I’m a long time fan of Joy Askew, both as a musician and as a person. She’s a fantastic musician, a tireless activist, and a great friend. Joy has performed with some brilliant artists as well: Laurie Anderson, Peter Gabriel, and Joe Jackson, to name only a few. We talked about the current climate for independent artists, both the good and the bad, our mutual appreciation of crowdfunding, and Joy’s inspiration behind her songs. The new album, Queen Victoria, sounds like it’s going to be fantastic and you should seriously consider pre-ordering a copy on Joy’s Pledge Music page.
Coming up in just a few weeks, the first live episode of this podcast. Here in NYC at the Kraine Theater on June 27, join me and my guests Eve Beglarian, Victoria Libertore, Duncan Pflaster, and Will Shishmanian for a great night of adventurous musical artists as part of the Queerly Festival. Click here for everything you need to know about MikeyPod Live!
Music on the show:
Walk the Dog – Joy Askew
Mammoth – Joy Askew