Archive: Joy Ryder


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Varieté Salon
Fri. 26. September 2008

Singer Joy Ryder of the honey-and-whiskey voice, delivers classic R&B, soul and originals in her unique, outsider style. Though Ryder thinks of herself as an old-fashioned blues singer who's been through too much (including the sudden onset and miraculous recovery last year from a brain aneurysm), and has had her heart broken with the best of them, her catalog of identities is as thick as Casanova's black book: punk rocker, cabaret chanteuse, political activist, nightclub promoter and hard-working single mom.