Mister Rogers News and More

Joy Ike Stopped By our podcast neighborhood

Joy Ike is an amazing singer and songwriter whose music, voice, and writing have drawn comparisons to great female musicians like Nina Simone, Laura Nyro, and Regina Spektor. Her polished, precise and graceful music defies easy categorization. 

A write-up on NPR’s All Things Considered says “The depth of subjects she tackles in her poetic lyrics are perfectly complemented by a unique blend of neo-soul, with just the right dash of pop…a truly compelling act to watch in person, with the ability to create an intimate setting in locations big and small.”

Recently Joy released a brilliant cover song and music video for the Mister Rogers Neighborhood Theme song, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor”. She has stopped by our podcast neighborhood for a visit on our latest episode and I was just thrilled have her with us.

–Rick Lee James

Listen below or at this link: http://welcomeneighbor.podbean.com/

kickstarter funding Needed for a new music video

On March 18th in Dayton Ohio, I’ll be filming my next music video. It’s for a song that I wrote called Love Our Enemies. As an independent singer/songwriter I depend on the kindness and generosity of others to help me continue making music. We still need to raise $1600 in 16 days so we need your help.

The good news is that I am offering rewards for backers like Tshirts, Vinyl Records, House Concert and more.

My favorite thing about this whole video is that YOU…yes YOU…are invited to come to Dayton Ohio and be in the music video when we film on March 18th. Everyone who comes out to be in the music video will get a special surprise gift as well. I hope you can join us. Read more and spread the word. http://kck.st/2UUOom1

–Rick Lee James


Fred Rogers Quote

“All of us, at some time or other, need help. Whether we’re giving or receiving help, each one of us has something valuable to bring to this world. That’s one of the things that connects us as neighbors–in our own way, each one of us is a giver and a receiver.”

–Fred Rogers

Rick Lee James runs the @MisterRogersSay account on Twitter and it is his one of his greatest joys in life.

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Rick Lee James

Rick Lee James worship leader, a singer and songwriter, preacher, author, and Podcast host with over 15 years of experience in ministry. As host of the Voices In My Head Podcast Rick has worked with Jason Gray, Andrew Peterson, Sara Groves, Paul Baloche, All Sons and Daughters, Michael Card, Brian Zahnd, Tripp York, Brett Mccracken, Ian Morgan Cron, Michael Card, Walter Brueggemann and many more. In 2013 Rick released his first Live album of original songs called, Basement Psalms Live. In 2014 Rick released a book to accompany the album called, Out of the Depths: A Songwriter’s Journey Through the Psalms. The book has since been used as a textbook by National Praise and Worship Institute’s Psalms survey course at Trevecca Nazarene University. Rick also was a contributing writer for the book, Renovating Holiness, edited by Jay Thomas Jay Oord and Joshua Broward. Rick has also been a contributing writer for Worship Leader Magazine and has had a number of songs published by Lifeway Worship. Rick’s new album, ‘Hymns, Prayers, and Invitations’ will release on March 17th, 2016 (St. Patrick’s Day). All songs on the record are being published through Lifeway Worship and are written, co-written, or arranged by Rick.