Thursday, May 9, 2013

Joy Kills Sorrow to release album and tour

Wide Awake, the highly anticipated new music from praised Boston-based string band Joy Kills Sorrow, will be released June 4 on Signature Sounds Recordings. The 7-song EP follows the ensemble’s sophomore release This Unknown Science (2011) which was lauded by Boston Globe as “on the cutting edge of acoustic,” while Acoustic Guitar describes the band as “accomplished virtuosos, and it shows in every note.” To support the release, Joy Kills Sorrow have confirmed tour dates throughout the summer. See reverse for details.  
Joy Kills Sorrows is comprised of founding member Matthew Arcara (guitar), Emma Beaton (lead vocals), Wesley Corbett (banjo, vocals), Zoe Guigueno (bass, vocals), and Jacob Jollif (mandolin). Formed under the banner “a modern American string band,” the group first emerged out of Boston’s thriving folk music scene in 2005, releasing their self-titled debut album in 2007. Having collectively won various musicianship, songwriting and vocal awards, the band is an eclectic mix of musicians who have classical and/or jazz conservatory training. NPR Music hails, “with a foot firmly planted in its bluegrass roots…Joy Kills Sorrow's influences from the worlds of jazz, pop, swing and rock are clearly felt in its polished arrangements.”
Wide Awake was co-produced by Joy Kills Sorrow and producer Dan Cardinal. Of the new EP, Arcara notes that it “represents new, fuller, thicker sound for Joy Kills Sorrow—we tried to capture the power of the band at full throttle. It’s a sound we have been after for a while…” and Beaton continues the music is “still deeply infused with our traditional roots, but takes one step further into the indie rock realm.” See full track listing on reverse.
Track Listing
1. Was It You
2. Get Along
3. Such Great Heights
4. Gold in the Deep
5. Working for the Devil
6. Jake
7. Enlistee
Joy Kills Sorrow Tour Dates
May 20                                      Knoxville, TN                                                       Tennessee Shines
May 21                                       Jackson, MS                                                             Hal and Mal’s
May 22                                    Baton Rogue, LA                                                        Mud and Water
May 23                                       Lafayette, LA                                               The Blue Moon Saloon
May 25                                       Kerrville, TX                                                 Kerrville Folk Festival
May 28                                      Santa Fe, NM                                Santa Fe Performance Exchange
May 29                                   Albuquerque, NM                                                              Low Spirits                                               
May 30                                        Phoenix, AZ                                       Musical Instrument Museum
May 31                                    Los Angeles, CA                                                                  The Mint
June 2                                       Santa Cruz, CA                                                        The Crepe Place           
June 3                                         Berkeley, CA                                                     Freight and Salvage
June 4                                         Newberg, OR                                        The Newberg Music Center
June 5                                      Bellingham, WA                            Green Frog Café Acoustic Tavern
June 6                                         Portland, OR                                                   Alberta Rose Theatre
June 7                                          Seattle, WA                                                            Fremont Abbey
June 9                                    Vancouver, Canada                                                         St. James Hall
June 10                              Qualicum Beach, Canada                          Oceanside Community Church
June 15                                       Loveland, CO                         KUNC’s Tuna Fish & Peanut Butter
June 16                                       Palisada, CO                        Palisade Bluegrass and Roots Festival
July 3                                         New York, NY                                              Madison Square Music
July 6                                       Portsmouth, NH                                        Prescott Park Arts Festival
July 7                                       Cambridge, MA                                                              Club Passim
July 28                            White Sulphur Springs, MT                        Red Ants Pants Music Festival
August 10                                 Huntington, VT                                      Valley Stage Music Festival
August 16-18                       Owen Sound, Canada               Summerfolk Music and Crafts Festival
September 8                              Richmond, VA                                         Modlin Center for the Arts
November 8                                 Athens, TN                                                            The Arts Center

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