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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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Latest Episodes
  • The North Carolina-based singer/songwriter shared songs from her evocative new album called Modern Appalachia and talked about how she first put down roots in Nashville and became an in-demand songwriter for a who's who of the music world.
  • On the new album Beginners, Christian Lee Hutson displays a rare combination of brilliantly intricate fingerpicked guitar lines and evocative stories that illuminate the everyday characters and events of life.
  • Husband/wife folk duo Pharis & Jason Romero shared songs from their new album Bet On Love from their home in rural British Columbia, complete with wood stove in the background.
  • The brilliantly witty singer/songwriter joined us from his quarantine location to share songs from his new album called Asterisk the Universe.
  • Biali - along with her husband Ben Wittman - joined us from her home in Toronto to share songs from her latest album Out of the Dust.
  • Hull's brand new album called 25 Trips considers both the artist's first 25 years on the planet as well as some of the important events from one specific year.
  • Riding a wave of critical praise following the release of his eponymous debut album, Ledger joined us to talk about his passion for classic and sometimes obscure recordings, the fortuitous circumstances that led to his album release, and how he's been keeping busy during the pandemic.
  • The New York-based singer/songwriter just released his first solo album (Heartbreaker, Please) in almost a decade, and shared stories of how he's been managing in the pandemic shutdown. He also played us a few tunes from the new record.
  • The fantastic Cuban-Canadian musician Alex Cuba joined us from his home in northern British Columbia and performed a couple of songs from his new album Sublime, plus a brand new unrecorded tune.
  • Mt. Joy lead singer and songwriter Matt Quinn joined us from Philadelphia to talk about the band's sudden rise and how their 2020 summer plans were scuttled by the COVID-19 pandemic.