Joy Sounds: Music You Need To Know

Joy Sounds: Music You Need To Know

Joy Sounds features the brightest emerging and breaking artists in music through in-depth interviews and live performances from the Joy Sounds studio. Produced and hosted by Chris Sampson.... Show More

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November 12, 2019 29 min

TERRELL SASS is a true Renaissance man. Based in Atlanta, Terrell is a Grammy nominated producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and entrepreneur. He draws upon a deep knowledge of the great historic artists giving his songwriting and production a rich sense of timelessness. Terrell has his own apparel line and is constantly looking for new opportunities to expand his brand within and beyond music. Terrell performs three son... Read more

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November 5, 2019 38 min

RAINNE is a dark pop duo who recently shared the Hollywood Bowl stage with some of the greats. By winning a nationwide contest, Annie Dingwall and Justin Klunk opened up for Taylor Swift, Lizzo, Billie Eilish and The Jonas Brothers among others. RAINNE also recently released a new single, “Sin” available on all streaming platforms. You can hear RAINNE perform live November 9th at Madame Siam in Los Angeles. On this episode, RAI... Read more

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October 29, 2019 37 min

KATIE & ANDREA are old souls with a new sound. Katie Skene and Andrea Whitt forged their sound while on tour with Dead & Co. and they immediately knew they had something special. They are currently rolling out a series of singles that will make up their soon to be released debut EP, “Adventures in Acid Americana.” You can catch Katie & Andrea live at the Hotel Café in Los Angeles on November 13th. On this episode, K... Read more

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October 22, 2019 38 min

ANNA DELLARIA is much more than just a singer. Yes, her powerhouse vocals will initially grab your attention. But, Anna has quickly developed into a complete artist through her songwriting and live performances. Anna is a strong advocate for building self-esteem and confidence in girls through education by supporting organizations such as Girls Inc. (girlsinc.org) with her artistry. During this episode, Anna performs three song... Read more

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October 15, 2019 33 min

MADDIE ROSS is an indie pop artist with songs overflowing with honesty and infectious hooks. Armed with her co-writer/producer, Wolfy, and an encyclopedic knowledge of late ‘90’s/2000’s pop culture, she crafted her debut album “Never Have I Ever” which was named to Billboard’s “Top 50 Albums of 2019 So Far.” During this episode, Maddie tells the incredible story of how she got the opportunity to tour with KT Tunstall as her openi... Read more

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October 8, 2019 32 min

LAUREN RUTH WARD is an uncompromising creative force. Along with co-writer/bandmate Eduardo Rivera, they are fearless in their writing and performances. We caught up with them as they are preparing for a tour in support of Melanie Martinez, October 15th – November 22nd. This will be immediately followed by their first headline European tour November 27th – December 15th. Keep an eye out for them when they are in your area. On th... Read more

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October 1, 2019 33 min

Joel Rafael is a Southern California folk legend whose newest record, Rose Avenue, is a heartfelt collection of songs that are current and insightful. Joel weaves stories of how he and Jason Mraz collaborated to bring attention to the critical issues at Standing Rock, North Dakota. And, Joel is one of the fortunate few to have co-written songs with Woody Guthrie through receiving lyrics directly from the Guthrie estate. Joel perf... Read more

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September 24, 2019 42 min

JEJ Vinson made a huge splash on The Voice last season by getting the coveted “4 chair turn.” He went on to have a strong showing as part of “Team Kelly” that earned him an international fan base. Now, after The Voice, JEJ is ready to make his mark as an artist on his own. On this episode, JEJ talks about the remarkable support of his family as well as his experience on The Voice. He performs three songs live from the Joy Sound... Read more

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September 17, 2019 32 min

Slenderbodies creates floating, atmospheric soundscapes that are at once rooted in nature and other worldly. Comprised of Max Vehuni and Benji Cormack, the duo is poised for their next step forward with the release of their new record, komorebi, on September 20th. On this episode of Joy Sounds, Max and Benji describe how they channeled a powerful experience in the redwoods of Northern California into the creation of komorebi. Sl... Read more

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September 10, 2019 30 min

Hip hop artist, STORMAKASTORM, has a very bright future. Storm is an artist with something to say, a commanding live show, and is ready to build a dynamic independent career for himself and the people in his circle. His new album, “I Wish Everything Was Different” tells a story of confronting challenges, as well as showing gratitude to family and friends. Storm and his band perform three songs from the album live in the Joy Soun... Read more

