painting by Mónico Chávez and nosh on small plates from Celebrity Chef Michael Cook of À Côté and Rumbo Al Sur Restaurants.  Also featuring a silent auction with passes to popular festivals and concerts, vacations, wine, artwork, outdoor gear, and much more. All proceeds from this event will go towards projects that restore the watershed and protect our future supply of clean water in the East Bay.  It all happens Friday 10/10 at Leo’s in Oakland (Telegraph at 55th, in the Temescal neighborhood).

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Phases of the Moon Music & Art Festival Sep 11-14 2014

CelloJoe is excited to be heading to Chicago area for Phases of the Moon Music & Art Festival Sep 11-14 2014! 

Check out the Lineup!

And the Promo Video:

CelloJoe will be performing at the THE SANCTUARY:


Chicago people come say hi!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

CelloJoe's Schedule for Burning Man 2014!

CelloJoe's Schedule for Burning Man 2014:
Location: (2:00 & Esplanade) start then art car roaming the playa
Time: 1730h - 2030h

Location: (6:45 & Esplanade)
Time: 0900h - 1100h
Morning Meditation and Yoga Performance

Camp Everywhere
Location: (6:25 and Esplanade)
Time: 1600h - 1800h
BMO/BRAF [Burning Man Organization/Black Rock Arts Foundation] party

Sacred Spaces Village
Location: (4:00 & Gold)
Time: 0200h - 0300h (thursday night/friday early morning)
Tea Lounge.

Location: (8 & Esplanade)
Time: (18:30h - 19:15h)

Location: (6:45 & Esplanade)
Time: 19:45h - 20:45h

Here's a video from burning man 2011:

Monday, July 28, 2014

CelloJoe will be at Phases of the Moon Festival 2014!

CelloJoe will be at Phases of the Moon Festival 2014!
Sep 11-14 2014 in Danville, IL.
This is the inaugural year for phases of the moon!


Check it out and get tickets here: http://phasesofthemoonfestival.com

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Far West Fest 2014

Far West Fest 2014

Voted BEST MUSIC FESTIVAL IN MARIN year after year, the 9th Annual Far West Fest is happening July 26th in Point Reyes. With gates opening at 10am, for acoustic Sunrise Café Sessions, you’ll find three stages of top-notch, original music from national touring acts and up-and- coming talent in a variety of genres from Bluegrass to Hard Funk to Deep Americana.

The Far West Fest benefits worthy non-profits, including KWMR Radio, youth causes, West Marin Community Services and our home, Love Field. Come for wine tasting, artisan food delights (including oysters and BBQ), the award-winning, Roneil Powel Kidz Zone, and unique craft vending, all in a beautiful setting on a grassy, green site at the foot of Inverness Ridge. 

Early-bird discounted tickets and limited VIP options are on sale now. Please visit our website for line-up and more information.




Friday, June 27, 2014

Oregon Country Fair 2014!

CelloJoe will be performing at the Oregon Country Fair 2014!

July 11 5:45 PM - Morningwood Odditorium Stage
July 12 3:00 PM - Youth Stage
July 13 3:00 PM - Monkey Palace Stage

See ya there!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

High Sierra Music Festival?

High Sierra Music Festival?

CelloJoe will be acting as an artist liaison at High Sierra Music Festival. CelloJoe will not be officially playing at the festival, but there is a rumor floating around that he will be performing renegade style on his pedal powered sound system. CelloJoe was unavailable for comment at the time of this blog posting.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

CelloJoe and the Spaghetti O's (CelloJoe's jazz band) will play at The Revolution Cafe 3248 22nd St San Francisco CA (between Mission and Valencia) tonight at 8:30 pm until about 11:30 pm. 



Thursday, May 15, 2014


Riding to lightning in a bottle starting tomorrow. will be posting updates as often as possible.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Amadora CD Release Party and Hacked Organic Tonight!

Amadora CD Release Party and Hacked Organic Tonight!

CD Release party for Amadora:
 Facebook event page

Ride on a joyful wave of music, mudra and mantra as you celebrate and play with the many amazing faces of the Sacred Feminine for the Amadora “Dream Awake” CD release party and Ceremonial Concert! 

Join us for an evening of Fun, merrymaking and magic, with special guest performances by musicians, sacred temple dancers- featuring Thinley Wangmo as Kali and Ka Amorastreya as the winged one, plus hot spoken word by Kalila, Michaela Ivie "Miracula" as a comical fairy muse, Shamanic cheers- featuring Raina Satori Stewart and the amazing acrobats, Alice Belfore and Zach Beach, all during an interactive prayerformance by Amadora.

We invite you to open the portal and step through the gateway of your open heart to journey into Sacred and archetypal realms.

The Event will begin with a 40th bday live painting Ceremony by Tara Shorey in support of her art exhibit
"PAINTED PRAYERS" cards prints and originals available
-a collection of work that began on the turquoise trail."
please arrive by 6:30 starts at 7pm

Then Cello Joe will open up the eve with live music as we enjoy a mystic Bazaar/mythic marketplace where you will find yourself delighted by the magical gifts and offerings of the 13 moon sisters and their extended community of artisans including the visionary art of KA Amorastreya.

Stunning live projections and visuals by Stunami will support and enhance your experience and transport you into the mythic and archetypal realms throughout the Amadora "Dream Awake" Ceremonial concert!

Raw chocolates, and healthy superfood elixirs await you in the Goddess of Love lounge with Rhythmic Seed Organic Vegan Dancing Cuisine and Brilliant Elixirs.

After the show, we will dance into the night with ALIA

Bring your open heart and let all your senses delight!

