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.