Stacey Joy’s heritage, like her music, is a ‘mix of almost everything’.
Born in the foothills of Northern California, she taught herself piano at the age of five and has been playing with melodies ever since. At nineteen she left home and went to live in Mendoza, Argentina, where, inspired by the down-to-earth music of the gauchos, she picked up the guitar and began experimenting with songs.
She then worked her way around the world, seeking out the music that reflected the stories, souls, hopes and fears of every day people - from the searing rhythms of Brazil to the haunting ballads of the high Andes and Celtic traditions to the rich folk, blues, swing and native traditions of her homeland.
Stacey Joy’s own sound was fused along the way.
Unlike most artists, who all too often tend to get stuck in one place, Stacey Joy refuses to be limited in any way. She is a musical nomad whose uncompromising gypsy soul can be felt in the real and raw vibrancy of her songs.
‘My home is the road. I love the flow of it. I meet members of my tribe every day. In every town, city, state, country, island. My people are everywhere, and we’re growing. There’s a soulful revolution happening right now. I see it and feel it and I’m grateful to be a part of it.”
“The first time I discovered Breedlove guitars I was in a huge store looking for the perfect guitar. I’d just finished my first tour and was ready to start writing some new songs. The guitar I’d been using hadn’t stood up to the rigors of touring very well, and I knew it was time to invest in something a little more robust.
Beyond that, there was the sound to consider... I’d never found a guitar that matched up to what I heard in my imagination. And that was frustrating.
I worked my way through the racks of guitars. The big name brands left me cold, which came as something of a shock. There was no doubting the quality of some of them. But there was always something missing in the way they sounded.
Then I picked up a Breedlove. It was a beautiful guitar with a full mahogany body. I was spellbound by the look and feel of it, but I’d spent so many hours being disappointed I was afraid to play it lest the magic be lost on the first strum.
I needn’t have worried. The warmth and richness of the tone was exactly what I’d been searching for. It was love at first play, and we’ve been together ever since!” - Stacey Joy