The Joel Zoss Trio will be in concert on Saturday, August 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the Katharine Cornell Theatre on Spring street in Vineyard Haven.

Tickets are $20 and include a free compact disc. Advance tickets are available at Alley’s, Aboveground Records and Midnight Farm.

Joel Zoss has enjoyed a worldwide cult following as a master songwriter since Bonnie Raitt recorded his Too Long at the Fair and I Gave My Love a Candle. His songs have sold millions of copies, earning him two gold records, and have been acquired and licensed by institutions as diverse as Muzak and the Smithsonian Institution. He is a National Endowment for the Arts Fellow of Creative Writing and a PEN short story award winner. His recordings are currently available on BMG/SONY as imports from Japan, in the United States on Catalan, Rounder, Critique, DM and through the Smithsonian; and at CD Baby, iTunes, and many other sites online. His album Lila (2008) was produced by June Millington, leader of the legendary group Fanny.

Since 2007 Mr. Zoss has appeared frequently with B.B. King in theaters across the country. In addition, he has performed and recorded with many highly regarded artists including James Taylor, David Bromberg, Bonnie Raitt, Todd Rundgren, Kate Taylor and Howling Wolf.

As a solo artist and with the Joel Zoss Trio (Guy DeVito, bass, and Billy Klock, drums), he has appeared at landmark folk and national venues from Manhattan’s The Living Room to the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur. For details, see online