Listen to Joy Guidry’s first single, ‘Members Don’t Get Weary’, off forthcoming album AMEN

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Gifted bassoonist and composer Joy Guidry has announced the follow up to last years’s Radical Acceptance. Entitled AMEN, their upcoming album will see the light of day on May 10th through Whited Sepulchre Records. “I wanted to give a voice and give power and provide community to the people I love and truly care for on this record by tackling songs and challenging myself,” Guidry said. “I knew I got the right people, the right community to drive it home, to take my ideas and really bring it together.” They continue:

“In AMEN there is a lot experimentation with different forms of Black American music. I wanted to lean heavily on my Texas, Louisiana and Creole roots in this project. There were many days spent with my ancestors during the writing of this album and I’m eternally grateful for the music they sang to me during our time together. I’m excited for y’all to hear this project that experiments with gospel, jazz, ambient and the blues on May 10th.”

Alongside the album news, Guidry has shared the first single ‘Members Don’t Get Weary’, a poignant tribute to jazz luminaire Max Roach, celebrating his centennial birthday. Soul-stirring and soul-soothing, ‘Members Don’t Get Weary’ is after your ears.

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