Neighbor performed a stripped-down set for Paste Magazine‘s Paste Studio On The Road series during Beach Road Weekend on Martha’s Vineyard. The Boston-based jam quartet, which began as a collaboration between Pink Talking Fish keyboardist Richard James and his childhood neighbor guitarist Lyle Brewer, played a brief three-song set for audiences at home before treating the festival crowd to a full live set on the Lighthouse Stage.
Joined by drummer Dean Johnston and bassist Dan Kelly, James and Brewer opened the intimate in-studio performance with “Don’t You Cry”, a bluesy Neighbor original. Before starting the second song, James stopped to mention Into The Sun, a three-day event presented by Neighbor and JamBase set to take place at Soundcheck Studios in Pembroke, MA on September 9th–11th. He also plugged the band’s upcoming tour dates supporting Twiddle, which will kick off with the Vermont quartet’s Frendsgiving event at The Capitol Theatre on November 26th.
For the second song, Neighbor brought it back to the band’s early days with “Mighty Apple Tree”, a song that debuted during the group’s long-running weekly residency at the now-closed Thunder Road in Somerville, MA. Finally, the band closed the set with a nod to Martha’s Vineyard, “Mary And Martha”.
Watch Neighbor’s full performance for Paste Studio On The Road below, and visit Neighbor’s website to view the band’s upcoming tour dates and purchase tickets.
Neighbor – Live At Paste Studio On The Road: Beach Road Weekend – 8/28/22