Please help me celebrate my birthday on Fri 4/21/17 @ Delectables!!! Yes, it's my actual birthday. No, I won't tell you how old I am ;)
Music, great food, fabulous friends, amazing fans, & sing-alongs = Best. Birthday. Ever. :)
There will of course be some surprise guests :) & No cover charge!
Delectables has delicious appetizers, dinners, and desserts. Instead of cake, order one of their desserts!!!
I hope to see you there!!! :) xoxo Joyce
NEWS FLASH: Michael Markowitz, John Read, & Wally Lawder so far will be joining me as special guests!
For those not familiar with my music, here is some info and some press reviews :-)
Neo-folk indie singer/songwriter Joyce Luna blends beautiful soulful singing with poetic songwriting that is both intimate and universal. She balances a romantic streak with a persistent belief that music can (& must) change the world, all laced with lots of humor & fun.
She previously toured the US in an acoustic duo. They sold 10,000 copies of their 2 independently released albums, and then promptly broke up :)
After an unexpectedly lengthy hiatus due to an injury, Joyce is now based in Tucson AZ & playing shows as a solo artist & w/her band. She was just featured in the 12/1 Tucson Weekly!:
Reviews of Joyce Luna & of her former duo:
“[Joyce] possesses exactly what the throngs of angst-mad modern folk singers only crave: originality, wit & style." —Lahri Bond, Dirty Linen
“The complexity and polish will stand you still and stop you breathing just in order to get a better listen. I found it spellbinding, which I proved by driving through a stop sign (luckily without incident) while listening in my car! Joyce’s lyrics are surface lovely, poetic, yet are generally conveying volumes of underlying story as well...”—Shirley Cottle, Folk_Music
“Using guitar, dulcimer, & remarkable melodies, Joyce creates gentle, stirring & sometimes haunting acoustic folk music...Extraordinary.”—Gene Armstrong, Arizona Daily Star
“...Just about the closest thing to musical nirvana you’re going to encounter in this or any other life, unless you’ve been very, very, good indeed & have a major deity owing you a big favor.”—The Metroland
“Lovely words, sung as if directly from some exceptionally magnificent angelic choir. A magnanimous treat for us mere mortals!!! Highly recommended & NOT TO BE MISSED!”—Stavros Moschopoulos, United Nations FAO CASA Gazette, Rome Italy
“An amazing release… Do yourselves (& your listeners) a favor—this one is a keeper!”—Steve Jerrett, KOPN Radio, Columbia MO
“Once in a blue moon I hear something that stops me dead & leaves me staring dumbly at the speakers like a dog at a whistle. Here’s one… So Strong is a special record. You will not regret owning this.”—Paul Rapp, The Metroland
“This stuff is amazing. [Rhythms, Rhymes and Tides is] very different yet perfect for airplay. I had to catch my breath!”
—Woody Harris, WWGC Radio, Carrollton GA
“A recording filled with gorgeous vocal arrangements, gifted songwriting, & outstanding accompanying players… Listeners who find their way to [Rhythms, Rhymes and Tides] will play it over &over again.— Roberta Schwartz, Folk & Acoustic Music
“It's not just the romantic music… it's also the sense that [Joyce] still believes when lots of folks have just given up on love, dedication, & equal rights.”—Taylor Caffery, WRKF Radio, Baton Rouge LA
“A Perfect Album… [So Strong ] is total captivation from the opening cut.”— Danna Garcia, Canadian River Music
“The first three cuts of So Strong are among the loveliest songs I’ve heard in quite some time, especially Desert Rain, a song that reminds us that love can be as fragile as a cactus flower waiting to bloom… A singer-songwriter spectacular.”— Rob Weir, Advocate Newspapers
“Heart, integrity, and musical virtuosity… Rarely does a recording come along these days that can capture my attention & not leave the stereo for days at a time. Such is this bright star [So Strong]...with Joyce’s stunningly beautiful vocals.”— Lahri Bond, Dirty Linen
FB Page: @JoyceLunaMusic