In the early summer of 2015 at the Seattle Zoo Erica Joy was devastatingly kicked out of a Patty Griffin meet and greet she wasn’t invited to. While there were barricades between her and one of her most beloved musical influences that day, that same year she was to launch her own music career.
Joy released her first single, "Fun to Hold You", in 2015 which remained in the Kansas City’s 96.5 Homegrown Buzz rotation for over a year.
After playing locally and writing new material 2016 culminated with an exclusive music video premiere of her second single, “Happy Villian”, through 90.9 The Bridge.
Joy’s first ep, aptly titled “Introduction”, was released in 2017 and received accolades from NPR’s sister stations KCUR, 96.5 The Buzz, SoFar Sounds, Recordbar, Inkkc, Mills Record Company, I Heart Local Music, HearQueer, 90.9 The Bridge, and I Love KC Music solidifying Joy’s presence in the Kansas City and Midwest music scene.
With fundraising efforts for production underway 2019 ushers in a newly written album slated for release by 2020. Stay tuned for updates on future shows, new merch, and meet up opportunities at Ericajoymusic.com and affiliated social media websites.
Many thanks to all of Joy’s “faithful sons”.