Music, Lyrics, and Book by Joe Iconis

A wild musical theater interpretation the Spaghetti Western film genre.   It follows the story of a wandering guitarist, known only as The Musician, on a journey to reclaim his bride from the evil clutches of Lo Cocodrilo.  Raucous, heartfelt, and hilarious, Bloodsong is a raging battle cry for those who believe in art and love and sticking together.

2011 NAMT Festival Presentation  /  2010 Ars Nova Production

A wildly funny, happily tuneful, and graphically bloody pocket-sized musical that regularly threatens to burst beyond the small Ars Nova stage.
— BroadwayWorld

Nominated for three 2010 Drama Desk Awards: Best Music,
Best Book of a Musical, and Best Featured Actor in a Musical [Jeremy Morse.]

Nominated for a 2010 Internet Theater Bloggers Association Award
for Best Off-Broadway Musical.

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"Find The Bastard"

A rollicking presentation! Joe Iconis is the best musical theatre writer that the public has never heard of.


With Bloodsong of Love, Iconis has finally proven that he’s worthy of his buzz.

NY Press

It’s a post-modern, self-referential, joyful explosion of song that delights in manipulating every cliché in the book.

Ben Lerman