Joy McKayis a contemporary singer-songwriter who joined the Rambles.NET staff as a way to overcome her own nervousness about seeking reviews. "In the process of reviewing other artists, I have come to appreciate a wide spectrum of music and have also gained a greater understanding of my own music and my career goals. Also, now that I am a reviewer, I'm not nearly as afraid of them anymore."
Joy listens to a wide range of music and is particularly interested in fine songwriting within any genre. "It's a pleasure to listen to an album that is strong in all areas: songwriting, performance, arrangement and production. If a project has a weakness in a particular area, I try to point it out in such a way that the artist can learn from it and make their recordings even better." Through Rambles.NET, Joy has discovered wonderful albums by artists she's never heard before.
Joy believes that a thoughtful and constructive review can be of great assistance to an artist at any stage of her career. With two albums of her own and many award-winning songs to her credit, she finds her work for Rambles.NET a very rewarding part of her artistic life. Because she lives and works in a large "music town," where many musicians know each other, Joy prefers to use a pseudonym to ensure honesty in her reviews.
Reviews by Joy include:
Beyond the Pale
Dave's True Story
David Elias & the Great Unknown
Mark Haines & Tom Leighton
David Ross MacDonald
Dave McCann & the Ten-Toed Frogs
Adam Michael Rothberg
Valdy & Gary Fjellgaard