The Folkey Monkey is an acoustic singer/songwriter concert series started by Joe Rathburn in 2005. Most always held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, each show features Joe hosting and performing with a guest. They share the stage and trade original songs back and forth all night, jamming as they go, mixing in cover songs on a theme which is chosen by the guest.
Occasionally, Joe will present an artist in a Folkey Monkey Presents Concert format, simply opening the show, giving that particular artist the bulk of the evening to themselves. Examples of that format are Rupert Wates, David Wilcox, Susan Werner, Michael Peter Smith, Trio de Janeiro, and Jack Williams.
During a typical Folkey Monkey format night, percussionist Jeff Stasny, and bassist Jim Reeves accompany Joe and his guest.
Shows are held at: VISION, 4780 Mission Gorge Place, Suite H, San Diego, CA 92120. Vision is a Center for Spiritual Living which rents out it's sanctuary for various performing arts events. Contact John Kurko for more information. The room seats 200 comfortably, features a great sound system, nice lighting, and a Steinway grand piano. A green room and full kitchen are available as well.
Below you'll find a map, and pictures of past Folkey Monkey evenings. Be sure to visit the Welcome Page to sign up on Joe's mailing list so as not to miss any of the action.