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Rhythm & News: Mon-Fri • 9am-3pm

A daily mix of music that crosses boundaries and borders, from the latest in indie rock and pop, to AAA and Americana, plus the best of blues, jazz, world music, alt.country and more. Each weekday, the show explores the close connections between genres, blending exciting new tracks from recent releases with classic cuts from JPR's extensive library.

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Live Session Archive
12:00 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Jeff Bridges Live Session

Academy Award and Golden Globe winning actor Jeff Bridges visits with JPR's Eric Teel and talks about the balance between acting and music, the creation of the famous "Bad Blake" character from the 2009 movie Crazy Heart, and about getting to make music with his daughter Jessie.

Live Session Archive
4:19 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Blue Sky Riders Live Session

Qamuuqin Maxwell

Kenny Loggins' new band Blue Sky Riders (Loggins, Georgia Middleman, and Gary Burr) dropped by JPR to talk about their new album Finally Home, and about how the idea to start a new band came to Loggins after working with Burr back in 2009.

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Live Session Archive
1:18 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Carrie Rodriguez Live Session

Peter Kleinhenz

Austin singer/songwriter and fiddler Carrie Rodriguez (with guitarist Luke Jacobs) visits with JPR's Eric Teel ahead of their performance at Britt Festivals in Jacksonville. She'll explain the process of switching from classical music to roots music, and her musical partnership with Chip Taylor.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
5:02 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Kris Orlowski Live Session

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

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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
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.

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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.

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Live Session Archive
4:43 pm
Sat March 23, 2013

Jamie N. Commons Live Session

The young British bluesman stopped by JPR for one of his very first US radio appearances, and gave us a special version of the tune that the TV Show The Walking Dead chose for it's theme song.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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