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31 mars 2007

Joy Askew: 'A Change Is Gonna Come'

Open Mic, March 16, 2007 · Joy Askew grew up in northern England and came to New York City in the '80s.

She played keyboards and sang with many artists including Joe Jackson, Peter Gabriel, Jack Bruce, Rodney Crowell and performance artist Laurie Anderson appearing in Anderson's film "Home of the Brave".

For the last decade, Joy has focused on her own career as an artist, writing and producing six albums. The last of them, The Pirate of Eel Pie, was self-released this month. These are personal songs of Askew's, written on the guitar and piano, many of them drawing from her past growing up in Newcastle, England and being young and living in London in the '70s.

Her first record Tender City was released in 1996 on Private Music. In 2002, Joy released the electronic, jazz, downtempo CD Echo and played shows in the U.K. on a sold-out tour, opening up for David Byrne.

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