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  6:30-9:
(look for the Long and Fosters Sign)
July 19th Carlos Cysneiros, Laurence Baer, DL Weiner

Aug 16th Daniel Gage, Bob Brill, Dr. R and the Outpatients

Aug 30th Dejon, Scott Sivakoff,  Paul Loether’s Silver Strings

Sept 20th Bucky Duster & James Sheets, Nick Depuy, Kathleen Stanley

October 18th Rick Larocca, Brown-Smith Vibration, TBA

Directions to all gigs and links to bands playing  are at the  bottom of
this pag
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 a fantasy novel by Joseph Isaacs


The City of Vilanos in the Kingdom of Fire and Light


                                               Chapter 1: The Gray Man

                       It be bad luck to be born on a Three Moons' Night –the cooper      
Was the man following him? Wayden turned right at the fish-monger’s shop. The
stranger trailed behind. The man wore an ochre cloak gripped tightly over his face, but
for a moment Wayden glimpsed grayish skin.

Wayden wiped sweat from his brow. The afternoon sun beat down on this unseasonably
hot autumn day and the one-story wattle-and-daub buildings provided little shade. Yet it
wasn’t the heat that made his tunic sodden with perspiration.

"I'm being silly. He just happens to be going the same way," he told himself. "Why
would anyone follow me? I'm just a nobody."

His scalp itched and he could feel the tell-tale throbbing in the back of his head. He
groaned to himself. Here comes Kolram, Grandmaster of Beast Tongue and Glimpser
magic, to share his profound wisdom. They ought to add Grandmaster of Annoyingness
to his many pompous titles.

Sure enough, Kolram's thoughts sounded, inside Wayden's skull, like a gong echoing in
the Temple of the Dragon.

Kolram thought, "Tis possible your fear is justified. The man could be aware you host
me. Have you noticed the number of arrests for unauthorized magic has increased of

Read the rest of the novel for free click here for a link