Jim Boggia On Mountain Stage

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  • "That's Not Why I Hate New York"
  • "Listening to NRBQ"
  • "To and Fro"
  • "No Way Out"
  • "Troubled Times" *
  • * Performed by Julie Adams
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Jim Boggia's latest release is the EP The Abbey Road Sessions. Brian Blauser hide caption

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From Philadelphia, songwriter Jim Boggia is joined here in live performance by pianist Mike Frank and the Mountain Stage band, singing songs from his latest full-length album, Misadventures in Stereo. Formerly a member of 4 Way Street with fellow songwriters Ben Arnold, Scott Bricklin, Joseph Parsons and Matt Muir, Boggia has been making solo records since 2002.

Boggia recorded Misadventures in Stereo using analog equipment and mixed it at London's famed Abbey Road studios. He also just unveiled the five-song EP The Abbey Road Sessions, available as a limited-time release. A heavy Beatles influence shows up in the final song, "No Way Out."

The song "Listening to NRBQ" holds a bit of sentimental value to the Mountain Stage family, as the song's title references the R&B/roots-rock band NRBQ, which made several appearances on Mountain Stage, even releasing a full-length record of the various sessions. Boggia's recorded version features a solo by "Big" Al Anderson, but filling in on this occasion is Mountain Stage guitarist Michael Lipton, a longtime NRBQ fan.

Following Boggia is Mountain Stage vocalist Julie Adams, who performs the Fountains of Wayne song "Troubled Times."



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