Joseph Isaacs
author, musician, and organizer of
the Music Matters Showcase
Four different acts take turns playing 4 song sets each and
then going back around.  Its an eclectic mix of music, all of
it wonderful.  Showcases are free,but donations to Bread for
the City for the Home are accepted.
Where/when/who is playing the Music
Matters Showcase besides Joseph Isaacs?

Mad City Coffee House, 10801 Hickory Rd Columbia MD Saturday  
(look for the Long and Fosters Sign)

Jan 16th Rick Millman, DL Weiner, Peggy Brennan
Feb 6th Dejon, Having Fun, Kevin Stanley
Feb 20th Lisa Fenstemacher, Kathleen Stanley, Jennifer Parde

March 19th Dominic LaRocca, Caitie Adler with Noah Pierre,
Brown-Smith Vibration
April 16th Jon Patton, Tomas Dragon (gypsie music), Rick LaRocca
May 7th Having Fun, Dejon, Elizabeth Fixsen, TBA
May 21st  Lisa Fenstemacher, Kathleen Stanley, Jennifer Parde

(extra showcase at mad city 1st saturday in August, novem

Directions to all gigs and links to bands playing  are at the  bottom of
this page
These gigs are all free - donations to Bread for the City for the
Homeless are graciously accepted

*each performer plays 2 4 song sets of songs, concerts end times are
approximate might be a bit earlier or later
Email me at:
Mad City Coffee House
10801 Hickory Ridge Road
Columbia MD 21044
Look for the Long & Fosters- its tucked in a plaza and hard to
see from the road.  Its across from HCC.

From 95 (between Baltimore and DC) take route 32 West and
then take Broken Lands Parkway North to Hickory Ridge Road.   
(From route 29 you will be taking Broken Lands Parkway West).
Take Broken Lands Parkway towards Hickory Ridge RD.

Turn left on Hickory Ridge (it only goes in one direction).   Take
Hickory Ridge RD past Howard Community College and right
after Sunny Spring Rd there is a Long and Fosters on your left.  
That is Hickory Ridge Plaza where Mad City is tucked next to a
chinese restaurant.  Let the Madness BEGIN!
Link to Bread for the City
Click this link to the
lyrics of Joseph Isaacs
Genie in a Bottle live full band mp3
Love is an Ocean full band mp3
Rewind mp3
What if my name Wasn't Joe mp3
Soul Hosts by Joseph Isaacs

My book m
ade the best seller's list on Random House's YouWriteOn
Harper Collin's authonomy website and won a review from Harper Collins.
Here are some quotes from the review:

"15 years ago, in a bid to strengthen his power and obtain complete control
of magic across Helos, the Dracon slayed his finest mages and tried to
steal their souls. But instead of following his bidding, the mages’ souls
scattered throughout the land, entering the bodies of infant children. These
children, now grown, are thrown into action when it becomes clear that the
Dracon is planning to take control again. With little knowledge of each
other or the ties that bind them all together, they must fight to save the
balance of the world as they know it, and ward off the threat of an even
darker evil...

There is definitely promise here, and a depth of background which makes it
clear you have put a lot of effort into creating this world
The battle scene at the end is absolutely triumphant. It had me on the edge
of my seat, and it is without a doubt where your no-nonsense style worked
best. What made it all the better was that the outcome was in no way
predictable – at no point could I have sat back and thought ‘oh, I know what’
s coming next."

Here is the beginning of Soul Hosts:

Reflected in the exterior of the tavern’s window, Wayden glimpsed his
pursuer’s red eyes burning beneath a darkened cowl, the spider shaped hilt
of his sword peeking out from beneath the cover of his robe.  

Wayden swallowed and increased his pace, his worn leather shoes scuffing
against cobblestone, sweat racing down his forehead, stinging his eyes,
dampening his tunic’s collar.

“He’s following me!” Wayden said to Kolram.

The wizard spoke softly from within Wayden's mind, “’Tis a coincidence.”
Kolram was trying to hide his fear, but Wayden could sense it, co-mingling
with his own, like his anxiety had an echo.   
"Come on, Kolram," Wayden said. "I can tell you're scared too."
“Try changing direction.”

Wayden veered right at the cartwright’s shop and left at the smithy's.
Squinting back through the sunlight, he spotted his stalker jostling through
a crowd of market-goers.

I'm going to die, Wayden thought. I'm going to die, I'm going to die.

Email me if you are interested in reading more
, I'll send you a free copy of
the latest draft

Also work on Soul Hosts II has begun. Chapters 1 to 12 are complete.