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
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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12:57 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Harry Manx Live Session

Qamuuqin Maxwell

Canadian bluesman Harry Manx visits with JPR's Eric Teel and plays a few songs on his mohan veena.

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12:48 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Field Report Live Session

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

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12:43 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Mindy Smith Live Session

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

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12:45 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Ian Ethan Case Live Session

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.

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11:50 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Barr Brothers Live Session

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.

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1:09 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Cory Chisel & the Wandering Sons Live Session

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.

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10:56 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Ottmar Liebert Live Session

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

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12:51 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Shook Twins

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.

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12:19 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

ZZ Ward Live Session

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

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1:34 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Maia Sharp Live Session

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

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12:28 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

Tim Snider Live Session

This archived live session features artist Tim Snider.

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12:28 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

Anais Mitchell Live Session

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

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1:34 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

Amy Ray Live Session

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

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1:38 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Elliott Brood Live Session

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

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10:26 am
Mon February 20, 2012

Los Lonely Boys Live Session

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.

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11:18 am
Wed February 8, 2012

Bee Eaters Live Session

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.

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11:54 am
Sat August 27, 2011

Catherine MacLellan Live Session

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

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4:21 pm
Mon August 1, 2011

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings Live Session

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.

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