Joy's professional music experience spans over 30+ years of clubs, cabarets, hotelbars, blues bars, roadhouses, coffeehouses, concerts, tv, and movies, across the Midwest and Canada, the South and Eastern Seaboard, and 20 years of entertaining in NYC and Europe.

A noted blues singer and bassist in her own right, gracing the prestigious NYC blues scene through the 80s and 90s, as a bandleader as well as band member in acts ranging from Rhythm & Blues, Classic American Vocal Jazz, Rock & Roll, Country Western, as well as international flavors of Latin, Klezmer, Hawaiian, Reggae, and more.

Joy currently works as a Single (one-person-band guitar, vocals, drums), or Duo with added expert soloist, Trio, or larger band.


Joy as One-Person-Band VIDEOS; Guitar, Vocals, Drums, Small PA

At Last - Video of live solo as one-person-band

Flat Foot Floogie - Video of live solo, as one-person-band

Blue Bayou - Video of live solo, as one-person-band


Duo or Trio VIDEOS; Joy on bass and vocals here


Come on in My Kitchen/Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean

Send me the ‘Lectric Chair


Larger Band VIDEOS

Hound Dog

Brickyard Blues

Home on the Range

Motherless Children

Chain of Fools


Audio Mp3 links

Cruisin' for a Bluesin', blues CD 2001 NYC

I'd Rather Go Blind, live

This page still under construction. More links to be added soon. March 2013





Videos and Audio links below

A Sample 'Variety' Songlist Below

Joy has worked with live audiences for 40 years and will match the music to the room, to suit your room, your event, or your customers' tastes, mixing musical styles to suit the moment and the occasion. This is a small sample of the hundreds of songs, ranging over many styles, that she plays.

San Francisco Area Favorites
Blue Bayou
Dock of the Bay
I Left My Heart in San Francisco
Blueberry Hill
Under the Boardwalk
Love Letters in the Sand
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Wonderful World
If You’re Going to San Francisco
Blue Hawaii
Little Grass Shack
Princess Pupule
Jamaica Farewell
Sloop John B
Shame and Scandal
Jump in De Line
One Love, One Heart’
Three Little Birds
Buffalo Soldier
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
At Last
Everybody’s Cryin’ Mercy
Java Jive
Bobby McGee
White Rabbit


Rock/ Folk/ Soul/ R&B/Blues
Oh Susannah- Neil Young version
Motherless Children
Love the One You’re With
Johnny B Goode
Dancing in the Streets
Heard it Thru the Grapevine
Angel From Montgomery
City of New Orleans
Up on the Roof
Iko Iko
Come on in My Kitchen
Mama He Treat Yo Daughter Mean
Mother Earth Blues
Baby Baby I Love You
Big Fat Daddy
You Can Have My Husband
Blue Suede Shoes
Hound Dog
Shake Rattle & Roll
Big Rock Candy Mountain
Papa Come Quick
La Bamba

Latin Feel
Save the Last Dance for Me
Killing Me Softly
Rhythm is Gonna Get You
Hot Hot Hot
Jump in de Line
Shame & Scandal
Besame Mucho
En Mi Viejo San Juan
Quizas Quizas Quizas
Cielito Lindo
Rancho Grande
Dahil Sayo
Girl From Ipanema
Night & Day
Begin the Beguine

Walking After Midnight
Sweet Dreams
Folsom Prison Blues
Walk the Line
Ring of Fire
San Antonio Rose
Stand By Your Man
Tennessee Waltz

Classic Jazz Vocals
At Last
God Bless the Child
It Had to Be You
Night and Day
Do U Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans
A Kiss to Build a  Dream On
Shoefly Pie
The Frim Fram Sauce with the Ossafay
After You’ve Gone
Straighten Up and Fly Right
Puttin on the Ritz
I’m Beginning to See the Light