JPR Music

Live Session Archive
10:16 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Singer/songwriter Erin Ivey Live Session

John Chung

Austin singer/songwriter Erin Ivey has been called "the darling" of the Austin, Texas music scene.  Over the last decade, she carved out a sizable niche in an extremely crowded music town armed with a tender crystalline voice and award-winning songcraft.

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Live Session Archive
8:23 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Michael Franti Live Session

Qamuuqin Maxwell

Michael Franti is the founder and lead vocalist of Michael Franti & Spearhead, a band that blends hip hop with a variety of other styles including funk, reggae, jazz, folk, and rock. He is also an outspoken supporter for a wide spectrum social justice issues.

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JPR Music
12:11 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Shovels & Rope: Tiny Desk Concert

Shovels and Rope plays a Tiny Desk Concert in June 2013.
Chloe Coleman NPR

Originally published on Mon December 23, 2013 3:10 pm

Shovels & Rope's presence in the NPR Music offices attracted plenty of interest; many in attendance had long since fallen in love with the husband-and-wife duo's mix of rowdy folk-rock and rootsy balladeering.

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Live Session Archive
3:51 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Truth & Salvage Co. Live Session

Truth & Salvage Co. are a six-piece roots rock/Americana band from Los Angeles, California and currently headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. The band formed in late 2005 when members from Scrappy Hamilton and Old Pike, two simultaneously performing Los Angeles acts, merged and began performing under their current moniker.

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Live Session Archive
3:41 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Little Comets Live Session

Little Comets
Peter Kleinhenz

Comprised of singer/guitarist/brothers Robert Coles and Michael Coles, with bassist/vocalist Matthew Hall, Little Comets are an English indie rock trio from Jarrow and Washington, Tyne and Wear - near Newcastle, England. They are described as playing 'kitchen sink indie' music.

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Music Review
2:08 pm
Sun September 1, 2013

Sounds Of Summer

The late J.J. Cale.

I write this column as the oppressive heat of July and the smoke from local fires is hanging over the state of Jefferson, challenging my brain to summon up some of the music I've enjoyed recently. The first one that comes to mind is a wonderful documentary entitled You Want a Banjo. It‘s an enlightening history of the instrument, narrated by Steve Martin, and features many of the most influential banjo players.

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Live Session Archive
9:12 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Matt Hill Band Live Session

The Matt Hill Band formed just a couple of months before they decided to enter the 2013 South State Cellars/Britt Festivals Rising Stars Competition - a talent showcase designed as a fundraiser for La Clinica. The Grants Pass band ended up winning the contest, which included a half-hour live session on JPR.​

Music Review
2:22 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Feasting On Blues

Linda Valori has sung for two popes.

  The diversity of "Blues" music continues to reveal itself in 2013, as new releases within the genre highlight a variety of styles and approaches.

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Live Session Archive
8:32 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Edward Herda Live Session

Edward Herda was once a stand-up comedian, and a performer and writer in an international commedia dell’arte troupe. Following a painful breakup, he decided to change direction in life, and spent time transforming himself into a poignant singer/songwriter. He stopped by JPR to play tunes from his debut album The Wondrous Folly Of Vaughn Frogg.

Live Session Archive
3:51 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo Live Session

Qamuuqin Maxwell

This live session archive from August 12, 2013 features artists Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo.

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Music Review
12:00 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Beyond Boundaries: José Gonzalez And Junip

Jose Gonzalez

Having been a fan of José Gonzalez’s solo work and then his work with Zero 7, I was intrigued and then delighted when I discovered his “new” project in 2010 – his band, Junip, and their first full length recording, Fields. Well aware of his popularity as a solo artist, as well as his apparent interest in collaboration, I assumed it was just one of his many side projects, not one that would necessarily take root. 

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Live Session Archive
12:00 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Jeff Bridges Live Session

Academy Award and Golden Globe winning actor Jeff Bridges visits with JPR's Eric Teel and talks about the balance between acting and music, the creation of the famous "Bad Blake" character from the 2009 movie Crazy Heart, and about getting to make music with his daughter Jessie.

Live Session Archive
4:19 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Blue Sky Riders Live Session

Qamuuqin Maxwell

Kenny Loggins' new band Blue Sky Riders (Loggins, Georgia Middleman, and Gary Burr) dropped by JPR to talk about their new album Finally Home, and about how the idea to start a new band came to Loggins after working with Burr back in 2009.

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Live Session Archive
1:18 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Carrie Rodriguez Live Session

Peter Kleinhenz

Austin singer/songwriter and fiddler Carrie Rodriguez (with guitarist Luke Jacobs) visits with JPR's Eric Teel ahead of their performance at Britt Festivals in Jacksonville. She'll explain the process of switching from classical music to roots music, and her musical partnership with Chip Taylor.

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Live Session Archive
2:04 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Rachael Yamagata Live Session Archive

This live session archive from June 21st, 2013 features artist Rachel Yamagata and guest.

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Live Session Archive
1:58 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Jerry Douglas Live Session

Carson Blume

World renowned dobro virtuoso Jerry Douglas visited JPR's Redding studios prior to performing at The Cascade Theatre and talked about his incredibly prolific recording career, his role in the O Brother, Where Art Thou? musical sensation, and his years with Alison Krauss & Union Station.

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Live Session Archive
3:07 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Tarmac Adam Live Session

Qamuuqin Maxwell

This live session archive from May 31st, 2013 features artist Tarmac Adams.

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Live Session Archive
12:57 pm
Mon May 27, 2013

Laura Cortese Live Session

This live session archive from May 27th, 2013 features artist Laura Cortese.

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Live Session Archive
3:35 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

The Lonely Wild Live Session

California-based The Lonely Wild dropped by JPR to talk about their interest in the music of Ennio Morricone, and the tragic event that marked their recent recording session. 
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Live Session Archive
2:11 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Stephen Kellogg Live Session

Qamuuqin Maxwell

This archived live session from May 15th, 2013 features Stephen Kellogg.

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