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.