Dozens attended Friday’s concert at the St. Catharine Motherhouse, St. Catharine, Ky. Joyce performed a number of beautiful songs including “Standing on the Shoulders,” a song written for the 75th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in 1995. Tonight, Joyce also shared a song she is in the process of writing that honors both the Sisters of Loretto and the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and the work both have done over the last two hundred years.
As Joyce began the evening, she pointed out that two Congregations were celebrating quite a birthday – 200 years times 2. Both Congregations are celebrating their bicentennials. Joyce led those gathered in singing a version of “Happy Birthday.”
Joyce is a well respected musician and was picked for her first album as a finalist in the Nammies, one of Nashville’s prestigious music awards. Her success has grown with each subsequent release, and her songs have inspired listeners to act to preserve and protect the Earth. Today, her music is heard in more than eighty countries on syndicated radio programs.
With dozens of writer credits, her songs have been recorded by pop and country music artists, featured in movies and ads, and used as theme songs for several national events. Her music has been used extensively by educators and by environmental and peace organizations, such as the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, UNESCO, and Earth Charter.
With extensive music and theatrical training, Joyce has traveled the country to spread the concepts of Earth connection and sustainability. Earth Mama’s motto is “Helping Heal the Planet One Song at a Time.” Her performances incorporate songs, commentary, and when appropriate, audience participation, to educate and empower individuals to shift to more sustainable lifestyles and to contribute in whatever other ways they can to helping heal the planet.