Joy Kills Sorrow

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  • Joy Kills Sorrow

    This show was on Aug 9th, 2013 | 30 people watched
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    • Nan
      Aug 10
      Couldn't understand the lyrics. Screen froze twice. Exceptional concert, however. JKS are incredible.
    • Aug 10
      Great concert!
    • Aug 10
      Joy Kills Sorrow sounded great on Concert Window. I lost the stream at one point but got it back. Overall the audio and video were excellent quality.
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Joy Kills Sorrow brings its own decidedly modern sensibility to an old-world sound, channeling the prodigious abilities of its individual members into elegant arrangements and well-crafted songs. The band takes its name from a radio station that hosted Bill Monroe in the 1930s, “WJKS, where joy kills sorrow.” Starting from its deep bluegrass roots, the band gracefully weaves in elements of... more

Joy Kills Sorrow brings its own decidedly modern sensibility to an old-world sound, channeling the prodigious abilities of its individual members into elegant arrangements and well-crafted songs. The band takes its name from a radio station that hosted Bill Monroe in the 1930s, “WJKS, where joy kills sorrow.” Starting from its deep bluegrass roots, the band gracefully weaves in elements of rock, pop, and jazz to make music than can be dark and often funny: a new strain of folk that ruminates on contemporary life and love with eloquence and wit while saluting the past. Singout! Magazine praised the band’s latest CD, This Unknown Science, as “an exquisitely recorded and sequenced set that kept my interest from the first riff of the guitar on ‘Kill My Sorrow’ to the last sexy downbeat of ‘You Make Me Feel Drunk.’” With founding member and award-winning flatpicking guitarist Matthew Arcara, mandolin virtuoso Jacob Jolliff, uncommon banjo ace Wesley Corbett, distinctive songwriter and bassist Bridget Kearney, and singer Emma Beaton, the Canadian Folk Music Awards’ Young Performer of the Year in 2008, Joy Kills Sorrow lives up to its name, with luminous originals rich in rhythmic complexity and percussive texture, and lovely vocals that linger in the mind long after the show is over.

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