What does joy sound like? For me, so much music reverberates with joy. Music has to be some audible echoe of the inexpressible joy in God’s heart. I’d love to hear from you – what music, what band puts a lilt in your step and a smile on your face?
One blast of joy that I love comes from a Quebec roots group called La Bottine Souriante (means “the smiling boot”). They’re a fusion of Quebecois folk music with a big brass fluorish (I first heard them at the Calgary Folk Festival – if you haven’t already, you’ve got to check out the festival, a weekend of goodness on Prince’s Island Park). But about the smiling boot – well, you can’t listen to them without dancing or smiling, my choice house band for a kitchen party.