When: Wed., Aug. 11, 8 p.m. 2010
This Boston-based string band brings a decidedly modern sensibility to an old-world sound. Boasting a full arsenal of original songs, Joy Kills Sorrow plumbs the entire spectrum of its spare instrumentation, effortlessly merging influences as diverse as folk, rock, pop, and jazz. The music that emerges is dark and often funny, ruminating on modern life and love with eloquence and wit. The result is a radical new strain of folk music, one that bravely breaks with tradition even as it salutes the past. The Tillers open the show.
Price: $10 adv./$14 day of show