Mt. Joy On Touring With The Lumineers, 'Rearrange Us' And Philly Sports Radio : World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN Mt. Joy was recently on the road with The Lumineers when the tour was cut short by the pandemic. The members of the group perform for us separately from home in this session.
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Mt. Joy On World Cafe

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It's Hard To Keep Mt. Joy From Making Music

It's Hard To Keep Mt. Joy From Making Music

Mt. Joy On World Cafe

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Set List

  • "Strangers"
  • "Death"
  • "My Vibe"
  • "Silver Lining"

Mt. Joy was formed by singer Matt Quinn and guitarist Sam Cooper who both grew up outside of Philadelphia and went to the same high school. The band's song "Silver Lining" off its 2018 self-titled debut album, ended up at No. 1 on the Billboard Adult Alternative chart.

Mt. Joy was recently on the road with The Lumineers in support of its sophomore album, Rearrange Us, when the tour was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic. But it's hard to keep these road warriors from making music. Today we'll hear Mt. Joy perform songs that the group performed for us while in quarantine and hear Matt Quinn tell us the story of how he first started making music with Sam back in high school. He'll also tell us how the song "Silver Lining" ended up on the first Mt. Joy album — and what makes Philly sports talk radio worth listening to, even if you're not a sports fan.

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