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Joy Sumberg’s magic is “her resonant reminiscence of life stages,
touching on romance, as well as interpersonal levels. Her sultry timbre is easy as an afternoon rowboat ride.”

She honed her songwriting and performing skills as a street musician in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA. It was on this proving ground that she first began to share her lyrics and melodies crafted with an extreme personal honesty surrounded by simple acoustic chords. Those days of singing in the brilliant summer sun solidified her love of beautiful melodies that resonate down the red brick walkways and echo off the historic buildings creating an enchanting music box.

Today, Joy continues to create deeply personal songs about love, friendship, beauty, and sometimes unfiltered anger. Her live solo performances layer a teasing humor that contrasts with the intensely personal nature of her songs. The combination creates an intimate evening of folky, rocky, soulful music with a hint of mountain flavor and the welcomed touch of laughter.

Past collaborations include recording projects with progressive rock band, Plank, lead-singer of Boston-based rock band, Buzzstar and North Shore folk/blues band, Neptune Bay.


Original songs "Dancer" and "Rain" are featured in the 2006 film "Free To Fly" created by artist Kerry Anne Kazokas. In addition to featuring songs, Joy makes her "acting" debut as an open mic performer.

"I Shall Be Released" recorded with Neptune Bay made the Folk on WGBH 89.7 playlist.

Her song, "For You" received an Honorable Mention in the 2004 Billboard World Song Contest.

Produced and hosted The North Shore Music Project TV show for North Shore Comcast access channels with Neptune Bay.


Wouldn't fix it anyways (2008)

3 Song Demo (2004)

North Shore Music Project: Original Acoustic Music from the North Shore (2004)

Neptune Bay (2003)

Prelove (1999)


Mocha Maya's Coffeehouse, Shelburne Falls, MA
The Puskin, Greenfield, MA
The Middle East, Cambridge, MA
The Plough and Stars, Cambridge, MA
Skybar, Somerville, MA
Grumpy's, Falmouth, MA
The Grog, Newburyport, MA
Yankee Homecoming Festival, Newburyport, MA
Essex Music Festival, Essex, MA
Terra Blues, The Village, New York City
Other local venues

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