Thanks, NYS Music!

Thank you for the shout out, NYS Music (www.nysmusic.com)!

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 http://www.wusb.fm/

Joy on Fire Curating Month-Long Residency

THE WINERY AT SAINT GEORGE PRESENTS: FIRST-EVER ARTIST RESIDENCY

Every Saturday in June, The Winery at St. George will offer four powerful sets of great new music as JOY ON FIRE and one of four different guest artists alternate live sets throughout the night.TWASG 2014

“I’m happy to assemble these great local artists this month. They’re some of the best talent the Hudson Valley has to offer,” says Corinna Makris, owner of Elemental Events, a local event production company. “The Winery at St. George offers elegance and sophistication with a relaxed attitude. People will enjoy great music, fine wine and sumptuous food all in a breathtaking setting.”

The beautiful, 100-year-old stone church is now a stylish nightclub and restaurant. Prepare to be transported from the ordinary. “The Winery at Saint George is proud to continue its tradition of bringing the best in local and touring talent to our patrons,” says venue owner Tom DeChiaro.

All shows starts at 9 p.m. While there is no cover charge, The Winery encourages a $10/person gratuity for the artists.

JOY ON FIRE – Every Saturday in June

Defying tradition and often description, JOY ON FIRE emerged from Baltimore’s roiling avant-garde music scene. Bass, drums, and sax create a potent jazz-rock fusion known as Punk-Jazz and described as “Zeppelin meets Coltrane.”

JoyOnFire.com

JOE DURAES & THE SKILLS – June 13

With his warm tenor and electrified acoustic alt-rock groove, LoHud mainstay Joe Duraes weaves tales that explore themes of love, heartache, relationships, and the world we live in. Joe and his band currently perform live as “Joe Duraes & The Skills,” honoring their home base in Peekskill, NY.

www.joeduraes.com

JAGGERY – June 20

Moving from haunting lullabies to intricately woven mixed-meter rants to catharsis-inducing mini-epics, the band borrows pages out of the books of both Kate Bush and Alice Coltrane, suggesting a classical, organic, avant-jazz-oriented Cocteau Twins or a “white witch” counter to the haunting Diamanda Galas.

THIS SHOW WILL BE FILMED.

Jaggery.org

 

Upcoming shows – February 2015

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Hey y’all! We’ve got some shows we are looking forward to next week!
Thursday, February 19, we’ll be at the Windup Space in Baltimore, MD with our friends “F” and the Expanding Man — more info HERE!

Friday , February 20, we’ll be in Coram, NY at O’brien’s Pub, with Blueblack and more — details HERE.

And Saturday, we finish up at Division Street Guitars in Peekskill, NY, with Blueblack again — more info HERE.

We’ve got some shows lined up in North Carolina in May — keep posted for more details!

A unique shape?

Sam Smith just lost his case for copyright infringement because he stole the tune from Tom Petty’s “Won’t Back Down.” But the controversy’s not over, because copyright infringement wasn’t the controversy in the first place. The real controversy is: Why is “Stay With Me” up for a Grammy at all?

Smith can sing, I guess, but the song shape is boring, and the production is mawkish. Jimmy Page, no stranger to lawsuits of this type, and recently sued by the band Spirit for supposedly ripping off the opening of “Stairway to Heaven,” defends himself in these cases by basically saying “My composition has a unique shape.”

Does this idea — a unique shape — even make sense to your average contemporary listener? Probably not, and that’s too bad….

Here’s a short YouTube video I found overlaying both songs for just the first few bars. Enough to show the similarities and the differences. What do you think?

Joy on Fire w/Nomadic at The One Stop – FREE

ASHEVILLE, NC: The One Stop, Asheville’s premiere live music venue, is thrilled to present Joy on Fire (on tour) with local jam favorites Nomadic on Friday, June 27 for a free show.

Baltimore natives JOY ON FIRE (JoF) are returning to The One Stop playing their original mind-expanding brand of jam, this time tearing it up with local band Nomadic. Leading with saxophone, JoF creates a sound best described as “punk-jam/fuzz-rock” (sometimes called “punk-jazz”).

Now based in Greensboro, NC, JoF travels the East Coast winning converts with its adventurous self-titled debut CD, which features three big songs (akin to some of the more groundbreaking albums of the 60s and 70s like Yes’s Relayer): “The Complete Book of Bonsai,” “The Marriage of Hell and Heaven” and “If 3 Was 8” (the title a tribute to Jimi Hendrix’s “If 6 Was 9”).

Anna Meadors shreds on saxophones, while drummer Mike “Pickle” Carney, and bassist John Paul Carillo lay down a funky beat. Think Morphine/Fishbone/Coltrane/Zeppelin.

The four members, (Kevin Rohweder – drums, Nate Rohweder – guitar, Eli Scott – bass, Greg Andersen – keyboards) of Nomadic owe their growing popularity to their highly captivating and energetic live performances as well as their epic and diverse song structures that range from electronica to anthemic rock.

Nomadic’s wide range of influences create an intriguingly new blend of progressive rock, electronica, and funk. These styles all lend to Nomadic’s addictive and undeniably fun grooves, blistering peaks and melodic ballads that are unique and immense. Nomadic brings an energy packed live sound that is gripping from start to finish. It is an experience not easily forgotten.

This is a free show – no cover charge!

The One Stop: June 27, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.
For more information visit us online at:
Nomadic
Joy on Fire
Like us on Facebook.com/nomadicrage
Facebook.com/joyonfire

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.