Saturday, 15 January 2011

Joy Kills Sorrow in Europe, Jan.-Feb. 2011


The Boston-based 'modern string band' Joy Kills Sorrow (USA) has just ended a series of shows in Denmark and will play five shows in the Netherlands before taking part in the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow, Scotland. On 26 January they return to the Continent for two more shows in the Netherlands and eight in Germany and Austria. Their European tour concludes with six shows in Ireland (7-12 February). Full details are on their tour schedule.

Joy Kills Sorrow, which has both stylistic and personal links with such bands as Crooked Still and the Biscuit Burners, consists of Matthew Arcara (guitar), Jacob Jolliff (mandolin), Wesley Corbett (banjo), Emma Beaton (vocals), and Bridget Kearney (bass and songwriting). The band is also on MySpace and Twitter.