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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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  • The Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter joined us to talk about his stumbled into what is now a very successful music career, and shared a few songs from his new album The Ghost And The Wall.
  • The acclaimed jazz singer joined us from her home in Los Angeles to share songs from her new record called Come What May
  • Since their first visit to our basement studios back in 2016, Mipso have continued to impress with their beautiful harmonies. They returned a few times, and were watching as we constructed a new performance studio. Finally, they're in it.
  • The folk singer, banjo player, band leader and self-described 'artivist' joined us to talk about his new album Borrowed Time, and the social issues he focuses on outside of music.
  • The long time Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter joined us to talk about her recent relocation to Nashville, and the tumultuous last couple of years that included a divorce, a tornado, and a rough bout with Covid-19. She also performed a few songs from her new album Mercy Rising.
  • Husband/wife duo Chris Turpin and Stephanie Jean first met a little over ten years ago and quickly bonded over their shared love of old blues and jazz. With the band Ida Mae, they've managed to funnel those creative influences into a modern, exciting sound.
  • The Winnipeg-based singer/songwriter (aka Liam Duncan) assembled a few friends in his backyard to play us some tunes from the new record called Church of Better Daze.
  • Originally from Oklahoma, Parker Millsap has very quickly made a name for himself among the best players and songwriters in his new home of Nashville. He joined us for a remote session to share songs from his new album called Be Here Instead.
  • The Nashville-based singer/songwriter and fiddler joined us to talk about her powerful new album called Cycles, which focuses on the many ways that we destroy and rebuild as people, as families, and as a country.
  • The California-based singer/songwriter joined us to talk about his new album called See The World, as well as his desire for people to get out and enjoy what life has to offer.