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For booking, contact Steve Gordon, tel. or fax (503) 245-2321, e-mail , or me directly.

For press, media, and public relations information e-mail Tara Taylor.

For licensing and permissions requests, please contact Bill Belmont.

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If you send me a stamped, self-addressed envelope I will send you a photograph of myself at Woodstock with a hand-signed autograph for free. (Stamps only, no meter strips.)

I will gladly hand-sign anything you send if you include a check for $20 US made out to Joe McDonald. You are responsible for the packaging and the postage, both to me and the return packaging and posting. Send to: Country Joe McDonald, P.O. Box 7064, Berkeley, California 94707-0158.


Listen to Captain Jach's Honeyradio from Detroit

... or KPIG from San Francisco

... or Bullfrog Blues Radio from Portsmouth, England.

Tom Weller, webwright

Hands-Only CPR

The Hunger Site

Clear Land Mines

The Breast Cancer Site

Click to hear a song about America.
Welcome to my home on the web. I'm a singer and songwriter, I used to be in Country Joe & the Fish, and I live in Berkeley, California, Planet Earth.

Here's a song in memory of Hurricane Katrina.

At the Newport Beach Fair Grounds in 1968. A helicopter overhead dropped flowers just as Char Martin snapped a picture.

o Get info on my
upcoming gigs and booking.

o My new 2 CD set Time Flies By is out. Co-produced by Tim Eschliman and myself, it has 25 songs from solo to full band covering a time period of 30 years of song writing. Preview the songs and musicians, then place your order at the Country Store.

o My daughter Tara Taylor McDonald has her new web site up and running. Check it out.

o We had a reunion of the Blue Fairyland Nursery School in 2014. Learn more.

o The UCSF School of Nursing is planning to archive my Tribute to Florence Nightingale website so that its information will be saved for posterity. (But the site will still be available in its current location.) They are also taking over my collection of Nightingale memorabilia. Read an interview with me by the UCSF archivist.

o In case you wonder what the fuck has happened in the past few years to get us into the mess we are in today I thought it might be nice for us at Country Joe’s Place to bring back our crisis page just the way it evolved and see how far we have come since 9/11. OMFG! (The page was up from shortly after the 9/11 attacks to the end of 2008. Some links may have died.)

o "A Ride with Matt" is a documentary film about Huntington's Disease, intended to raise awareness and to generate support and funding for research to ameliorate or altogether eradicate Huntington’s -- the disease that killed Woody Guthrie. Check it out.

o Philip Buehler has collaborated with Nora Guthrie on Woody Guthrie's Wardy Forty, chronicling Woody's years with Huntington's as seen through his letters, family snapshots, rare interviews and photos of the abandoned Greystone hospital today. Buy your copy here.

o Glass sculptor Peggy Pettigrew Stewart is casting the faces of many Woodstock musicians, including mine, to be reproduced in glass. We're going to be posting pictures of the process here as it goes along.

They've been trying to make a movie about Janis Joplin for the last 15 years. Candidates for the role have included Zooey Deschanel, Nina Arianda, Pink, and Renee Zellweger. Now it's on again under the title Get It While You Can, with Joplin played by -- the envelope please -- Amy Adams. It was supposed to start shooting late in 2015, but has apparently been delayed by legal wrangling. Meanwhile the documentary Janis: Little Girl Blue premiered at the Venice Film Festival, and will be seen on PBS's American Masters.

o My son Devin has bought Berkeley's beloved Mr. Mopps' toy store. You can visit Mr. Mopps' on the web and on Facebook.

o More Wuzzup

Here are some videos of me folks have put up:
...or listen to fan tapes of my live shows from the Internet Archive.

Who Am I?
Click to see my family o A biography
o A timeline -- listing my performances and other events
o Movies, TV, and stage
o G.I. Joe -- me in the service
o Look at my secret FBI file
o Read my testimony at the Chicago Seven trial
o About Woodstock

Musical Notes
Click to see me at Woodstock o A discography
o Lyrics and album notes
o "I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die Rag" -- everything you want to know about the song and much, much more!
o The story of the notorious Fish Cheer.
o Hear some early recordings of my old group, the Berkeley String Quartet.
o My earliest musical collaborator was Blair Hardman, and we recorded an album in '65, The Goodbye Blues.
o My guitars.
o Listen to Country Joe In Space, a virtual compilation of my science-fiction oriented songs. Available only in cyberspace!
o Looking for a particular CD? Here's the scoop on all the titles.
o Joe's Jukebox

Next Stop Is Vietnam
Click to learn about my military service. o War music
o The Great Springfield Pig Roast
o Vietnam and war news
o Vietnam veteran-related links
o Healing from the War, my account of the making of Berkeley's Vietnam memorial

Section 43
Click to see me in Copenhagen o Fun with Gunz!
o Music and psychedelic links
o Animal/ecology links and news
o Pot news
o Berkeley links
o A 2016 Country Joe appointment calendar, in Acrobat format.
o A Sixties Scrapbook
o Amazing stories that folks have sent me.
o "Country Joe collects dolls!?" Yeah, what's it to ya? See my nurse doll collection.
o The attic, where we store old junk.

Places to Go
Click to see Old McDonald's farm o My site dedicated to the accomplishments of Florence Nightingale
o My record company's site, <Rag Baby .com>, featuring the Rag Baby On-line Magazine
o Country Joe & the Fish
o "Wildman" Dave Diamond's Country Joe & the Fish fan page
o Barry "The Fish" Melton Web | Facebook
o David Bennett Cohen
o Bruce Barthol
o Gary "Chicken" Hirsh
o Mark Kapner
o ED Denson Web | Facebook
o Zone Recording Studio (Sonoma County) -- Blair Hardman's studio
o The Jabberwock
o Berkeley's Vietnam Vets' Memorial

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