JPR Music

Music Review
2:22 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Feasting On Blues

Linda Valori has sung for two popes.

  The diversity of "Blues" music continues to reveal itself in 2013, as new releases within the genre highlight a variety of styles and approaches.

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Live Session Archive
8:32 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Edward Herda Live Session

Edward Herda was once a stand-up comedian, and a performer and writer in an international commedia dell’arte troupe. Following a painful breakup, he decided to change direction in life, and spent time transforming himself into a poignant singer/songwriter. He stopped by JPR to play tunes from his debut album The Wondrous Folly Of Vaughn Frogg.

Live Session Archive
3:51 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo Live Session

Qamuuqin Maxwell

This live session archive from August 12, 2013 features artists Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo.

Music Review
12:00 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Beyond Boundaries: José Gonzalez And Junip

Jose Gonzalez

Having been a fan of José Gonzalez’s solo work and then his work with Zero 7, I was intrigued and then delighted when I discovered his “new” project in 2010 – his band, Junip, and their first full length recording, Fields. Well aware of his popularity as a solo artist, as well as his apparent interest in collaboration, I assumed it was just one of his many side projects, not one that would necessarily take root. 

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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.

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.

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.

Music Review
2:30 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year

Ella Fitzgerald's Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year is an anthem to Spring.

Spring can really hang you up the most, you know? But that doesn't stop me from loving this season of growth, rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, re-everything, and crazy, crazy weather. Oh how I love spring. 

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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.