Joseph Arthur on Michael Stipe, Loop Pedals, and Music Marathons


Joseph Arthur is a creative dynamo. Since being discovered by Peter Gabriel in the mid-’90s, the extremely prolific singer/songwriter has delivered eight albums and ten EPs, staged gallery shows and released a book of his visual artwork, and even opened a museum. Last year, he debuted Fistful of Mercy, a side project that featured three-way collaborations with Ben Harper and Dhani Harrison, and this year brings the release of his newest album, The Graduation Ceremony

. We caught up with the artist in the midst of a ten-show run at NYC’s Living Room to talk about the record, learn about his favorite collaborations, discuss his painting career, and discover his most surreal moment (hint: it involves Lou Reed and Dolly Parton).

Control the interview in the player below by clicking on the question of your choice to receive an immediate response. Also be sure to check out other artists in the Flavorpill Interactive Interview Series, including Moby, Ellie Goulding, and Sasha Grey.

For more Joseph Arthur, visit his official website, become a fan on Facebook, check out the Museum of Modern Arthur online, and buy a copy of the new album


The Graduation Ceremony album artwork by Joseph Arthur