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NEWS

JOY ASKEW LIVE! at Grand St Recording, a brand new release on Bandcamp only.

This EP of new songs and videos was recorded live in the studio with my band. New songs were collecting up, shows were sounding good...so I thought I would capture the moment!

Features: Luca Benedetti Gtr, Tony Mason Drms, Andy Hess Bass, and Daniel Mintseris keys & sounds.

All info available on Bandcamp.

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The idea to record this album came early on during Covid’s lockdown for singer and reinvented musical poet Joy Askew after reactions to a Zoom-like video of her song about bingeing on Netflix. With the subject matter fast becoming a relatable Covid pastime, the wry humor of “This Is How The Story Goes,” plus the colorful video,inspired reactions of joy and delight, lifting spirits in uncertain times. At the suggestion of a band member, Brooklyn-based Askew launched into crafting what has become the ten-song album Everything Is Different, will be released May 20th on all platforms.

Everything Is Different, an album that begins with extinction and ends with a lasting gift!

 


Joy Askew has enjoyed a stellar career playing alongside music icons like Peter Gabriel, Laurie Anderson, Joe Jackson, Rodney Crowell, Jack Bruce, and Quincy Jones. She has performed with her own band on stages from CBGBs to festivals in the UK, USA, Japan, and Europe, and has opened for David Bowie and for David Byrne. Along the way, she has sung in a choir featured on an EP by Sufjan Stevens, collaborated with a British brass band, and released a downtempo jazz electronica album. Everything Is Different is her ninth solo album.

PRAISE FOR JOY

“ When I heard that Joy was going back to her roots in the Northeast of England, and recording with a traditional English brass band, I expected something very English and nostalgic . . . which this album is. But it’s not only that; it’s also surprisingly contemporary, or rather, timeless. As in timelessly beautiful songs, singing, and arrangements. “

Joe Jackson

"Joy has outdone herself this time. This is a brilliant, inspired album—so original and beautifully conceived, arranged and performed."

Bonnie Raitt

Beautiful sound! The synths are great, love the mood of this song! 

LILA Playlists on "Silent"

"I thought the song was really well produced and written. I loved the layered vocals. I enjoyed the explosive drums buildup towards the end of the song. In fact, hats off to all of the musicians involved in the making of this song! I will be sharing the track to my playlist, and I'm really looking forward to checking out future releases from you!"

Sundown Roadtrips In A Gold Brown Spaceship on "Silent"

"Joy spellbound the audience at Bar LunÁtico, fronting a stellar New York City brass ensemble. They played the entire record ~ an ambitious undertaking which was rendered impeccably. The title track is simply unstoppable. We made them play it twice."

Bar LunÁtico

"To work with someone who has Joy`s passion, character and sheer love for music making was an experience we will never forget. The album is unique and we're incredibly proud to have played a part in this transatlantic collaboration." 

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band

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