‘Nothing to Talk About’
by Joseph Arthur
Episode 5 with Bobby Bare Jr.
Recorded by Joseph Arthur
Edited by Merritt Jacob
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Signed to Peter Gabriel’s record label in 1997, Joseph Arthur is a singer, songwriter, poet, and artist from Akron, OH. He has toured the world with shows filled with a mixture of live painting, music, and spoken word poetry. Joseph has released over 20 albums, ranging from solo records to collaborations with Dhani Harrison and Ben Harper of Fistful of Mercy, and RNDM with Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament. He has collaborated with Peter Gabriel, Brian Eno, Michael Stipe and Coldplay, to name but a few. His latest releases are The Ballad of Boogie Christ Acts 1 & 2, part of a planned trilogy, and his new book, I Miss the Zoo and Other Poetry Selections (EM Press).
“A ‘triple threat’ artist since the mid-’90s, bridging music, poetry and painting with prolific creativity and unyielding inventiveness.” - NPR