Joe Goodkin's Odyssey Folk Performance

  • Columbia University, 516 Hamilton Hall

Joe Goodkin's Odyssey is a 30 minute original musical composition for solo acoustic guitar and voice. 

Drawing on his years of writing and recording original rock music and his Bachelor's Degree in Classics/Ancient Greek from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Joe's performance represents in a contemporary musical mode both the abridged plot and the performance circumstances of Homer's original oral composition of The Odyssey.

Part lecture, part musical performance, and part interactive discussion, the centerpiece of Joe's program is a 30 minute continuous performance of 24 original songs with lyrics inspired by Odysseus' famous exploits.