Local singer, songwriter, and music therapist Barbara Joy is releasing her third full album, Seasons.
"Seasons is a musical journey through the year," says Joy. "The opening song is 'Joy in All Seasons' and the hope Jesus Christ gives us. So it can also be the seasons of our life."
The album has 12 original songs on it, including a few featuring Sharalee Smith. The music begins in spring and summer, moves into fall, and then winter, including the last song called 'Winnipeg Winter.'
"We go with the spring and summer season songs first, because I'm releasing it now."
Joy confesses spring/summer is her favourite time of year.
"I'm hoping listeners will find hope and encouragement no matter what season they're in. Jesus Christ is with us in all seasons. I hope they take in the beauty of spring, summer, fall, and winter."
Joy great up learning German in school and adds one verse in that language with her version of 'Silent Night.'
She will be performing on September 3 in Portage la Prairie at the Christian festival Fun with the Family. The official album release will be in October.