Mt. Joy made its Kansas City debut last night at The Riot Room. The LA/Philadelphia alternative band filled up the Westport venue bar on the beginning of its spring tour. Opening acts included local singer Chloe Jacobson and rocker Olivia Jean.
Concert goers travelled from all over, including a few members of lead singer Matt Quinn’s family who trekked from their hometown three hours away. Now, less than two weeks after debuting its self-titled album, Mt. Joy is no stranger to drawing and playing for the masses with a solid setlist consisting of now 15 songs, thanks to the new album. Songs like “Astrovan” and “Silver Lining” mix the setlist with new and old tracks.
Fresh off playing 10 shows at SXSW in just a few days, it won’t take long before the rest of the Spring 2018 tour sells out clubs and theatres all over the United States.
This band is hungry and excited to see what comes next the tour continues through the end of May. “Mt. Joy” features 13 songs with deep lyrics and meanings. Find it on your favorite streaming service.
**Photos and writeup by Ashleigh Lee
Not only did Philadelphia-based indie folk band Mt. Joy recently announced that they’re playing the incredible Atlanta-based Shaky Knees Music Festival in May, but they also released their self-titled debut full-length album. So while we’re over here saying, “Hell yeah!” repeatedly, we’re also not hoarders of the magic. We are all about sharing the best with you on a regular basis, so check out the thirteen track stunner in its entirety below! (Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments.)
But we’ve partnered up with Mt. Joy to bring you even more joy than you could possibly experience by listening to this album a couple of times. The guys are going to give away a vinyl copy of Mt. Joy to one lucky fan! To enter, follow the instructions below. (More chances to win the more you do!) Trust us, you do NOT want to miss out on the sonic ambiance that Mt. Joy sets, simultaneously raspy and rough vocally, while boasting a soft and beautiful instrumentation that will have you feeling fulfilled almost immediately.
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The unforgettable Mt. Joy is set to release their self-titled debut album March 2nd. A reunited high school band that consists of Matt Quinn, Sam Cooper, Michael Byrnes, Sotiris Eliopoulous, Jackie Miclau, Mt. Joy’s latest single “Jenny Jenkins” is a song that has its lead vocalist singing with desire in his heart. The song talks about love but is not a rendition of the folk song that has the same name.
In “Jenny Jenkins” the lead vocalist shows his love and appreciation for whoever “Jenny Jenkins” is. The song shows the tenderness and raw emotions of love for his loved one. And it’s built to be a classic, really good down from its acoustic sound to the singer’s soulful voice. “Jenny Jenkins” shows what it is like to truly love and appreciate someone.
Mt. Joy’s album features thirteen original songs that are about many different serious topics. Mt. Joy’s self-titled debut album Mt. Joy will be available March 2nd. Keep up with the band here.