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Joy Kills Sorrow gets louder but keeps bluegrass alive
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Wednesday’s show with Steep Canyon Rangers at the Sinclair will be Joy Kills Sorrow’s final public performance of 2013, and its return to a hometown stage comes at the close at one of the most prolific years the band’s seen to date. Since 2006, the members of Joy Kills Sorrow — currently, Emma Beaton, Wes Corbett, Matt Arcara, Jacob Jolliff, and Zoe Guigueno — have honed their bluegrass chops on traditional instruments, perfecting their banjo picking, or mandolin strumming, or Nashville jukebox-ready pipes with approachable love songs and confident, clear explorations in folk. More