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Just Released! Night of the Night Sticks music video!

Here is the premiere of our video for “Night of the Night Sticks,” inspired by the video to Jimi Hendrix’s “Crosstown Traffic,” and filmed on the streets of Baltimore by Los Angeles filmmaker Kevin Liu. The song features lyrics by poet Brian Lampkin and guest vocals by Natalie Havens and, of course, music by Joy on Fire! Dig!!

Night of the Night Sticks

You can’t live in the city
without a rock in your hand.
You can’t live in the city
without a rock in your hand.
Joy was born in the city,
with a rock in her hand.
All the lies she’ll be told
won’t diminish her stand.

Joy measures the weight
of the rock in her hand.
She lives with the weight
of the rock in her hand.
This Baltimore gray
devours the sun.
This Baltimore night
will beat back the day.

Thanks, NYS Music!

Thank you for the shout out, NYS Music (!

The daring jazz-rock groove of North Carolina’s @joyonfire at @thewineryatstgeorge as part of their June residency

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We’ve been enjoying all our shows this month, which includes the Saturday Residency shows at the Winery at St. George. We’ve also played in Manhattan at Leftfield, and will be playing at the Tompkins Square Park this coming Sunday for Make Music New York around 1:30pm.

We’ll be on Stony Brook’s Radio Station tomorrow night (6/16 at 7pm) for Finn’s Revolution, listening to work from our first album as well as some live recordings. Tune in to 90.1 FM if you are on Long Island or online at

Joy on Fire featured in Mountain Express

Thanks to Mountain Express for promoting our gig at the One Stop in Asheville, NC on April 8th!

Mountain Express – Joy on Fire at The One Stop

Artist: Joy on Fire
Venue: The One Stop
Date: Tuesday, April 8, 8:00 p.m.
Door: $2

It’s intriguing the way that jazz fusion is bubbling under in Asheville, a town noted musically more for jam bands and beardo alt-Americana. But there’s clearly enough interest to draw Greensboro’s Joy on Fire to town. This trio has an unconventional lineup: electric bass guitar, drums, and … saxophone. But these young jazzers seem as influenced by heavy rock as jazz. When they describe their sound as “Zeppelin meets Coltrane,” you’d best believe it.