Joe Goodkin's Odyssey is a 35 minute original musical composition for solo acoustic guitar and voice.  

Drawing on his Bachelor's Degree in Classics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his years as a professional musician, 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 35 minute continuous performance of 24 original songs with lyrics inspired by Odysseus' famous exploits.

Joe has performed his Odyssey over 360 times in all 50 U.S. states, Canada, Greece, Italy, and The Netherlands, and has been honored with several ASCAP Composers awards. Joe has adapted the performance for the Zoom/streaming learning environment

You can read an article Joe wrote about being a modern bard at the journal Eidolon and he has also adapted the Iliad into a song cycle called The Blues of Achilles.

To inquire regarding booking a performance of the Odyssey (or anything else) please contact Joe at joe(at)joesodyssey.com

SEE THE ODYSSEY

Previous events

Jan25

UC-San Diego

San Diego, CA

Details TBA

Jan24

UC-San Diego

San Diego, CA

Details TBA

Nov28

University of Illinois

Chicago, IL

Classroom Show

Nov13

Pomfret School

Pomfret, CT

Classroom show

Nov8

Oklahoma State University

201 Old Central, Stillwater, OK

Oct26

Brigham Young University

1102 Jesse Knight Building, Provo, UT

Oct24

University of Oregon

Knight Library Browsing Room, 1501 Kincaid St, Eugene, OR

Sep26

Valencia College- East Campus

Room 5-111, Orlando, Florida

Free and open to the public

Sep18

University of Illinois

Chicago, IL

Classroom Show

Jul25

National Jr. Classical League Convention

White Hall 206 - Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Jul23

National Jr. Classical League Convention

Harland Cinema - Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Apr29

Maryland Junior Classical League Convention

Easton High School, 723 Mecklenburg Ave, Easton, MD

Apr20

University of Illinois

Chicago, IL

Class show

Mar9

Germantown Friends School

Germantown Friends School, 31 W. Coulter Street, Philadelphia, PA

Classics Day

Nov16

The Woodstock Academy

Woodstock, CT

Private Show

Nov15

Pomfret School

Pomfret, CT

BUY THE ODYSSEY

Purchase the full-length recording:
At joegoodkin.com by clicking HERE 
At iTunes by clicking HERE 

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