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The JamBase Podcast: Neighbor’s Richard James

The JamBase Podcast: Neighbor’s Richard James

Get completely ready for Into The Sunlight 2022 by listening to an interview with Neighbor keyboardist/vocalist Ricky James about the impending celebration and a lot more.

By Team JamBase Aug 23, 2022 9:51 am PDT

A particular Into The Solar episode of The JamBase Podcast features an interview with Neighbor keyboardist/vocalist Richard James. JamBase’s Scott Bernstein just lately caught up with Ricky to discuss the three-working day audio event, the origin of the band and much more.

JamBase and Neigbor will existing Into The Sunlight at Soundcheck Studios in Pembroke, Massachusetts from September 9 – 11. Neighbor will show up alongside with two supplemental functions at all a few nights. Jennifer Hartswick will also perform each individual night with The Nth Power, Club d’Elf, Natalie Cressman and Ian Faquini and Duochrome rounding out the lineup. Buy Into The Sun 2022 tickets now.

Neighbor will play in 3 various configurations at Into The Sun. On Friday, September 9, the quartet will enjoy a Neighbor 9 established. The lineup capabilities James and bandmates guitarist Lyle Brewer, bassist Dan Kelly and drummer Dean Johnston joined by saxophonist Matt Wayne, trombonist Rob Krahn, trumpeter James Cronin as effectively as backing vocalists Joanne Cassidy and Renee Dupuis.

Saturday’s Neighbor set will characteristic the classic 4-piece iteration. Then, on Sunday, the band will go “unplugged” for a exceptional acoustic session. Morphine saxophonist Dana Colley will be the group’s distinctive guest as element of a effectiveness that begins unplugged ahead of Neighbor closes the established electric powered.

Richard James caught up with Bernstein via a video chat final 7 days. Neighbor experienced just wrapped up a tour that includes stops in new marketplaces for the band, including Gunnison, Colorado Victor, Idaho and Livingston, Montana. The dialogue started out with Ricky detailing what is in keep for the Neighbor 9 established at Into The Sun. The keyboardist/vocalist talked about his partnership with the horn portion and backing vocalists and how significantly they will bring to Neighbor’s new music.

James then advised Bernstein about preparations for the “unplugged” part of Neighbor’s Into The Sun 2022 finale. Ricky observed the band will rework tunes they generally “take out” electricly and “turn them on their head a minimal little bit.” Ricky went on to focus on his exhilaration to share the bill with Jennifer Hartswick and hopes for collaborations with the trumpeter/vocalist.

Soon after Ricky in depth Soundcheck Studios’ significant part in Neighbor’s history, the co-founding member dove into the group’s origins and his lengthy friendship with Lyle Brewer. James also talked over the grassroots fashion in which they’ve constructed their committed fanbase. Neighbor is not on Spotify, a problem that is probable to adjust shortly, but as an alternative spread their new music the old fashioned way by providing out CDs and generating live displays freely accessible for download.

The 4-piece has their debut studio album in the operates. James crammed Bernstein in on the status of the LP and spelled out how Neighbor went about selecting the 12 songs they concentrated on for the report out a repertoire showcasing roughly 100 tunes.

Hear to the Into The Sunshine episode of The JamBase Podcast, a associate of the Osiris Media Network, by way of all big podcast services including Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Google Podcast.