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.
Come hear great  free music!
(voluntary donations for homeless accepted)
Mad City Cafe             
6:30 to 9:30PM
10801 Hickory Ridge Rd.
Columbia, MD 21044

When/who is playing besides Joseph Isaacs?

Dec 15th Billy J Carter, Dominic LaRocca,
Monica Mathern
Jan 19th Lyric Response, DL Weiner, David
Feb 2nd Denee Barr Timeless Fusion Band,
Kathy Stanley, Rob Hinkal
Feb 16th Laurence Baer, Double Take, TBA
March 16th Doug Alan Wilcox, TBA
April 20th TBA
May 4th Dominic LaRocca, TBA
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
Bread for the City Homeless
Click this link to my lyrics
Soul Hosts I by Joseph Isaacs is Published! Click this to check it out. Soul
Hosts on Amazon

An older version of my book made the best seller's list on Random House's YouWriteOn, got selected off
the slush pile by Baen for deeper review, and by  Harper Collin's authonomy website and won a review
from Harper Collins. Here is 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."
Soul Hosts I will be out soon on the Kindle.

Also work on Soul Hosts II is well under way.
Published short stories on Cafe Lit (pg-13?):
Decaf by Joseph Isaacs (breaks the fourth

French Press by Joseph Isaacs (Dark)
A link to a video of Grateful for the Rain