JPR Live Sessions en Josh Ritter Live Session Friday Aug 1st at Noon <p>On Friday, August 1st at Noon, JPR will broadcast a live session with singer/songwriter Josh Ritter on Open Air.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:14:46 +0000 Eric Teel 16289 at Josh Ritter Live Session Friday Aug 1st at Noon Black Prairie Live Session <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The band's story started in 2007, when Chris Funk gathered local musicians he admired for a chance to write music and play instruments he wasn't utilizing in his role as guitarist for The </span>Decemberists<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:56:57 +0000 Eric Teel 15864 at Black Prairie Live Session Trevor Hall Live Session <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Trevor Hall realized at a very young age that music was more than just a passion. As an eleven year old, playing harmonica beside his father in the cradle of the weeping willows of South Carolina, music quickly became his most intimate companion, guide and creative outlet. In his elementary years, he began to write his own songs and perform them locally.</span></p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:51:26 +0000 Eric Teel 14619 at Trevor Hall Live Session Amy LaVere Live Session <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Amy </span>LaVere<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was born in a small Texas/Louisiana border town, nurtured by musical parents with a passion for traditional country. Her family moved 13 times by the time she entered high school, ultimately landing in Detroit where Amy fronted the punk band Last Minute while still in her teens. From there, her musical journey became a wild ride of travels.</span></p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:45:07 +0000 Eric Teel 14448 at Amy LaVere Live Session Lily & Madeleine Live Session <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nobody expected Lily &amp; Madeleine’s first original song, “In the Middle,” to rack up a half a million YouTube views. The Internet is obsessed with what’s new and what’s next, the fads and memes of viral culture, and so it would have to seem a little incongruous for social networks and content aggregators to embrace gimmick-free, black-and-white footage of an unplugged duo crooning a bittersweet and understated melody.</span></p><p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 00:20:12 +0000 Eric Teel 14275 at Lily & Madeleine Live Session Josh Rouse Live Session <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It may have been 15+ years – from roots in rural Nebraska, through time in ‘Music City’ Nashville, TN, and to the current day relocated to a new home in cosmopolitan Spain – but it seems that the song spirits have been constant companions for Josh Rouse.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 23:29:00 +0000 Eric Teel 13827 at Josh Rouse Live Session The Show Ponies Live Session <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Show Ponies are an indie-folk outfit from Los Angeles with old time and country influences. Their new album, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">We’re Not Lost</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, is proof of the rewards of taking a leap of faith. Funded entirely by </span>crowdsourcing<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the album is a realization of both their ardent fan base, and the power of setting a goal and trusting the process. What they’re moving toward is becoming one of the hottest Old-Time groups on of the West Coast, with a stellar sophomore album that flirts effortlessly with a modern new-roots sound and a hard driven progressive beat.</span></p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 22:15:56 +0000 Eric Teel 13269 at The Show Ponies Live Session Jillian Rae Live Session <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jillian Rae is a multi-talented violinist, lead vocalist, and songwriter whose creative and dynamic style of violin playing, along with her lifelong experience as a performer, lend her an assured stage presence. She has an innate ability to create hook-laden tunes affirming the positives of life in the face of struggle and disappointment.</span></p><p> Fri, 23 May 2014 18:35:54 +0000 Eric Teel 12926 at Jillian Rae Live Session Dawn Landes Live Session <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bridging the worlds of indie rock, alt-country, and folk, Louisville, Kentucky native singer/songwriter Dawn </span>Landes<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> got her start after moving to New York to attend N.Y.U. and play music.</span><br /> Mon, 12 May 2014 17:26:34 +0000 Eric Teel 12249 at Barnaby Bright Live Session <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nathan and Rebecca Bliss, the voices and the brains behind </span>Barnaby<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Bright, are truly the modern day traveling troubadours, averaging roughly 200 shows and 40,000 miles traveled a year. You can find them on streets as far away as London or Amsterdam, and as remote as St. Paris, Ohio, toting their massive haul of instruments: multiple guitars, harmonium, banjo, ukulele, floorboard bass, thumb pianos and keyboards.</span></p><p> Fri, 02 May 2014 16:27:06 +0000 Eric Teel 11753 at Barnaby Bright Live Session