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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.


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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.


Poster from Sweden, circa 1970. Thanks to Lincoln Cushing.

Learn more about the show at the Berkeley Historical Society.

o Get info on my
upcoming gigs and booking.

o My new CD titled simply 50 is out. Preview the songs, notes, and musicians, and order your copy from the Country Store. Read a review. And another review.

oCraft Recordings has announced The Wave of Electrical Sound deluxe vinyl box set, celebrating the groundbreaking music of Country Joe and the Fish. The limited-edition, 4-LP box set offers both mono and stereo versions of Electric Music for the Mind and Body and I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-To-Die, pressed on 180-gram vinyl, plus replicas of The Fish Game, a Fish Fan Club book and a Fish calendar; a 30-minute documentary and a 24-page book, featuring rare photos, artwork and new liner notes. Here's the package. You can preorder your copy here.

o Read about my "farewell performance" from the San Francisco Chronicle.

o From Leah Garchik's column in the San Francisco Chronicle:

Thinking about everything lost in the recent [Wine Country] fires, it occurred to Country Joe McDonald that musician fire victims left without their instruments, and without the ability to play would be traumatized “beyond words. I had a couple of guitars I was not using, and also some small things that in a time like this would be golden, like guitar picks, guitar strings and musical tuners.”

He called Bread & Roses, which has been playing for the victims, and they put him in touch with Charlie Cowles, who for 30 years has owned Tall Toad Music in Petaluma. Since the fires, Cowles has been collecting instruments for redistribution to musicians. It “took a while for people to get over the initial shock,” he said, “but it’s heartwarming, the people who have come in. One guy came in with blisters on his arms from the fire, his daughter in the hospital with second degree burns. He needed a guitar to center himself. We were able to fix him up with a guitar and a small amp.”

Cowles gives donors a form for tax purposes. They get something else: “Our concept,” he said, “is to have each person who donates something get an email from the person who got it. To complete the circle.”

He said that McDonald had given him “a couple of real nice Yamaha guitars like the one he played at Woodstock. We fix ’em up, make sure guitars have new strings, etc.” The project’s just getting going. Cowles is reachable at (707) 529-2410.

o I put on a show at the San Francisco County Jail for Heroes' Voices, an organization that does music and poetry events for inmate veterans. Check it out. San Francisco Chronicle columnist Kevin Fisher-Paulson was there and gives this account.

o I was at the LBJ Presidential Library for the Vietnam War Summit. Read recaps at its website, or see video here.

o Alec Palao interviewed me at the Berkeley Historical Society on May 15th as part of its exhibit "Soundtrack to the 60s: The Berkeley Music Scene." See the video.

o At last proof that I improved the health of my generation: The Case for Cursing.

o Learn about the Woodstock 50th anniversary events getting underway.

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 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.

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 Older posts

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 Vietnam and war news
o Healing from the War, my account of the making of Berkeley's Vietnam memorial
o The Great Springfield Pig Roast

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 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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