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00000171-95d3-d2cb-a5f3-9fff6cd20000JPR Live Sessions is a weekly series of exciting live in-studio music performances and conversations with artists from many different genres. Depending on the artist, sessions can be heard during Open Air, The Folk Show, Jazz Sunday, or JPR's Classical programming.Recorded in JPR's brand new state-of-the-art Steve Nelson Performance Space, the series is hosted and produced by JPR Program/Music Director Eric Teel, who brings over 30 years of experience in music ranging from classical to indie-rock. Over 400 guests have appeared on the series, ranging from Brandi Carlile, Colin Hay and Rosanne Cash to OK Go, Bela Fleck and Jeff Bridges.JPR Live Sessions are also available as a podcast via Apple Podcasts, Spotify Podcasts, or the Stitcher app. You can now play JPR Live Sessions on your smart speaker:“Alexa, play JPR Live Sessions on Apple Podcasts”“Alexa, skip ahead 30 seconds”“Alexa, play the previous episode”00000171-95d3-d2cb-a5f3-9fff6cd40000JPR Live Sessions are recorded with Audix microphones. Located in Wilsonville, Oregon, Audix designs, engineers, and manufactures high performing, innovative products that contribute to the advancement of the professional audio industry.

JPR's Regional Tiny Desk Contest Favorite: Hannah Mayree!

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On Tuesday, April 24th, NPR announced Naia Izumi as the winner of the NPR Tiny Desk Contest. Izumi was chosen from a pool of over 5,000 entries from all 50 states. Here at JPR, we wanted to once again feature our favorite regional submission, and this year's honor goes to singer/songwriter Hannah Mayree!

Hannah Mayree is a Sacramento, CA born singer, songwriter and music educator. Composed while criss-crossing America communing with people and plants, her songs incorporate African rhythms and diverse European and American folk traditions to express the profound mystery contained within all beings.

Mayree's entry called "Home" comes from her 2017 album Thoughts of the Night. We loved the song and the raw performance. She'll join us later this summer for a JPR Live Session.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1BAVugqVGE

We also wanted to showcase a couple of other regional videos we really enjoyed. The first is from the band Intuitive Compass. Cool vibe to the video, and great regional storytelling.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ilx3bYB1RBA

And Jake Martini's entry also struck us this year. Great voice, good song, nice pjs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLNF-kege2s