Pittsburgh singer-songwriter Joy Ike was in town for the second annual Launch Music Conference here in Lancaster, PA, and we had the opportunity to sit down with her for a chat about her artistic process, her impressions of Lancaster, and how she’s using the Internet to promote her music.

Joy raised 75% of the funds to cover the cost of recording her forthcoming album through her Kickstarter project.

Infused with energetic passion, Joy preformed two songs for us on the show. A video of her performance of  ‘Sweeter’, off her upcoming album, while at our studio is shown below.

Support for this episode of The Lancast has been provided by Karlo Photography, Meteor Tower Films, PhotOlé, Lancaster County Art Association, and the Rumschpringe Short Film Festival, taking place June 4th and 5th at the Theater of the Seventh Sister.

Theme music: Invisible Walls by Revolution Void
Break music: Bala Perdida by Mierda 2.0