Welcome

Hello and welcome to my brand-new website! As you can see, it is still being constructed. But for now, you can check out my bio, what the media has been saying about me, and most importantly you can check out some songs and videos. So please have fun exploring, and sign up for my email list before you head out!

For those who don't already know, I am a singer/songwriter based in Tucson AZ. I was unable to play music for about 15 years, until recent advances in robotic surgery took care of the persistent numbness in my left hand. I am happily playing shows again, and I hope to see you at one soon.

Click here to read a feature article about me in the December 1st, 2016 edition of the Tucson Weekly: Read more here

If I'm not coming to your geographic area anytime soon, I'll be doing some online ConcertWindow (streaming) shows over the next few months, dates TBA. You can sign in from the comfort of your living room and attend a show in your pjs! More info to come. Thanks for visiting, Joyce Luna

My crowdfunding campaign is officially closed, and the album is being released on May 2nd 2018! 

04/22/18 UPDATE:

A year ago I opened my crowdfunding campaign campaign, having absolutely no idea what would happen. I close it today with $9326 donated, both on this site & offline--That is 93% funded!!!! I am amazed & touched & overwhelmed by the response. But mostly, I am inspired & energized by it. 

Thank you so much to all you wonderful folks who've supported this project up till now & all who will support it in the future. You have my deepest gratitude. And soon you will have this album--which you have made happen! 

The album, Every Road We Take, will be released the first week in May 2018, available as a CD and digitally on my website and all other major music Outlets.

For me, this journey has been a testament to what can be done with a dream, a website, persistence, and a community who believes in and supporting independent music. I hope it inspires you to follow your own dreams, and I look forward to cheering you on. xoxo, Joyce

Happy New Year! My hopes for you are... 

Happy New Year to one and all! Here's hoping that 2018 brings better things in this country and to the world at large.

So many of you have been waiting patiently for this new record, so I wanted to share a rough mix of the title song, Every Road We Take. Recorded and coproduced by Ryan Green of Ryanhood, it features him on guitar, mandolin, & vocals, & Michael Gilbert Ronstadt on cello.

I wrote this song about having hope and being willing to take chances even/especially in dark and uncertain times. I hope you enjoy it! To hear it, click here.

As hard as things have been politically and socially across this country, I have personally been getting so much support and encouragement from my fans and friends, as well as more opportunities to do what I love most. Which is to bring Light to the darkest of places in the form of music. It's often very hard to hold all of those things at once: Is it ok to feel encouraged and grateful when so much is going wrong for so many? I think so. In fact, I think it's the only thing that gives us the strength to keep working and hoping and loving.

Being alive and human is complicated. Let's all hold that complexity together. Let’s keep fighting for justice & change everywhere while being grateful for every little thing we have in the moment. That's my resolution for 2018.

I will end with a photo of me & Ryan in the recording studio on the day of the Eclipse. Safety First! I hope it makes you smile as we enter 2018. Thank you all so much for being part of my community! xoxo, Joyce.

 

CD PROGRESS UPDATES 

Hello friends,

Sorry that I have not been keeping up with posting the CD recording updates to my website as well as on the crowdfunding site. We are making slow but sure progress and as of now I've got 10 out of 11 final vocals done. The new release date target is the end of March!

You can read all of the updates and you can support the project Here.

I've still got a bit of money to raise but we are pretty close. Thank you as always for all your support. Love, Joyce.

 

The CD is 82% funded!! Only $1818 to go. THANK YOU. 

Friends,

The words “thank you” never seem adequate, but it’s what I’ve got. So, thank you to all who have contributed to this project. We are 82% funded! Together we have raised $8,181. Wow!! That leaves $1,818 to go. I know we will get there. 

Fundraising pushes me way way out of my introvert comfort zone. So I thank you all for responding & being part of this project. Once we are a little further along, I'll post parts of rough mixes so you can hear the record you're helping us make. 

Because of you,  Ryan David Green and I were able to go into the studio last week and get vocals, basic guitars, and a drum track done for five songs. That is amazing! 

It is such a pleasure working with Ryan. He brings sensitive, honest, and smart musicianship to this project, as well as recording and computer skills that I’m glad I don’t have to even try to develop. :-) plus he laughs at my dumb jokes, which is of course the most important quality a producer needs to have. 

Because of you, we'll also be able to have Michael Gilbert Ronstadt play cello and Jim Lipson play percussion on this record. Things are cooking, people! So thank you. 

I'm taking some time off from shows this summer to focus on the CD. And because it's too hot to leave the house LOL.  But don't worry,  I'm still here :)

I will of course keep you updated, and always feel free to send me questions. Or cookies. Or dumb jokes-- because I will laugh at them. xoxo Joyce

Click here to pre-order/support the CD recording project!

Thank you, & watch a live streaming concert for FREE! 

With your support we have raised over $4,500 in the first 28 days of my upcoming CD project campaign! That's 38% funded! To thank you all whose support has gotten this CD project to this point, I did a Facebook live streaming video that you can watch by clicking here:

Joyce Luna Facebook Live Thank You concert

There is still over half way to go though. To read more about my story of getting back to playing music after 18 years through a miraculous surgery, and to be one of the people who makes the CD happen, click here: The making of Joyce Luna's upcoming CD, Every Road We Take

Here is a Facebook live video recorded in January 2017 by Monterey Court when I was doing a show on the anniversary of the shooting in Tucson--"All we are is Dust in the Wind"
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1319180294799378&id=182513155132770
 

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May5

Joyce Luna at the Tucson Folk Festival

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El Presidio Park, Tucson, AZ

Hey friends, I'm excited to play, along w Mike Markowitz on mandolin and Jim Lipson on percussion, on the La Cocina stage! It's my first time on this particular stage, & it's one of my faves. Come relax in the shade; have a drink & some food before going back over for the Plaza Stage Headliners later that night! My debut solo CD will be available at the stage. Come avoid the long lines at The Kitchen Store! :-) Oh, & I'm also 1 of 10 finalists in the Songwriter Competition, which takes place on the Wildflower stage 12-2pm. on Saturday. If I get the top prize, I get to do a Saturday night set as well! I am in a group of extremely talented songwriters, so no matter what, I'm honored to be part of it. Fingers crossed :-) Plus, I'm doing a workshop on Saturday at 3:30 PM called "Joyce Luna: Tips & Tricks for Recording Your Music". I wanted to call it "I made an album & survived to tell the tale" but they didn't go for that LOL. This will be very interactive, so come with any questions. We'll talk about how to best record your music--& especially, what I learned not to do!