Joyner’s musical career began during the early 90’s lo-fi explosion which spawned contemporaries like Smog, Lou Barlow, and Will Oldham. Like them, Joyner was quick to avoid being pigeonholed as a lo-fi, 4-track artist. Instead, he chose the recording environment that suited the individual material, allowing some records to be recorded in studios, others in living rooms and warehouse spaces. Between tours, he released a series of influential records on various independent labels (including his own label, Sing, Eunuchs!) before giving up regular touring to raise a family.
Legendary British DJ, John Peel, was an early champion of Joyner’s music and expanded the songwriter’s audience considerably through airplay on his BBC program. But, without regular touring, Joyner remained under the radar–a cult hero whose music was only known to a few. During the last several years he has quietly focused on his songwriting and recording, only doing short tours on occasion, while continuing to release diverse, independent albums on a regular basis. Each release has secured his critical reputation as well as making him one of those songwriter’s songwriters that other artists discuss eagerly, but who the larger public hasn‘t discovered.
Edited by Flamingo409 on 21 Oct 2009, 16:27
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