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Upcoming JPR Live Session: Melissa Carper

Singer/Songwriter Melissa Carper

Join us for a JPR Live Session with singer/songwriter and upright bass player Melissa Carper on January 25th at 2pm.

Dubbed affectionately as HillBillie Holiday by friend and collaborator Chris Scruggs, Melissa Carper's music is broad spectrum retro-Americana. From country and Texas swing to rock-a-billy and old school jazz, Carper plays from the heart with humility and an underlying sense of humor throughout.

Born in Nebraska and now living on a farm in Texas, Carper began playing bass at on early age and performed in her family band with her mother on lead vocals. She and her partner, fiddler Rebecca Patek played as The Buffalo Gals Band and part of Sad Daddy.

For the new record, Ramblin' Soul, she says, “I had a handful of songs about rambling around and living a free life that I wanted to weave through the album,” Carper recalls. “I wrote the title track driving back home to Texas, and it felt like the seeds of the next album were planted.”

Saving Country Music has called Melissa Carper "one of the greatest classic golden era country singers and composers of this generation" and says her new album is "... something to smile and rub your hands together about, like waiting for permission to cut into an apple pie.”

Join us on Wednesday, January 25th at 2pm for a JPR Live Session with Melissa Carper in advance of her sold out show at La Baguette in Ashland.

This JPR Live Session is made possible with the support of The Talent Club, located at 114 Talent Ave in Talent, OR. Find upcoming shows 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.