The dream of home can be a nightmare. It’s possible that it’s a place that never existed at all . . . Still, Joyce holds out hope that there’s space for her somewhere, if only in the collective imagination of those marginalized in their homeland, ostracized in the motherland.
A concept album in the tradition of Frank Sinatra’s “In the Wee Small Hours,” Joyce addresses each of her five songs to a certain boy on her 2011 EP with Ross Garren (keyboard) and Jonathan Richards (bass). It includes Joyce’s hit song from her college days, “Don’t Ask Me Out,” which is still relevant today, and should go without saying for sorry creepers. It is perfect for that special someone you want in (or out) of your life. Find it at the usual music places.
Garry Dial and Dick Oatts’ album of Walt Whitman’s poetry set to music with the Temple University Concert Choir & Vocal Jazz Collective. Hear Joyce as a featured guest vocalist on the song “Sometimes With One I Love.”