Venue Details

89 Star Starred
The Triple Door
At the corner of Union and 3rd Ave. 216 Union Street Seattle, WA 98101
206-838-4333
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Website

http://www.thetripledoor.net/Calendar/Events/August-2011/Joy-Kills-...

Quotes & Highlights

Learn more about the artists at their websites: Joy Kills Sorrow and Joy Mills

Description

Formed under the banner “a modern American string band,” this Boston-based stringband brings a decidedly modern sensibility to an old-world sound, channeling the prodigious talents of its individual members into elegant arrangements and well-crafted songs. While the group pays due homage to its Bluegrass roots—its name is taken from WJKS, a radio station that broadcasted the Monroe brothers’ show in the 1930s—the band truly excels in its rich and textured treatment of more contemporary material. Boasting a full arsenal of original songs, Joy Kills Sorrow plumbs the entire spectrum of its spare instrumentation, effortlessly merging influences as diverse as folk, rock, pop, and jazz. The music that emerges is dark and often funny, ruminating on modern life and love with eloquence and wit. The result is a radical new strain of folk music, one that bravely breaks with tradition even as it salutes the past.