Over the past few months, Tucson’s own Joyce Luna has been cracking away at fundraising efforts for a new album via Generosity. With her compelling story of persistence and endearing, resonant songwriting reminiscent of 20th-century chestnuts like Joni Mitchell and James Taylor, Luna has quickly become a staple in the heart of Tucson’s musical community.
Following a strong showing at the recent 2017 iteration of TKMA’s yearly Tucson Folk Festival, as well as ongoing gigs at local venues, her presence in the Old Pueblo only continues to grow. In the end, it’s no wonder why she’s received the production backing of modern Tucson giants Ryan Green (Ryanhood) and Petie Ronstadt (Ronstadt Brothers) – her music, as well as her humanity as a whole, are exactly the type of heartening light that we need to ferry us through these trying times.
It’s been good news for Luna’s followers, too, given that in a July update, she’s revealed that her album project is now 83% funded between online and local donations. With less than $2,000 left to go, we are nearly there in funding this wonderful local artist’s brand new record, tentatively titled Every Road We Take!
Donation perks include signed albums, handwritten lyrics, house concerts, and even professional lessons from mandolinist extraordinaire Michael Markowitz, uke wizard Wally Lawder, and even a gem of a songwriting class from Luna herself. If you’re eager to find out more, feel free to check out the Generosity fundraiser by following this link and perhaps even chipping in yourself!
Photo Credit: Tammy Maki/Jim Smales