This episode of Big Blend Radio features Robert Berry, a multi-talented producer/songwriter/vocalist/instrumentalist. Robert discusses his new album “Third Impression,” under the name 3.2. Out now on Frontiers Records, the album features the last track “Never” that Berry and his friend and mentor Keith Emerson worked on together before Emerson’s tragic passing. “Third Impression” is the follow-up to his acclaimed 2018 release, “The Rules Have Changed,:” also released under the 3.2 name.
While he’s best known for his time as the vocalist/bassist in the Emerson, Lake & Palmer offshoot, 3, that featured Emerson and Palmer, Berry’s also served a stint as the frontman in Ambrosia, along with current long running relationships performing and recording with the band Alliance (which features members from Sammy Hagar, Boston and Night Ranger) and currently as writing partner and bass player with Greg Kihn’s band. He is also the leader of December People, which has produced four albums of Christmas music arranged in the style of various classic rock artists and performs these arrangements around the holidays. The band includes members of Boston, the Sammy Hagar Band, The Tubes, Y&T, the Greg Kihn Band, amongst others. This busy guy has also released five solo albums since 1985 and also has contributed songs to a number of film soundtracks, including the Anthony Michael Hall film “Out of Bounds.”
Thanks to the National Parks Arts Foundation for sponsoring this episode.