Joy Kills Sorrow performs live on Mountain Stage. i

Joy Kills Sorrow performs live on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

toggle caption Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage
Joy Kills Sorrow performs live on Mountain Stage.

Joy Kills Sorrow performs live on Mountain Stage.

Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Mountain Stage

Joy Kills Sorrow On Mountain Stage

Joy Kills Sorrow On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/248573259/248581283" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Joy Kills Sorrow makes its second appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.V. With its bluegrass roots — the band's name is a play on the call letters of the Indiana radio station that broadcast the Monroe Brothers in the 1930s — Joy Kills Sorrow draws influence from the worlds of jazz, pop and rock in its innovative arrangements.

The group's set includes a cover of The Postal Service's electro-pop classic "Such Great Heights," handled with a mastery that makes it sound as if the song belonged to Joy Kills Sorrow all along. Emma Beaton is the group's lead singer, while mandolin player Jake Jolliff is responsible for Joy Kills Sorrow's hard-driving rhythms. They're joined by banjo player Wes Corbett, guitarist Matt Arcara and the band's newest member, bassist Zoe Guigueno.

Set List
  • "Was It You"
  • "Gold In The Deep"
  • "Working For The Devil"
  • "Such Great Heights"
  • "Get Along"
  • "New Man"
[+] read more[-] less

More From Folk

Brett Dennen. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

toggle caption Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Mountain Stage

Brett Dennen On Mountain Stage

Hear the singer-songwriter perform six heartfelt songs, recorded live on stage in West Virginia.

Brett Dennen On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/482930978/482942071" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Judy Collins and Ari Hest perform on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

toggle caption Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Mountain Stage

Judy Collins And Ari Hest On Mountain Stage

The veteran folksinger is joined by one of her favorite songwriters, live on stage in West Virginia.

Judy Collins And Ari Hest On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/481079099/481082026" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Overcoats perform live on Mountain Stage Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

toggle caption Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Mountain Stage

Overcoats On Mountain Stage

The duo finds beauty in simple, honest songwriting. Hear a live performance from West Virginia.

Overcoats On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/477497560/477498027" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Josh Ritter on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

toggle caption Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Mountain Stage

Josh Ritter On Mountain Stage

The folk-rock singer-songwriter performs songs from Sermon On The Rocks, live in West Virginia.

Josh Ritter On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/474871268/474871509" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

toggle caption Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Mountain Stage

Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys On Mountain Stage

The bluegrass- and Motown-inspired band performs live in West Virginia.

Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/473932448/473934346" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Vetiver live at Pickathon Tim LaBarge/opbmusic hide caption

toggle caption Tim LaBarge/opbmusic

Favorite Sessions

Vetiver, 'Current Carry' (Live)

opbmusic.org

Watch the upbeat folk band unveil a blissful new song, performed onstage in the Oregon woods.

Session Americana. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

toggle caption Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Mountain Stage

Session Americana On Mountain Stage

The Boston area's self-described "folk band in a whiskey bottle" performs live in West Virginia.

Session Americana On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/472144525/472146333" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Tim O'Brien and Old Man Luedecke Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

toggle caption Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Mountain Stage

Tim O'Brien And Old Man Luedecke On Mountain Stage

Mountain Stage's most frequent guest returns to West Virginia with a Grammy-winning collaborator.

Tim O’Brien and Old Man Luedecke On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/471436778/471437439" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Back To Top