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San Diego Reader: Woody Guthrie Called it Music About Folks

Joel Rafael -  San Diego Reader

...and Valley Center's Joel Rafael agrees, finally plays a hometown show

In 1972, folkie Joel Rafael planted roots in Valley Center, where he built a home studio, Lilac Sound. In 2000, he signed to Jackson Browne's Inside Recordings label, which in April of this year released his ninth album, Baladista.

Rafael has opened shows for Browne, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow, and Crosby, Stills & Nash. He's been invited to appear September 17 at the 16th annual Americana Music Festival and conference near Nashville, along with Loretta Lynn and Steve Earle.

But, for the first time in the four decades, Rafael will finally play a hometown show. . .

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