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JPR Live Sessions: Next Up - Sean Hayes - Monday at About 1:00PM

JPR Live Sessions is a series of live in-studio music performances and conversations with artists from many different genres. The series is hosted by JPR Open Air hosts Dave Jackson and Danielle Kelly. Here's what you can look forward to in the coming weeks.

6/17 at about 1:00PM - Sean Hayes

Sean Hayes was born in New York City, raised in North Carolina, and honed his earliest musical chops in a band playing Irish and old-time tunes — but his unique style of deeply felt, R&B-inflected folk really matured during his two decades singing and playing in the cafes, bars, and night clubs of San Francisco. His voice layers wonder and heartache upon grit and gravel, sex and soul. His lyrics carry an unpretentious wisdom. See him later at the Lithia Park Bandshell for free as part of "Ashland Folk Collective presents, Summer Sounds, sponsored by EPIC Ashland in partnership with Ashland Parks and Recs."

6/21 at Noon - Amy LaVere and Will Sexton

Amy LaVere and Will Sexton are a married couple who accompany and support each other in their respective music endeavors and record and tour together.

Singer, bassist, songwriter, Amy LaVere has performed in venues as wide-ranging as St. Andrew’s Hall in London to Memphis’ famed dive bar Earnestine and Hazel’s. She’s been featured at festivals such as Bonnaroo and Beale Street Music Festival and also performed in intimate clubs and house concerts around the world. NPR's Robert Siegel says “specializes in lyrics that are more barbed than her sweet soprano prepares you for.”

Will Sexton's writing and producing credits range from work with Waylon Jennings and Stephen Stills , to Joe Ely and Billy Carter, Steve Earle and punk legend Johnny Thunders. Before he was 10, he was peforming on stage with his older brother Charlie Sexton and was signed in Austin, to MCA when he was 16. His most recent album is the 2020 release Don't Walk the Darkness.

Amy LaVere and Will Sexton are performing at Talent Club in Talent on June 7th and 8th. Find more information at talentclublive.com

6/28 at Noon - Bart Budwig Band

Enterprise, Oregon based singer/songwriter/producer Bart Budwig returns for his 3rd JPR Live Session. The seeds of his whimsical storytelling songs come from unexpected places, like a lost sock or notifications from a meal delivery app. His collaborations include working/writing and producing with Pacific Northwest stalwarts like Sera Cahoone, John Craigie, Shook Twins and the Northern California group Rainbow Girls. His music has been described as "cosmic country" with influences in Americana and rock. Sean Jewell of the record label - American Standard Time said “Sometimes when Bart sings, I forget what we’re talking about. I’m sure he knows though. I trust him. He sounds like John Prine, plays like Hoyt Axton, and looks like well… Bart Budwig. He’s a cosmic country lawn gnome.”

7/5 at Noon - Oliver Wood Trio

Wood Brothers frontman Oliver Wood is set to release his 2nd solo record, Fat Cat Silhouette on June 14. It was produced by Wood Brothers bandmate Jano Rix who is accompanying him on tour as well. The new record features co-writes with Seth Walker - a 3-time JPR Live Session guest - and Sean McConell and guests like Katie Pruitt and Steve Berlin of Los Lobos. Oliver Wood Trio is performing at RoxyAnn Winery in Medford, June 29, click here for tickets and Big Ponderoo in Sisters on the 30th - find tickets here

As part of the Wood Brothers, Oliver Wood has been a JPR Live Session guest numerous times. The music by the individual members of the Wood Brothers - Oliver and Chris Wood, and Jano Rix - including their catalog, Medeski Martin and Wood, Oliver's solo records, albums produced by Jano Rix and Oliver Wood and all their co-writes and collaborations represent a decent percentage of the JPR music library. We're excited to have the Oliver Wood Trio as our guest.

JPR Live Sessions are made possible with support from The Talent Club offering cold drinks and live music in a casual atmosphere in downtown Talent, Oregon. Find their live music schedule at talentclublive.com

Dave Jackson curates the music on JPR's Rhythm and News Service, manages music staff and hosts Open Air, JPR's hand-picked house blend of music, JPR Live Sessions and Open Air Amplified. The exploration of music has been one of his lifelong passions.