Joy Ike will perform at the Ridgefield Library’s spring live folk music series on Sunday, April 30, at 2. Ike was born to Nigerian immigrants, and her music, voice and writing have drawn comparisons to such female musicians as Corinne Bailey Rae, Norah Jones, Regina Spektor, and Fiona Apple. Her percussive piano-playing and soaring vocals give homage to her African upbringing.
Ike has spent the last nine years playing thousands of shows across the country. She has had the opportunity to share the stage and open for Cody Chesnutt, Allen Toussaint, Tyrone Wells, Jeffrey Gaines, and Sara Groves, to name a few.