Billie Joyce delivers a very up close and personal sophomore album. One Willing Heart is Soulful Americana, reflecting the growth and change of Billie's life, the past three years. Songwriting for Billie Joyce is cathartic, so she writes from the heart, from experience, and lays it all out there for you to find your own truth in her words.
Recorded and produced by BJ Baartmans (www.bjbaartmans) at Léon's Farm in Boekend, The Netherlands, One Willing Heart, has a truly organic feel and sound. Billie Joyce met BJ two years ago, when he and fellow Pawnshop Band member, Eric Devries, decided to accompany her on her first European tour(supporting radio play on Love Tone). The musical connection, was truly magical, and Billie Joyce felt she had finally found her true sound. BJ had self produced all of his own albums, and Shannon Lyons' Wandered CD, so when it came time to decide who would produce her second album, she knew exactly who she wanted.
The musicianship and creativity that went into One Willing Heart, is apparent from the first drum beat of Season For Being Alone, to the last haunting echo of the Wurlitzer on Goodbye Joeie. With BJ at the helm, playing all the guitar parts, Stephan van der Meijden on drums, Gerald van Beuningen on bass, Mike Roelofs on Wurlitzer and organ, and Eric Devries, and Shelly Miller-Kerwin on background vocals, and Léon Bartels mixing and mastering, this album has a fresh, edgy sound that differs from the slick sound of many mainstream cds today.
One Willing Heart, has imaginative arrangements, percussive grooves, and soulful vocals. This album is about love, loss and growth. Three things that none of us can avoid.
For more information on Billie Joyce, and this album, please visit her website:www.billiejoyce.com