With its bold new brand of acoustic music, Joy Kills Sorrow pushes right through the envelope and out the other side. The Boston-based stringband brings a decidedly modern sensibility to an old-world sound, channeling the prodigious talents of its individual members into elegant arrangements and well-crafted songs. Boasting a full arsenal of original songs, Joy Kills Sorrow plumbs the entire spectrum of its spare instrumentation, effortlessly merging influences as diverse as folk, rock, pop, and jazz. The songs that emerge are dark and often funny, ruminating on modern life and love with wit. The result is a radical new strain of folk music that bravely breaks with tradition even as it salutes the past.
Joy Kills Sorrow: Fall On My Knees
Joy Kills Sorrow: Such Great Heights
Joy Kills Sorrow: Weary Blues From Waitin’