34 episodes

Joy Sounds features the brightest emerging and breaking artists in music through in-depth interviews and live performances from the Joy Sounds studio. Produced and hosted by Chris Sampson.

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Joy Sounds features the brightest emerging and breaking artists in music through in-depth interviews and live performances from the Joy Sounds studio. Produced and hosted by Chris Sampson.

    33. Vikram Devasthali and Ross Garren

    33. Vikram Devasthali and Ross Garren

    Vikram Devasthali & Ross Garren bring a lot to the table. Both are exceptionally well trained and smart musicians that are equally at home in the pop, jazz and classical worlds. When they come together as a songwriting/production duo, they craft insightful and heartfelt songs that draw from a tremendous range of influences. They have several EP’s available for streaming including “Good Clean Fun,” “The Easy Way Down,” and “Losing Her” – each record with a specific and unique production theme. During the show, Vikram and Ross perform three songs live from the Joy Sounds studio including their new single, “The Battle of Attrition,” along with “I Can’t Find the Words” and “Let Down Your Guard.” Follow Vikram and Ross @vikram_devasthali and @ross_garren

    • 31 min
    32. Trousdale

    32. Trousdale

    Trousdale is greater than the sum of its parts. Comprised of Quinn D’Andrea, Loren Cole and Georgia Greene – they are all insightful and deep songwriters on their own and capable of individual careers. But, when they come together with their impeccable harmonies, something truly unique happens. 2020 looks to be a big year for Trousdale with their first singles being released early this Spring. You can also hear Trousdale perform on February 24th at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles. On this episode, Trousdale performs three songs live from the Joy Sounds studio – they perform “Do-Re-Mi,” “Better Off,” and “Love.” Follow Trousdale @trousdalemusic.

    • 36 min
    31. Nick Campbell Destroys

    31. Nick Campbell Destroys

    Nick Campbell Destroys is on a mission. By infusing his offbeat sense of humor into his writing, bassist Nick Campbell seeks to destroy musical boundaries. Is it jazz? Is it pop? What is it? Does it matter? All these questions will come up during this episode. But, one thing is undeniable – Nick and his bandmates (Jacob Mann, keys and Christian Euman, drums) are extraordinary musicians who are at the center of a burgeoning improvisation scene in Los Angeles. Nick Campbell Destroys plays three songs live from the Joy Sounds studio: “Drinking Gin at Arby’s,” “Promise,” and “Tribal Violence is my Love Language.” Open your mind and ears and follow Nick @nickcampbelldestroys

    • 39 min
    30. The Best of Joy Sounds, Vol. II

    30. The Best of Joy Sounds, Vol. II

    The Best of Joy Sounds Vol. II featuring live performances from Katie & Andrea (1:56), Jej Vinson (6:51), Terrell Sass (10:39), Maddie Ross (14:09), The Joy Reunion (17:31), Rainne (22:11), Lauren Ruth Ward (26:51), Ryland Steen (30:53), Anna Dellaria (34:33), Parker Meridien (38:23), Roscoe & Etta (42:48), Kyle Nicolaides (46:01), Stormakastorm (50:12), and Kina Grannis (54:03).

    • 58 min
    29. Ryland Steen

    29. Ryland Steen

    Ryland Steen is coming out of his shell. You may have seen Ryland as the drummer for the iconic classic rock band, America. Or, prior to that, as the drummer for Orange County ska punk group, Reel Big Fish. But, what you may not know is that Ryland is an excellent singer-songwriter with three records to his credit. We talk with Ryland about stepping out from behind the drumset and the courage it took for him to take center stage as an artist. We also talk about his new record, Xotoro,, which you can get directly from Ryland via his Instagram page. During the show, Ryland performs three songs live from the Joy Sounds studio – he performs “Come Out Wherever You Are,” “Hold Me Carefully,” and “Nothing Left Unsaid.” Follow Ryland @rylandsteen

    • 34 min
    28. Beware of Darkness (Kyle Nicolaides)

    28. Beware of Darkness (Kyle Nicolaides)

    Kyle Nicolaides of Beware of Darkness is an artist facing and conquering demons. This episode connects with Kyle at a critical point in his artistic journey – he’s addressing and overcoming what was a debilitating round of depression to dig deeper into his true voice as a songwriter, artist and person. You can hear this evolution in the three new songs he plays live from the Joy Sounds studio – he performs “Sedona,” “Vintage Thrift Store Dress,” and “Hotel Halls.” Also, check out Beware of Darkness’ latest single, “Bloodlines,” on all streaming platforms. Follow Kyle @kylenicolai and Beware of Darkness @bewareofdarkness

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

Vilda Ray ,

Love it!

Good conversation and great performances from all types of different artists! Great place for new music discovery

iCentaur.com ,

Great interviews

I really appreciate all the artists. Add the intimate interviews and this is about as good as it gets in the music cast world.

hasekfan02 ,

It’s great!

A great wealth of experience and connections to songwriters in LA. Chris has a good thing going!!

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