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)

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, Laurence Baer, Brown-Smith Vibration
November 1st Paul Harrison,  Rick Millman, DL Weiner

November 15th Dominic LaRocca, Carlos Cyneiros, Ronald Mariano’s
RBC Band (Jimi Hendrix cover band)

Dec 20th Paul & Lisa Fenstamacher, 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 risked a glance, forking right at the fishmonger’s shop.
The stranger trailed, his body tall and straight, face covered by the shadow from his cowl.

       Wayden raced down the road leather shoes pounding off the cobblestones. Sweat beaded
his brow, stinging his eyes. The wattle-and-daub buildings provided shade, yet his tunic was
soaked with the salty sweat of fear.

"What do you think, Kolram? Am I just being silly?" Wayden hated to ask the opinion
of the know-it-all wizard. No one ever said it would be easy to have a wizard’s consciousness
residing in his mind. Then again, no one else could truly be an expert on the matter. No one had
ever been in this situation, with the exception of Wayden’s kidnapped twin brother.

        Kolram thoughts echoed through Wayden’s mind, in the sonorous tone, the pompous old
wizard always used. "Unfortunately, your fears may not be unfounded. The man could be aware
you host me. Have you noticed the arrests for unauthorized magic has increased of late?"
       “I’m not blind, Kolram.”

        Posters, parchment, gossip and the town crier had been spreading the news that the
Helesian Guard was offering handsome bounties on magi.

       Kolram thought,
"Go into one of the shops. See if he follows."
Link to the rest of the book:

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the rest of the novel