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Dumpstaphunk's Ivan Neville - Part One - Off The Road with Dave Lawrence

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Find the entire Off The Road series at hawaiipublicradio.org/offtheroad.

Today HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes a member of one of New Orleans’ most celebrated families: the Neville family, and Ivan Neville of the band Dumpstaphunk.

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Ivan is a veteran of The Neville Brothers, Bonnie Raitt’s band, and has worked with Rolling Stone Keith Richards in his X-Pensive Winos side project. He’s even recorded with The Rolling Stones.

Dumpstaphunk recently released the album Where Do We Go From Here.

In part one of a two day feature, the talented keyboardist shares the story of catching and battling COVID-19. He’s the first guest we know of in the series to contract the virus, and his journey through the illness is a riveting tale. He also explains how after he recovered, he and the band participated in a project based around a film soundtrack, and makes his appearance even more special by joining us from his home in New Orleans with a keyboard at hand, using it to share some of the earliest songs he learned as a child, including one taught to him by his legendary father, Aaron Neville.

Tomorrow we’ll hear about his remarkable experiences with both The Rolling Stones and their guitar icon Keith Richards. He’ll even spontaneously offer up a musical performance of a portion of one of the songs on their new album.

Hear Ivan’s 2012 appearance with Dave.

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Off The Road started in April 2020 when the pandemic led to a halt in the touring entertainment industry. Connecting with artists around the world since, we’ve offered intimate conversations and many exclusive musical performances with some of the biggest names in music, spanning many genres, eras and styles. Some of the highlight artists we’ve welcomed so far include Carlos Santana, Linda Ronstadt, Al Di Meola, 10,000 Maniacs, Alice Cooper, Soul Asylum, John McLaughlin, Deep Purple, Third World, George Benson, Heart, Joe Satriani, The Doors, Randy Brecker, Peter Frampton and System of a Down.

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Hear the recent Dumpstaphunk album Where Do We Go From Here.

See a complete 2021 concert:

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Dave Lawrence has been on the radio since 1990.
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