The Blues of Achilles by Joe Goodkin

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Join us in the performance of The Blues of Achilles by Joe Goodkin!

The event will be held in The Chapel on April 11 at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Joe Goodkin is a Chicago-based singer/songwriter. He tours the country performing his one-man folk-opera interpretation of Homer’s Odyssey (over 300 performances in 43 US states, Canada, Greece, Italy, and The Netherlands) and for years released music under the name Paper Arrows (five records total). In 2020, he premiered a new classically-inspired work, The Blues of Achilles, a 17-song reimagining of Homer’s Iliad, and performed both classically-inspired works extensively during the pandemic in the Zoom environment. From 2015 through 2017 he released a trio of EPs entitled Record of Life/Loss/Love and in 2019 a collection of live recordings entitled Paper Arrows. Throughout 2020 (yes, even during the pandemic) he released a new song a month. In 2022 he released a recording of The Blues of Achilles tracked by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio Studios.

This project was made possible by a grant from the Mississippi Humanities Council, through support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed on this website do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the Mississippi Humanities Council.



April 11, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Yates Chapel
1701 North State Street
Jackson, 39210 United States
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