Joy Truskowski weaves together a sonic quilt of harmonies, flute, percussion, and guitar live with a loop station to perform refreshing, catchy, and introspective original folk pop songs. Most of her songs come from dreams, and they convey a message of love, compassion, tolerance, revolution, and empowerment. Her voice is angelic, soulful, and haunting.
In addition to her originals, she plays a wide variety of cover songs ranging from Woody Guthrie to Katy Perry. Fans compare her voice to Joan Baez and Grace Slick. Her warm and engaging personality will get you singing and dancing along.
She has shared shows with Ben Solee, After Jack, Lobo Marino, Darrin Bradbury, and Alison Self. She plays at cafes, restaurants, farmers markets, wineries, brewing companies, dinner shows, churches, private parties and more!
Listen to some of her songs here.
Watch some of her live performances here.
You can see some images here.
And here are some upcoming events.
Joy just completely nailed it, hit it out of the park, knocked my socks off, any other cliche can be inserted that means awesome. What a performance. Beautiful, caring, heartfelt, and important songwriting delivered with solid guitar work… and a voice that I don’t have the vocabulary to describe. I can only thank you, Joy so much for sharing your talent on my radio show this morning.
Joey Ritenhour, host of “The Americana Trail” on WUVT
Sometimes in life you are blessed in such a way that only touches you at the deepest reaches of your soul. Joy, not only draws you into this space, but allows you to feel refreshed by the experience of her own unique and creative talent.
Gregory Goebel, Music Director at Unity of Roanoke Valley
Joy was brilliant. The only other musician I’ve seen perform looping that well has been Thom Yorke from Radiohead.
Bloomington, Indiana fan
Not only does her voice put you in mind of a young, sober Grace Slick but she also conducts herself with poise and professionalism. It does nothing but warm my heart to step in my living room to see my guests dancing and playing instruments to Joy’s performance.
Chad Snyder, private party host, Bent Mountain, VA