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Homey and bittersweet, Christa Joy's songs tell dreamlike and personable stories in an Oklahoma-back-porch style. Her honey-toned voice recalls Americana greats like Gillian Welch and Nanci Griffith.  Joy is a member of the Pioneer Valley's Woman Songwriter Collective of Western Massachusetts and has performed at notable folk venues throughout New England, including The Dream Away Lodge, Club Passim, the Iron Horse, and The Arts Block. 2014 is a big year for Joy: in addition to opening for Meg Hutchinson and Antje Duvekot, she is releasing her second full-length album, Daughter of Your Lost Art, which continues her exploration of perennial human themes like transience, facing loss, and discovering life.

Nationally touring musician Meg Hutchinson writes, "Christa Joy  has one of those voices that seems to emerge with effortless grace. As a performer her sincerity is enchanting. We know she means what she says, and she says it so well.  Her new album 'Daughter of Your Lost Art' confirms that she is an artist who has arrived."