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JPR Live Sessions

JPR Live Sessions is a weekly series of exciting live in-studio music performances and conversations with artists from many different genres. Recorded in JPR's 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 500 guests have appeared on the series, ranging from Brandi Carlile, Colin Hay and Rosanne Cash to OK Go, Bela Fleck and Jeff Bridges.

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  • It's hard to believe there's an artist whose "other" songs have been streamed hundreds of millions of times, but for Passenger (aka Michael Rosenberg) the worldwide hit Let Her Go set a new bar.
  • Now 30 years into a celebrated career, the multi-faceted singer/songwriter has released a new covers album that showcases some oft-requested tunes he enjoys playing for friends and family.
  • The singer/songwriter has taken the last year to refocus on her own personal well being, and on moving forward with a new album and a new home base. She joined us to share a few tunes from her upcoming solo album.
  • The brilliant multi-instrumentalist and singer joined us from his home in Nashville for some virtuosic bluegrass picking with help from his wife Sierra Hull.
  • An array mbira is certainly not the first choice for most performers, but in the hands of Joachim Cooder, it has become a remarkable musical tool full of color and nuance. On his new album Over That Road I'm Bound, Cooder sets old folk tunes of Uncle Dave Macon in an all new way.
  • Singer/songwriter Serena Ryder has seen it all. The highest highs. The lowest lows. On her new album The Art Of Falling Apart, Ryder addresses her lifelong journey to wellness head-on through a collection of retro-inspired pop.
  • The Broadway star and multiple Tony Award nominee joined us to talk about how he first discovered his love of music and performing, and to perform a few tunes for us live. His debut EP called Guarantee is out now.
  • Toronto singer Elise LeGrow joined us to perform some tunes from her upcoming album, a follow-up to 2018's incredible Playing Chess.
  • The Long Beach-based singer/songwriter has made a powerful statement of protest on her new album Woman In Color.
  • The singer joined us from her home near Nashville to share some wonderful live tracks with her full band including one U.S. broadcast debut! She talked with JPR's Eric Teel about new motherhood, her popular online cooking series, and the work being done by her foundation.