Zoe Guigueno to Joy Kills Sorrow

jksJoy 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 & Bird and Bull Kelp.

The band is set to head back into the studio this month to start work on their second full-length album. They provided this brief bio of their newest Sorrower.

Zoe GuiguenoZoe grew up on a tiny Pacific island in British Columbia’s Straight of Georgia, in a community of 900 people.  As such, she is prone to roaming the woods, swimming in the ocean year round, and losing her shoes. Zoe was brought to the bass by way of a recorder consort which she played in with her mom. (We are all hoping there are recordings of this, and will keep you posted.) She lives in Toronto now, and is working on her first recital in aerial silks. Jake is hoping that aerial silks lessons will be one of the perks of having Zoe in the band. We have high hopes for his potential in the sport.

Zoe is psyched to get out and meet you guys, and we’re excited for you to meet her! We really couldn’t have hoped for a better fit for our band. Zoe is an awesome person and an incredible musician, and we hope to see you all out on the road soon so you can meet her!

Further details on the new recording project are promised in the near future.

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