Thoughts and ruminations from the mind of Joy.
Here’s a new song I wrote. It reflects a lot of what I’ve been feeling lately about all the chaos in our country and world, especially with the hostility and division on the internet. I’m looking forward to recording a studio version for the upcoming album. I hope it speaks to you!
We recorded live performances in my livingroom on Jan. 11, 2015. This song, The Dragons, went exceptionally well. Thanks so much to Ron Bergeron of Star City Fame for making it possible!
I was honored to be the musical guest on Monday on Daytime Blue Ridge. It was fun, and you can watch it online! The first video is only a snippet of a song before we went to commercial, so go ahead and skip to the second video, and you can watch all of “Cutting Down the Tree”! They will be posting two more songs as they air later on. Stay tuned!
You can see the video via the link below:
My new CD, “What Does Your Heart Say?”, is now available for sale as a digital download online! Listen to tracks, then you can buy them separately or buy the entire album. This is the proudest I’ve ever been of one of my recordings, so by all means, enjoy it!
In addition to booking gigs and promoting my new CD, I’ll also be teaching music classes for toddlers and their caregivers. This is an incredible program called Music Together, which offers training and classes worldwide. This class captures your child just when he or she is ripe for taking everything in, so he or she can develop musically and you can experience a whole new aspect of growing and interacting with your child. It’s great for you and your kid, backed by tons of inspiring and sound research, and best of all it’s fun!
There is a center in Roanoke, and I’ll be teaching the Wednesday morning class at 9:30am. There is also still space available in the Saturday morning classes with my talented and amazing friend Carla Harmon-Nelson, who started up this center over 5 years ago.
Seriously, this is my favorite thing to do musically besides playing gigs. There is nothing more satisfying than watching kids develop a love for music. Go ahead… if you’ve got a little one, sign up for a class! Do it! Do it! We offer classes for newborns and kids up to 8 years old! CLASSES START NEXT WEEK!
I’m on the road with a new CD, called “What Does Your Heart Say?”
It won’t be available online until September, so you should catch me at one of my gigs and buy a hard copy! I’m very proud of how this one turned out. Eleven original tracks and one cover of an old public domain song. A lot of creative sounds, vocal percussion, and instruments. It was a ton of fun to make!
I finished mixing “Sunny Day.” Excited to finally release my new CD next week! Enjoy!
I’m working on recording for my next CD. Here’s my song “Cardinal.” I’m still tweaking it and want to add some drums and another vocal harmony. But I wanted to share my progress. I’m happy with how it’s turning out!
I just uploaded a new song! It’s a live recording of a song I wrote called “The Rain.” I’m layering vocals, vocal percussion, and guitar live with the BOSS RC-50 loop station. This was a fun one to arrange, since I was playing with using a bass line with the guitar and experimenting with reverb effects on the guitar and voice. Enjoy!
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