BackStory Events and Guitar World present Music and Conversation with Stephen Bishop
44 E. 32nd St.
New York, NY, 10016
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM
Join us as we sit down with multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter StephenBishop, whose timeless hits include “On and On,” “Save it for a Rainy Day” and“It Might Be you,” and who wrote the Oscar-nominated song “Separate Lives,”We’ll chat about his new album, We’ll Talk About It Later In The Car, and stories from his four decade long career. Then Stephen, will share a short performance of new and classic material. Includes longform interview,audience Q&A and short performance.
We’ll chat about his new album, We’ll Talk About It Later In The Car, and stories from his four decade long career. Then Stephen, will share a short performance of new and classic material. Includes longform interview, audience Q&A and short performance.
Stephen Bishop will be interviewed by author and journalist Brad Tolinski. The event is part of the BackStory Events online series and will be live streamed by Guitar World magazine.
Bishop says that his new album, We’ll Talk About It Later in the Car, contains “songs that should have been hits 40 years ago.” The record originally started as a demo project of tracks he wrote at the beginning of his career, but as he kept recording the idea of turning it into a proper album took shape. “There’s a little bit of country, pop, and a few tracks that are more broken-hearted love songs.”
A gifted storyteller, Bishop reveals that there’s a tale to the album’s title. “It comes from back when I was hanging out with Carrie Fisher,” he says. “We were at an SNL taping and she wound up getting on a phone call. At one point, she said to the other person, ‘Anyway, we’ll talk about it later in the car.’ I thought it was something to do with me, but as it turned out, her mother, Debbie Reynolds, would say that when she was wanted to talk about something at another time: ‘We’ll talk about it in the car.’ That line always stayed with me.”
Over the years, film fans have long treasured Bishop’s appearances in pictures such as Kentucky Fried Movie, The Blues Brothers, Twilight Zone: The Movie and, of course, his legendary cameo as the “Charming Guy with Guitar” in National Lampoon’s Animal House. In addition to “Separate Lives” from the movie White Nights, he’s contributed songs for other films, such as Tootsie, The China Syndrome, Roadie, Mickie & Maude and Unfaithfully Yours, among others.