Eric Teel

Director of FM Network Programming / Music Director / Host: JPR Live Sessions

After a failed attempt at structured music instruction at Washington State University, Eric found himself standing in front of the renowned Edward R. Murrow College of Communication with two full years of radio experience already under his belt. The path was clear, and the broadcast journalism degree was obtained.

Over the next 20-plus years, Eric has drawn upon his extensive music knowledge to host programs in nearly every genre for commercial and public radio. He joined the JPR staff in 1996, hosting Siskiyou Music Hall from JPR’s Redding studios. In 2002, he moved to Ashland and took over as one of the hosts of Open Air. In addition to music, he’s put his journalism background to use reporting for NPR, managing JPR's award-winning newsroom, and producing feature-length public radio specials carried nationwide.

As FM Network Program Director, Eric oversees all aspects of JPR's broadcast day. He still hosts the occasional Open Air shift, and now handles JPR’s growing series of live in-studio music performances.

When not at work (which is nearly never) he can be seen in the crowd or on stage at music events around the region, or finishing solidly mid-pack in bicycle races in an effort to make his fitter friends feel better.

Field Report Live Session

Oct 15, 2012

Milwaukee-based band Field Report stop by the JPR studios to talk about their debut album and perform a few songs.

Mindy Smith Live Session

Sep 24, 2012

This live session archive from September 24th, 2012 features artist Mindy Smith and friends.

Ian Ethan Case Live Session

Sep 19, 2012
Qamuuqin Maxwell

First discovered by JPR online, Ian Ethan Case's deft fingers and unusual approach to guitar playing left us all with a beautiful live session that featured an amazing piece he wrote for his new kalimba album.

Barr Brothers Live Session

Aug 31, 2012
Qamuuqin Maxwell

The Barr Brothers brought their unusual musical setup (including pump organ and concert harp) into JPR's tiny studios for a live session and performances of songs from their self-titled album.

Cory Chisel & the Wandering Sons Live Session

Aug 14, 2012

Cory Chisel, with help from Adriel Denae, visited with JPR's Eric Teel for one of our favorite live sessions. He played a few songs from his latest record Old Believers.

Ottmar Liebert Live Session

Jul 30, 2012

This live session archive from July 30th, 2012 features artist Ottmar Liebert.

Shook Twins

Jul 20, 2012
Qamuuqin Maxwell

This archived live session from July 20th, 2012 features identical twins Katelyn and Laurie Shook, Niko Daoussis, and Kyle Volkman, who make up the band Shook Twins.

ZZ Ward Live Session

Jul 17, 2012

This live session archive from July 17th, 2012 features artist ZZ Ward and guests.

Maia Sharp Live Session

Jun 15, 2012

This archived live session features from June 15th, 2012 features artist Maia Sharp and guest Linda Taylor.

Tim Snider Live Session

Apr 17, 2012

This archived live session features artist Tim Snider.

Anais Mitchell Live Session

Apr 2, 2012

This live session archive from April 2nd, 2012 features artist Anais Mitchell.

Amy Ray Live Session

Mar 26, 2012

This live session archive from March 26th, 2012 features artist Amy Ray.

Elliott Brood Live Session

Mar 1, 2012

This live session archive from March 1st, 2012 features artist Elliott Brood.

Los Lonely Boys Live Session

Feb 20, 2012

This live session from February 20th, 2012 features band Los Lonely Boys, which is composed of brothers Henry Garza, JoJo Garza, and Ringo Garza, Jr.

Bee Eaters Live Session

Feb 8, 2012
Qamuuqin Maxwell

The Bee Eaters, featuring State of Jefferson locals Tristan and Tashina Clarridge, with Simon Christman returned to JPR to showcase their new trio sound.

Catherine MacLellan Live Session

Aug 27, 2011

This live session archive from August 27th, 2011 features artist Catherine MacLellan.

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings Live Session

Aug 1, 2011

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings are a Canadian folk rock/alternative country band with blues and country influences. The group was formed in 1996 and features the amazing songwriters Tom Wilson, Stephen Fearing, and Colin Linden.

Secret Sisters Live Session

Jun 22, 2011

This live session archive from June 22nd, 2011 features the band Secret Sisters, which is composed of Laura and Lydia Rogers.

William Fitzsimmons Live Session

May 9, 2011

This archived live session from May 9th, 2011 features artist William Fitzsimmons.

Pato Banton Live Session

May 3, 2011

This live session archive from May 3rd, 2011 features artist Pato Banton.

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