Billie Joyce - "Love Tone"
ISWM INDIE PICK OF THE MONTH - September 2002
(Independent Songwriter Web Magazine)
" Billie Joyce's debut album is totally reflective of a life well lived....not in the years sense..but in the details of making the most of every day, and learning from every turn you take. The lyrics move you, Billie sings her ****off, and the band rocks!"
Senior VP of A&R
BILLIE JOYCE is a woman driven by passion, love, and truth, and it shows in her debut album "love tone." There isn't anything she does that she doesn't delve into completely, especially her music. From the conviction of "What Really Matters," the sensual abandon of "I Surrender," and the dark realities of "Original Sin," there is a real honesty to the lyrics, and you believe she knows what she is singing about. Having written or co written all ten songs on "Love Tone," BILLIE JOYCE knows the power of words, and wants you to find a piece of yourself in her songs.
"Love Tone" was recorded with BILLIE JOYCE'S band at PEARL TRAXX studio in Nashville, TN. The tracks are hot! From Kevin Smith's slide guitar, Chris Tompkins's organ genius, and Karl Wingruber's passionate sax licks.... there is magic here! Danny Flowers (of Eric Clapton's "Tulsa Time" fame) co writes the swampy, sexy, whimsical "Love Alarm," and graces the album with his phenomenal guitar chops. And Shelley Miller wails on the background vocals. The pictures in the 12 page booklet are amazing! Lee Ann Burgess is the photographer and creative genius behind these pics...you have to check them out! It takes you back to the days of albums....you know when you bought the LP, and you really felt like you had bought more than just the music...you actually owned a "piece" of history, something to read, and look at for years to come.
On stage, BILLIE JOYCE gives it all up with sensual, soulful vocals, and a riveting stage presence. Her band has been together for awhile now, and they know how to lay down the groove.
For more information on BILLIE JOYCE and her band, please check out her website.
Billie Joyce// Joyce is a sultry, husky-voiced blues-rocker in the Bonnie Raitt mold, only swampier. She also has a decidedly philosophical and spiritual bend, at least judging by several of the originals on Love Tone, her new CD. The album also features a bunch of crack session players.
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2. What Really Matters
4. I Surrender
5. Love Alarm
7. Turn It On
8. Find It in Yourself
9. Original Sin
10. Yotin Awasis(wind Child)