Sometime before his solo set at Tellus 360 (05-07-2019), Johnathan Rice sang “Hollow Jubilee” under the soft glow of a paper moon. Backstage at the Lancaster, PA venue, his pristine voice seemed to echo the area’s surroundings, emerging all at once to be as clear and vivid as the big bright light that stretched across the room. Throughout his newly released, long awaited fourth record, The Long Game, that voice –and all of the stories it tells- remains something to cling to.
The Long Game, as well as Rice’s book, Farewell My Dudes: 69 Dystopian Haikus, are both available now
Words + Images by Caitlin Phillips (Playback Photography)
Sound by Matthew Phillips Audio