Cherie Yurco is a former editor at Making Music and has worked as a freelance editor and writer for over 20 years. She’s written about topics from travel to business, in Asia, Europe, and the US. When she settled near Syracuse, she rediscovered her passion for photography. She especially likes photographing musicians caught lost in their music. Cherie also enjoys exploring, photographing, and writing about music-related destinations around the country. Visit her blog at

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Wow……What a story. With all her talent and beauty you would never guess that Joy had to live through all those hard times. The part about music as therapy is so true as almost any musician will tell you. Very good article.

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