Bruce Hornsby Talks with James Mercer (The Shins, Broken Bells) on the Talkhouse Podcast

The collaborators discuss the winding roads of their careers, both of which include Sir Elton John!

On this week’s show, we present a deep dive conversation between mutual fans — and newly minted collaborators! — Bruce Hornsby and James Mercer (The Shins, Broken Bells).

To celebrate Bruce’s single “My Resolve,” which features James, the guys sat down for a talk that takes in each of their earliest musical moments, right up to their new collab. Tune in for some wonderful stories of the roles Sir Elton John, Modest Mouse’s Isaac Brock, Zach Braff, and even the musical The Music Man played in their careers.

Check it out, and subscribe now to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast, including Diplo with Charley Crockett, Bob Mould with Bully‘s Alicia Bognanno, Deerhoof with Wadada Leo Smith, and Mac DeMarco with Dayglow.
—Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast host and producer

For this week’s episode, everyone you hear recorded themself at their #stayhome studios. Our producer is Mark Yoshizumi.
The Talkhouse Podcast theme song was composed and performed by The Range. (But not, you know, Bruce Hornsby’s The Range…)

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(Photo credit: left, Marisa Kula; right, Sarah Walor; Edited by: Keenan Kush)

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