Joy Ike performs at World Cafe Live for NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Road Show | photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN |

Back on Tuesday the 19th of April, Bob Boilen and his team at NPR Music made a visit to Philadelphia for the first stop of their Tiny Desk Contest Road Show. The popular video / performance series opened itself up to submissions from across the country this winter, drawing in 131 entries from the Philadelphia music community.

Three of the standout submissions from Philly – as chosen by WXPN, NPR Music and Lagunitas – performed for a sold-out crowd at World Cafe Live upstairs on the 19th, beginning with singer-songwriter Joy Ike. Accompanied on percussion by her sister Peace – yes, their names are actually Peace and Joy – the duo played moving and catchy, piano-driven pop songs. Moments of the set recalled Fiona Apple and Leonard Cohen, and the mood ranged from contemplative to celebratory.

The entire concert was video-streamed by NPR Music on Facebook; below, watch an archive of Joy Ike’s performance in its entirety. Ike Opens for Jennifer Knapp at The Tin Angel on Sunday, May 8th; tickets and more information on the show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar.