Joss Stone - Part One - Off The Road with Dave Lawrence
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Today, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes British R&B / Soul sensation Joss Stone as she prepares to release a new album, Never Forget My Love, which she told us is due in February.
She joined us from her home in Nashville, where she also recorded the new album, with legendary musician and producer Dave Stewart of The Eurythmics. We’ll hear two of the songs on it over the two days we’ve got Joss as a guest on Off The Road!
In part one of our feature, Joss shares her absolutely incredible pandemic journey, which included no less than three roundtrips by car between New Jersey and Florida, the reasons for which she shares in the story. She also explains how she ended up going to the Bahamas to write and record the album with Dave Stewart during the pandemic!
Tomorrow for part two we’ll hear a lot of stories about her projects with music superstars, like how she first met Dave Stewart, working with Mick Jagger and Damian Marley in the super group SuperHeavy, collaborations with Rod Stewart and Jeff Beck, and the inspiring story of singing alongside Donna Summer. We’ll also post the complete new interview.
See Joss’ new videos, like the title track Never Forget My Love:
Here is the video for Breaking Each Other’s Hearts:
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 recent artists we’ve welcomed include Third World’s Stephen “Cat” Coore, Deep Purple’s Don Airey, Herb Alpert, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Artimus Pyle, Pat Metheny, Black Uhuru’s Derrick “Duckie Simpson”, Taj Mahal, Judy Collins, John McLaughlin, Carlos Santana, Linda Ronstadt, Al Di Meola, 10,000 Maniacs’ Mary Ramsey, Alice Cooper, Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner, George Benson, Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson, Joe Satriani, The Doors’ John Densmore, Randy Brecker, Peter Frampton and System of a Down.