This debut solo album Every Road We Take contains 12 songs (an hour's worth of music) about love, loss, The Weather Channel, gun violence awareness, first kisses, making hard choices, trusting that we’ll be ok after those choices, taking action, flings, finding love again, and the importance of community & connection.
The album is co-produced & recorded by Ryan David Green (of the folk duo Ryanhood). It features Ryan on guitar, mandolin, & harmonies, & Michael Gilbert Ronstadt (Linda's nephew) on cello. Michael's brother Peter Dalton Ronstadt recorded Joyce’s acoustic guitar on several tracks.
Joyce Luna is a contemporary folk/Americana singer-songwriter now based in Tucson AZ, but some of you may remember her from her days in the Massachusetts duo "Justina & Joyce", who toured the US in an acoustic duo, sold 10,000 copies of their 2 independently released albums, and then promptly broke up :)
After a long hiatus due to a mysterious medical condition that kept her from playing music, in 2015 Joyce found a thoracic surgeon who diagnosed her with a rare congenital problem, & she had a brand-new robotic surgery that fixed it!
Joyce began performing regularly again in Spring 2016. She blends beautiful soulful singing with poetic songwriting that’s both intimate & universal. She balances a romantic streak with a deep understanding of the pains and joys of modern society, an ability to chronicle the vagaries of love, an unwillingness to be silent about injustice, and a persistent belief that music can change the world--all laced with humor & connection.
This past year, she has focused on recording her contemporary folk/Americana debut solo album Every Road We Take (co-produced by Ryan David Green of Ryanhood!!).
Recommended if you like Carole King, Patty Griffin, James Taylor, Pete See her, Jason Mrasz, Aimee Mann, Pete Seeger, Sara Bareilles, The Weepies, Ingrid Michaelson, Laura Nyro, Sweet Honey in the Rock, &/or Joni Mitchell, Every Road We Take features a stellar cast of musicians including: Michael Gilbert Ronstadt (nephew of Linda Ronstadt) on cello; co-producer Ryan David Green (of the folk duo Ryanhood) on guitar, mandolin, keyboards, bass, harmony vocals, and the all-important shaker; jazz drummer Pete Swan; & members of EveryTown for Gun Safety/Moms Demand Action for Gun Safety in America (Tucson & Chicago chapters) singing with Joyce on her anthemic song We Shall Be Seen.
“...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.”—Paul Rapp, The Metroland
FORMATS/Genres: Contemporary Folk; Americana; AAA; College; Topical/Social Justice; Singer-Songwriter; Acoustic.