• Was It You video from Joy Kills Sorrow

    Close observers of the acoustic music scene will have noted growth this past few years in a fairly new offshoot of bluegrass music. So new that it doesn't yet have its own subgeneric classification. Unlike the jam grass scene, its practitioners

  • Joy Kills Sorrow at the Festy

    Gina Proulx was at the 2013 Festy in Virginia, and sent back a great many photos from both the stage and the campground. This first gallery captures a pair of performances from Joy Kills Sorrow.  

  • Wide Awake coming soon from Joy Kills Sorrow

    Signature Sounds has released a preview video for Wide Awake, their upcoming 7-track CD from Joy Kills Sorrow. The Boston-based band specializes in original music that flirts with the line between modern bluegrass and contemporary indie-pop. Emma Beaton fronts the group

  • Zoe Guigueno to Joy Kills Sorrow

    Joy Kills Sorrow, the genre-bending string band based in Boston, has just announced a new member. Toronto bass player Zoe Guigueno has come aboard filling the spot recently vacated by founding member Bridget Kearny, after spending time with Canadian acoustic groups Fish

  • Bridget Kearney exits Joy Kills Sorrow

    Joy Kills Sorrow, Boston's fast-rising alt-bluegrass outfit, has announced the impending exit of bassist Bridget Kearney, who is departing to concentrate on working with her own group, Lake Street Dive. Kearney, who studied jazz bass at Boston's New England Conservatory of Music, is

  • Bluegrass Jamboree dates for 2012 announced

    Tour dates and performers have been announced for the 2012 Bluegrass Jamboree tour in Germany later this year. A total of 18 shows are scheduled across Deutschland in November and December, each featuring performances by Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms, Bearfoot, and

  • Joy Kills Sorrow video at Rolling Stone

    Boston's avant-grassers Joy Kills Sorrow has released a new music video, which debuted earlier today at the Rolling Stone web site. It's their first official music video release, and it's true to the band's art-above-all vibe. They collaborated with animators Liam Hurley

  • One More Night – Joy Kills Sorrow

    Here's a new video from Boston avant grassers Joy Kills Sorrow, another group of young acoustic string musicians who use the traditional bluegrass ensemble to play whatever stirs their fancy. The video is a live performance they shot for the web

  • This Unknown Scienece – Joy Kills Sorrow

    This Unknown Science, the latest CD from Boston's Joy Kills Sorrow is now available for sale online. The group is one of many adventurous string bands to emerge from Beantown's steaming cauldron of young acoustic musicians. They utilize the familiar bluegrass