ECA+ Creative Member Directory
Mapping the Arts in Easthampton, Southampton, & Westhampton

Christa Joy Andersen

educator, robot aficionado, and singer-songwriter

Homey and bittersweet, Christa Joy's songs tell dreamlike and personable stories in an Oklahoma-back-porch style. Her honey-toned voice recalls Americana greats like Gillian Welch and Nanci Griffith.

Singer-songwriter Christa Joy is a folk musician living in Easthampton with her partner, Jeremy, daughter Tilden, and her mutt dog, Jack. She loves stories and harmonies and swimming holes. Her first album, "Ready or Not," was released in 2012. Her second album, "Daughter of Your Lost Art," was released October 2014 to a sold out crowd at The Parlor Room in Northampton, MA.

Joy is a member of the Pioneer Valley's Woman Songwriter Collective of Western Massachusetts and has performed at notable folk venues throughout New England, including The Dream Away Lodge, Club Passim, and the Iron Horse. 2014 was a big year for Joy: in addition to opening for Meg Hutchinson and Antje Duvekot, she released her second full-length album, Daughter of Your Lost Art, which continues her exploration of perennial human themes like transience, facing loss, and discovering life.