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Bellevue Beats: Joy Mills Band

August 4, 2021 - by Brooke Wilson

Bellevue Beats: Joy Mills Band


Joy Mills Band, a Seattle-based soulful country and roots group, embraces a sonic turn on their new album, Echolocator, with a clean, modern sound that places vocals front and center. An eclectic set of influences from long-time band members take flavors from singer-songwriters like Jenny Lewis and Sharon Van Etten and twangy southern rock classics from Supertramp and The Police. Chartered by a no-frills rhythm section, the atmosphere and vibe are brought to life with Lucien LaMotte's versatile lead guitar and Jack Quick's playful keyboards. Still classic and warm, the Joy Mills Band delivers 10 unfaltering songs on Echolocator, their fifth release, mixed by Julian Martlew and mastered by Ed Brooks (Resonant Mastering). Joy Mills Band has received accolades from notable sources such as The Stranger, Seattle Weekly, Maverick Magazine and Americana UK; toured nationally and in Europe; and shared performances with artists like Todd Snider, Eilen Jewell, The Delines, Zoe Muth, and the Wood Brothers.


  • Mills on lead vocals and electric guitar
  • Tom Parker on bass, harmony vocals 
  • Lucien LaMotte on electric guitar, nylon guitar, pedal steel
  • Mike McDermott on drums
  • Jack Quick on keys and harmony vocals

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Spanning April through autumn, we’re reigniting Downtown's music scene with free concerts in the Heart of Bellevue. Replay your favorite tunes from our virtual series on our Facebook page and website. Mark your calendars to catch all the rhythm & blues in person at different parks and plazas around the Heart of Bellevue community, each week at noon. See all venue locations on our events calendar. Whether you catch the tunes online or stroll Downtown for shows under the sun, enjoy our longest concert series yet!


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