JOYFULTALK create music that isn’t immediately recognizable or even categorizable. The process is unique, the instruments are homemade or modified, and the sounds are distinct. You know this from listening to either of their albums but might still be curious about how it all comes together for Jay Crocker and Shawn Dicey.

Fortunately, through an in-depth interview with Seattle’s renowned KEXP, and on the Kreative Kontrol podcast with Guelph’s Vish Khanna, you can now begin to understand their methods and ethos.

“an immersive experience, in turn, spiritual and droning, filled with introspective soundscapes that could also function as morbid club hits.” – KEXP


A midwinter celebration of songwriting and storytelling, Shivering Songs hosts internationally renowned artists in historic and intimate spaces throughout downtown Fredericton, New Brunswick on the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik people.

The festival is pleased to add  to its 2019 line-up, announcing The Good LoveliesBeverly Glenn CopelandGarrett MasonJennah Barry, festival founders The Olympic Symphonium, and more. These additions come after the previously-announced Dan ManganJeremy DutcherGreg Keelor,Bedouine, and Erin Costelo.

The expanded lineup also included Common HollyAlan JeffriesPenny BlacksJamie Comeau & Crooked Teeth, and Denmother, as well as Corridor and Simon Daniel, who will be presented in cooperation with Pop Montreal.

Now celebrating its ninth edition, Shivering Songs runs January 22-27 in Fredericton, NB. Very few weekend passes, and select individual show tickets are on sale now while tickets to the January 25 double bill with Jeremy Dutcher and Bedouine have recently sold out.