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September 3, 2019 37 min

ROSCOE & ETTA are an Americana duo comprised of songwriters, Maia Sharp and Anna Schulze. On this episode, they discuss how their first writing session together produced the song “Play On” which served as the catalyst for their sound. Roscoe & Etta have a new EP – Blessings, Curses, Anchors and Wings – that will be released October 18th. You can also catch them live at the Hotel Café in Los Angeles on October 17th. Rosc... Read more

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THE BEST OF JOY SOUNDS LIVE SESSIONS – VOLUME I features performance highlights from the amazing emerging artists who were guests on the first 12 episodes. This Best of Joy Sounds episode includes performances by RKCB, Rozzi, Skylar Funk, Honey County, Fabriq, Okudaxij, Loren Cole, Lou Roy, Haleigh Bowers and The Nova Darlings. Learn more about all of these artists by listening to their episodes on Joy Sounds! Follow Joy Sounds ... Read more

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August 20, 2019 36 min

SKYLAR FUNK and his band, Trapdoor Social, have an impressive and deep commitment to the environment. In this episode, you’ll hear how Skylar has put together shows and festivals that are completely run on solar power. Skylar also shares the moving story behind a very special instrument – a harp – that he plays during the show. Although we catch Skylar in a more intimate singer/songwriter mode on today’s episode, he puts on an a... Read more

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August 13, 2019 41 min

Film composer, JACQUES BRAUTBAR, brings a rock band background together with a love of Wagner to create a signature sonic palette. Jacques' mission is “to write unique music that adds a fourth dimension to the narrative experience by supporting story, enhancing visuals and communicating the unspoken.” In this episode of Joy Sounds, Jacques demonstrates the range of his skill through majestic video game cues, melodies that can... Read more

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August 6, 2019 29 min

OKUDAXIJ has their own rules. On this episode of Joy Sounds, you’ll hear Eric Radloff, along with producer, Scott Heiner, throw out the “Music Marketing 101” playbook - starting with the band name that resembles what happens when a cat walks across a computer keyboard. Okudaxij’s music and recording process is no less unique. They have a way of writing and recording that truly captures an emotional spark in the moment – which is ... Read more

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July 30, 2019 33 min

LOREN COLE is an impressive songstress with a pure voice who is on the move…literally. In this episode, we hear how Loren’s restlessness and continuous searching has led her to sing and write songs in almost all corners of the country. You can hear how this movement and this time of transition inspires Loren’s music through her performance of 4 songs live from the Joy Sounds studio: “Bear the Weight,” “With My Love,” “Railroad,”... Read more

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July 23, 2019 52 min

Joy Sounds presents a great indie rock band, THE NOVA DARLINGS! During the show, the Nova Darlings perform three songs live from the Joy Sounds studio: “Laundry Room,” “A Terrible Film,” and “I’m a Good Person (I Swear).” The Nova’s talk about their most recent record, Ephemera, Etc. and how they are a “pro-mental health band.” They also give frightful stories of driving through blinding snow storms while on tour, wearing dresse... Read more

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July 16, 2019 49 min

Joy Sounds welcomes HALEIGH BOWERS! Haleigh is an artist with something say. She always brings 100% attitude and commitment to her songs and performances. During the show, Haleigh performs the premier of her new song, “Gladly,” along with three other songs live from the Joy Sounds studio – “My Religion,” “A Think I Do,” and “Being Alone.” Haleigh talks about being fearless as a songwriter and how being a strong advocate for bod... Read more

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July 9, 2019 50 min

Joy Sounds presents electro-pop/funk duo, FABRIQ. Fabriq, comprised of Cooper Bell and Daniel Davila, let us in on how they bring together multiple influences, including Daniel’s Puerto Rican heritage, to shape their sound. During our conversation, they give us insight into their songwriting process - which mostly involves trying to make each other laugh. We also learn why Elon Musk indirectly is responsible for bringing Fabriq ... Read more

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July 2, 2019 54 min

Joy Sounds is proud to present an amazing artist, LOU ROY. When asked to describe her sound, Lou conjures up images of lonely desert bars with drum machines. In spite of being a remarkable vocalist, we talk about her inspiring and breakthrough moment as an artist when she discovered that her true gifts weren’t actually in music. We also have a moment when we reflect on the greatness of Joni Mitchell and how influential Joni was ... Read more

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