Friday October 28: Joy Adler And The Souls of Evolution
Winner 2008 Toronto Online Magazine Awards for:
“Best International Pop CD/Album”
& “Best International Female Artist.”
Rare, stunning, transcending; Joy Adler is an extraordinary vocalist who sings from the depths of her being and risks revealing it to the world to create one-of-a-kind concert experiences.
Although Joy first began singing music in church as a child, because of the power and range of her voice, she began her career as a rock singer. She specialized in bringing her own interpretation to songs by Led Zeppelin, Journey, The Cult, Jimi Hendrix, Elton John, Heart, Bad Company, Thin Lizzy and the like.
Later she perfected her stage performing and stretched herself vocally by singing R&B as well as lighter musical influences like pop and jazz on the stages of Atlantic City. Joy appreciated the experience she gained from performing at this level, but longed to get back to her passion, songwriting and original music.
A recent 4-star review of her 2008 release “Postcards” sums up her multi-genre style: “The opening slice, “By Your Side,” is propelled by guitars that suggest the influence of country music or Americana. It is rootsy pop with a solid vocal performance that is sweet but not as sugary as you’d hear from today’s Nashville populace. “Prayer” turns the page immediately after it, letting Mike Steiner’s fiery blues riffs loose while Adler’s voice soars through the clouds. “Our Rapture,” on the other hand, is a delicate piano piece reminiscent of Tori Amos (minus the personal issues) and Norah Jones.