There was a definite Pennsylvania theme to this show, although not by design. Joy Ike lives in Pittsburgh, Laura Tsaggaris (suh-GAIR-is) grew up there, Shelley grew up there as well and is friends with one of Laura's sports coaches when she was a kid, and Shelley's sister, niece & niece's boyfriend were visiting from the Pittsburgh area. Add to that the fact that Carolyn grew up on the other side of Pennsylvania near Scranton, and the Keystone state was overly represented.
The music was excellent. Both Joy and Laura have wonderful voices and are great songwriters. The evening was on the mellow side, which suited folks quite nicely. Both Joy and Laura have big, full-band sounds on their records, but were able to translate that down to their solo sets with ease.
Thanks everyone for coming out to the show. And thanks again Shelley and Jeff for being the best co-hosts! —Ryan
Laura listens while Joy performs
Laura & Paul have a good laugh at something
Joy must think it's pretty funny too!
Janet and Joy chat during intermission
Laura poses with the fireplace guy
Joy checks the photos on her camera
Joy Ike kicks the show off with a solo set
Laura Tsaggaris performs her own opening set
Joy listens during Laura's song
Jason, Alicia & Shelley
Erin, Karen & Dan came all the way from Pittsburgh for the show!
Joy talks with Carolyn and Mark
The stage waiting for the musicians to come back