Neighbor: What’s Good in the Neighborhood

With rare exceptions, there are no overnight successes in the music business. The meteoric rise of the Massachusetts quartet Neighbor seems sudden, but they have been plugging away since 2019, and finally this year they have burst through.

Neighbor was formed when Richard James (vocals, keyboards) of Pink Talking Fish and his childhood neighbor Lyle Brewer (guitar) began playing music together. The quartet’s dynamite rhythm section features by Dan Kelly (bass) and Dean Johnston (drums, The New Motif).

2022 has already been very busy for these gents, including appearances at Sweetwater 420, Summer Camp, 4848 Fest, and Adirondack Independent Music Festival. Their new tour begins tonight, Friday, September 9, with three nights of Neighbor at their own Into the Sun event. They will also play Camp Deep End, The Ramble Festival, Fall Fest, and numerous concert dates. They will also support Twiddle for five shows in December.

MusicFestNews looks forward to meeting a new Neighbor at Suwannee Hulaween, North Beach Music Festival, and Jam Cruise 19.

“Won’t you please, won’t you please?
Please, won’t you be my neighbor?”

Neighbor. 📷: F.Cavone



09/09-11  Into The Sun | Pembroke MA
09/16  The Chapel | San Francisco CA
09/17-18  Camp Deep End | Navarro CA
10/07  Levon Helm Studios | Woodstock NY
10/08-09  The Ramble Festival | Darlington MD
10/15  Fall Fest | Southwick MA

10/22  State Theatre | Portland ME  ** w/ Coyote Island
10/27-30  Suwannee Hulaween | Live Oak FL
11/04  The Hamilton Live | Washington DC
11/05  Ardmore Music Hall | Armore PA

11/26  The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester NY  **supporting Twiddle
12/06  Elevation | Grand Rapids MI  **supporting Twiddle
12/07  The Vogue | Indianapolis IN  **supporting Twiddle
12/08  Brooklyn Bowl | Nashville TN  **supporting Twiddle
12/09  Variety Playhouse | Atlanta GA  **supporting Twiddle
12/10  Jack Rabbits | Jacksonville FL
12/11  North Beach Music Festival | Miami FL
12/14  Charleston Pour House | Charleston SC
12/15  Visulite Theatre | Charlotte NC
12/16  Salvage Station | Asheville NC
12/17  Lincoln Theatre | Raleigh NC
02/06-13  Jamcruise 19 | Miami FL






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