JPR Music en Matt Andersen Live Session April 29th at 2pm <p>On Tuesday, April 29th at 2pm, JPR&nbsp;will welcome the Canadian bluesman and singer/songwriter Matt Andersen into the studios for a live session on Open Air.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:30:20 +0000 Eric Teel 10803 at Matt Andersen Live Session April 29th at 2pm Wild Child Live Session April 25th at Noon <p>On Friday, April 25th at Noon, JPR will broadcast a live session with the band Wild Child on <em>Open Air</em>.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:31:16 +0000 Eric Teel 10288 at Wild Child Live Session April 25th at Noon Shook Twins Live Session <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Born and raised in Sandpoint Idaho, the Shook Twins are an indie folk-pop band now hailing from Portland. Identical twins, Katelyn and Laurie Shook, Kyle </span>Volkman<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>Niko<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Daoussis<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> form the core quartet. Central elements of the Shook Twins’ sound are a wide range of instrumentation, including banjo, guitar, electric and upright bass, mandolin, electric guitar, electronic drums, face drum (</span>beatbox<span style="line-height: 1.5;">), glockenspiel, ukulele, banjo drumming and their signature golden egg.</span></p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 19:45:53 +0000 Eric Teel 10281 at Shook Twins Live Session Robert Ellis Live Session <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Before signing with </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">New West Records</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in early 2011, country songwriter Robert Ellis made a name for himself in Houston, Texas. Inspired by the country, folk, and bluegrass records he’d heard while growing up in southern Texas, Ellis began playing shows around the city, eventually landing a Wednesday night residency at a local venue called Fitzgerald’s.</span></p><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 23:38:45 +0000 Eric Teel 9911 at Robert Ellis Live Session Paula Cole Live Session <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Grammy winner and 7 time Grammy nominee Paula Cole has released six solo albums spanning an eighteen year career. She has sold approximately three million albums and has performed with icons in many genres of music from Peter Gabriel to Dolly Parton (and many more.) Cole’s poetic, touching, and intelligent writing makes her stand apart. Her compositions have been covered by </span>Herbie<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Hancock, Annie Lennox, Katherine </span>McPhee<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to name a few.</span></p><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:35:33 +0000 Eric Teel 9086 at Paula Cole Live Session Miner Live Session <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Miner is a Los Angeles/Silver Lake-based, folk-rock family band formed around husband/wife duo Justin &amp; Kate Miner, along with brother Jeremy Miner.</span></p><p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 00:30:28 +0000 Eric Teel 8718 at Miner Live Session Ben Taylor Live Session <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the son of James Taylor and Carly Simon, Ben Taylor was born into a musical world with much promise. His older sister, Sally Taylor, found her niche in the industry early on, but the younger Taylor never sought to follow the footsteps of his famous parents. His childhood might have been surrounded by recording sessions and tours across the world, but initially it wasn't in Taylor's mind to become a singer.</span> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 21:16:30 +0000 Eric Teel 8762 at Ben Taylor Live Session Martin Sexton Live Session <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A native of Syracuse, N.Y., and the tenth of 12 children, Martin Sexton grew up in the </span>’80s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Uninterested in the music of the day, he fueled his dreams with the timeless sounds of classic rock ’n’ roll. As he discovered the dusty old vinyl left in the basement by one his big brothers, his musical fire was lit.</span></p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 03:58:50 +0000 Eric Teel 8471 at Martin Sexton Live Session Noah Gundersen Live Session <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At the tender age of 24, Noah </span>Gundersen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is already a young veteran who recorded his first album on his dad's </span>Tascam<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;reel-to-reel at age 13. Born in the tiny town of Centralia, </span>Gundersen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has honed his craft through a series of albums, both solo (with his sister Abby) and with their band </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Courage</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 21:40:00 +0000 Eric Teel 7826 at Noah Gundersen Live Session Mapping Differences In America's Musical Tastes, State By State Are you streaming music right now? If you're in America's Pacific region, there's a much better chance you're nodding along with Cat Power rather than grooving to Fantasia, which you'd be more likely to be doing if you were across the country in the South Atlantic. Those observations come from a map titled "Regionalisms in U.S. Listening Preferences."<p>The map was created by Paul Lamere, who seems to have been caught by surprise by the popularity it gained after <a href="">he posted it this week</a>. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 07:14:48 +0000 Bill Chappell 8350 at Mapping Differences In America's Musical Tastes, State By State