Joy Kills Sorrow

Joy Kills Sorrow’s sound is born from the best of two worlds. They start with a base of time-honored timbres and techniques, yet fashion original songs and arrangements that reflect a love of indie-rock and new folk. They take their name from the 1930’s radio station WJKS, Where Joy Kills Sorrow, a studio where the Monroe Brothers played; and are armed with formidable talent — a Winfield fingerpicking champion guitarist, a John Lennon Songwriting Contest winning composer, and the haunting voice of Emma Beaton, a young performer of the year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. Sweet, full of swagger, and thoroughly fresh, they’re honing a new territory in acoustic string band music.

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