Eric Teel

Director of FM Network Programming

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Live Session Archive
10:55 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Sara Watkins Live Session

Qamuuqin Maxwell

Sara Watkins dropped by JPR to talk about her nearly two decades in Nickel Creek, her guest host appearance on A Prairie Home Companion, and her newest album Sun Midnight Sun. Her brother Sean accompanies her on guitar and harmony vocals.

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Live Session Archive
10:32 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Kris Orlowski Live Session

This live session archive from May 14th, 2013 features artist Kris Orlowski.

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Live Session Archive
1:38 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Ellis Paul & Rebecca Loebe Live Session

Qamuuqin Maxwell

Ellis Paul, now referred to as the "Dean of the Boston singer/songwriter scene," and Austin, Texas-based singer/songwriter Rebecca Loebe visited JPR to talk about their respective careers and play a few tunes ahead of their concert in Ashland.

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Live Session Archive
3:33 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Väsen Live Session

Qamuuqin Maxwell

This live session archive from April 22nd, 2013 features artist Väsen.

Live Session Archive
1:12 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Colin Hay Live Session

Qamuuqin Maxwell

Singer/songwriter Colin Hay drops by JPR to talk about his years as a global rock star as the front man of Men@Work, the resurgence of his career after some fortuitous song placement in film and television, and his favorite European footballer.

Live Session Archive
2:55 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Anais Mitchell / Jefferson Hamer Live Session

Qamuuqin Maxwell

This archived live session from March 18th, 2013 features artists Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer.

Live Session Archive
1:28 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Erin McKeown

Qamuuqin Maxwell

This archived live session from March 8th, 2013 features artist Erin McKeown.

Live Session Archive
12:54 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Joshua James Live Session

This archived live session from March 5th, 2013 features Joshua James.

Live Session Archive
10:13 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Nels Andrews Live Session

Qamuuqin Maxwell

Singer/songwriter Nels Andrews visits with JPR's Eric Teel about his move from the American southwest to New York, and performs songs from his new album Scrimshaw.

Live Session Archive
11:03 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Steph Macpherson Live Session

This live session from January 21st, 2013 features artist Steph Macpherson.

Live Session Archive
12:46 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Matt the Electrician Live Session

Qamuuqin Maxwell

Austin singer/songwriter Matt the Electrician plays a few tunes live and talks about growing up in the State of Jefferson, rubbing elbows with the cast of Star Wars, and his life making music in Austin, Texas.

Live Session Archive
12:53 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Lindi Ortega Live Session

The extraordinary Nashville-based Canadian retro-country singer and songwriter Lindi Ortega performs the title track from Cigarettes & Truckstops, plus one beautiful Hank Williams tune.

Live Session Archive
12:00 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

David Wax Museum Live Session

David Wax and Suz Slezak form the artistic core of the David Wax Museum, and together with multi-instrumentalist Greg Glassman, fuse traditional Mexican folk with American roots and indie rock to create a distnctive Mexo-Americana sound. They sat down with JPR's Eric Teel prior to their live performance at the Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall.

Live Session Archive
1:12 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Tony Trischka and Territory Live Session

Qamuuqin Maxwell

Banjo virtuoso Tony Trischka and members of his band Territory perform a few tunes and talk about the history and progression of banjo in America.

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