Visit us at:

This one is all about interactive technology! I go on around 11pm
 Facebook event page
Hacked Organic (2.0!)
April 26th 
9 Langton St, SF
$15-20 sliding scale, at the door

Join us for the second annual investigation of art and music dedicated to the melding of traditional instruments and materials and new means of utilizing them. We've gathered musicians, makers and artists who've built their tools to best suit their needs, developed their own unique processes, and/or pushed their mediums to the greatest extent and we'd like to present them to you!

Langton Labs will be transformed into a fantastic art gallery, tea house, and musical venue for just one night. Prints and original works available for purchase.

Tea House by the Sound Cave Roadshow

TempoMachi (www.TempoMachi.com)
Sean Stevens and Ashley Newton (www.sustainablemagic.org)
Jamie Emerick (www.jamieemerick.com)
Heather Marie Scholl (www.heathermareischoll.com)
Calli Beck (www.callibeckdesign.com)
Erik Walker (www.erikwalker.us)
Deborah Yoon (www.deborahyoon.com)
Elena Kulikova (www.elenakulikova.com)
Shawn Feeney (www.shawnfeeney.com)
Alex Ember (www.alexember.com)
Jade 7.0 (www.jade-esc.com)
The Invisible Underground (www.theinvisibleunderground.com)
Michael Garlington (www.michaelgarlington.com)
Jonathan Barcan (www.jonathanbarcan.com)
Moldover's MicroMasher (www.moldover.com)

Spoken Bird (www.soundcloud.com/spokenbird)
Daniel Berkman (www.danielberkman.com)
Shovelman (www.shovelman.com)
Emperor Norton (too new to have a website)
Nikki Borodi (www.nikkiborodi.com)
Cello Joe (www.cellojoe.com)
Mr Left & Mr Right+Kevin Land (www.mrleftandmrright.com)

Looking forward to seeing your shining faces!

Thursday, April 03, 2014

get advance tickets at LetTheBigKidsPlay.eventbrite.com
you can use promo code "bigkids" for half off, but it is a fundraiser, so please purchase full price if you can afford it!

Thursday, March 06, 2014

CelloJoe and The Genie perform in the same place on the same night! 
March 22nd! 
Stay tuned for more details!

The Hive
4117 Judah Street
San Francisco California 94122

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Street team help in the Bay Area

If y'all wanna help promote for my CD Release Show at Awaken Cafe on March 1 2014, please print out these flyers and handbills and put them up! The show is in one week! Thanks so much for your help. Even if you just print one copy and put it up at work, it would be a HUGE help. THANK YOU!
Download PDF 8.5" x 11" full page poster

Download PDF 4up 8.5" x 11" Handbills

Download a .zip file of both PDFs and JPGs 

JPGs: (click the picture for full resolution image for printing if you can't print PDF. Make sure you save the image to your computer first, then open it in a JPG viewer and print.)
 full res image
 full res full page image

Friday, February 21, 2014

CelloJoe Promotional Video 2014

Here is my latest promo video for CelloJoe. It's just two minutes and features footage from Eclipse 2012 Festival Rainbow Serpent Festival, Symbiosis Gathering, Lucidity Festival, Burning Man, NYC, and riding down the road.

Please share, comment, like and enjoy.

- CelloJoe

Thursday, February 13, 2014


It's on like Donkey Kong for everyone located near Brisbane, QLD, Australia!
CelloJoe will be at Earth Pod Stage at 10 am on Saturday!
I'll see ya up at Earth Freq SOON!

Monday, February 03, 2014

New Collab with Bryonn Bain: ‘Got Things - CelloJoe & Bryonn Bain - Let Go Remix’

Please post your comments SoundCloud on this new remix by Bryonn Bain from Lyrics from Lockdown. While you're at SoundCloud.com/CelloJoe, go ahead and click follow.

Video remix by Indigo Bain: http://youtu.be/kIIjwFoS9PQ

- CelloJoe
FaceBook.com/CelloJoe <== like CelloJoe
Twitter.com/CelloJoe <== follow CelloJoe

Thursday, January 23, 2014

New album "Water Horse" available for free or pay what you like on bandcamp!

Check out the latest collaboration from CelloJoe and Narayan from Zion.
The duo is called Aesthetes. An aesthete is "a person who is appreciative of and sensitive to art and beauty."

 water horse

Listen for free and pay what you want to download:


CelloJoe at Rainbow Serpent Festival this weekend!

CelloJoe at Rainbow Serpent Festival this weekend!

CelloJoe will be part of the Loopy SteamFunk Rainbow Serpent Afternoon Soiree @ The Playground! 3:30 pm on Saturday and will perform again on Sunday at the Playground at 12:30 pm. 

If you can't make it to Rainbow Serpent, come to the Unofficial Loopy SteamFunk Garden Soiree Rainbow Playground Serpent Afterparty! 7:30 pm at Bar 303 303 High St Northcote VIC

CelloJoe will also be playing at the Queen Victoria Market on Wednesday Jan 29th from 4-8 pm. 

Feb 1 at a secret Rainbow Serpent Afterparty!  

Friday, January 03, 2014

CelloJoe vs Alex Kelly: a Cello Madness Duel

It's going to get dangerous...
A Cello Madness Duel: CelloJoe vs Alex Kelly 
January 10th 2014
Doors at 7:30. Show at 8pm.
$10-15 sliding scale. 

Two looping cellists. One beatboxing cellist. One with a PhD. Who will survive this duel? 

The only way to find out is to be there. Get advance tickets to guarantee your spot.