Launch 2012: Artist Preview – The Joy Formidable Launch 2012: Artist Preview – The Joy Formidable

Launch 2012: Artist Preview – The Joy Formidable


If there is one band I would absolutely beg the people of Sacramento to check out, it would be The Joy Formidable. Unlike some of the more well-known headliners who can boast of careers that go back to the mid-1990’s and early 2000’s, The Joy Formidable is relatively new to the scene, and relatively elusive to the North American show-goer.

The Joy Formidable began making their way onto the radar of music nerds and festival folk two years ago before SXSW 2011 when NPR began featuring them on shows like World Café, Best New Music of 2011 and their SXSW 2011 preview.
However, being UK based means that Sacramento is incredibly fortunate to have The Joy Formidable live onstage for Launch 2012.

I missed them at SXSW 2011, and I couldn’t be more thankful that I’ll finally get to see The Joy Formidable in Cesar Chavez Park this Saturday. It might get loud!

The Joy Formidable at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011
photos by Charles Nickles

Check out their World Cafe performance on NPR Music HERE



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