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The Lonely Wild Live Session

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California-based The Lonely Wild dropped by JPR to talk about their interest in the music of Ennio Morricone, and the tragic event that marked their recent recording session. 

The Lonely Wild was formed in 2010 by Andrew Carroll, a native of Sonoma, CA who moved to Los Angeles to study writing, music and film. Carroll and multi-instrumentalist, Ryan Ross met in school and performed together previously in their band You Me & Iowa. Andrew Schneider, a Missouri native and Carroll’s classmate in classical guitar, joined soon after moving back from a short stint teaching and performing in New York City. The trio along with vocalist Jennifer Talesfore and drummer Edward Cerecedes recorded their debut EP, Dead End.

In early 2012, the band holed up in The Hangar in Sacramento for a week long recording session which would ultimately become The Sun As It Comes. Prior to this new material came the departure of Talesfore, and the introduction of Indiana born vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Jessi Williams. She was spotted while performing with her previous band, Coyote, and was asked to sit in during a few performances. Williams officially joined band after accompanying them on a three week tour across the United States. Shortly after this recording session and tour, Cerecedes exited the group and drummer Dave Farina officially joined the group, cementing its current incarnation.

As FM Network Program Director and Music Director, Eric oversees many aspects of JPR's broadcast day. He still hosts the occasional Open Air or classical music shift, and is the driving force behind JPR Live Sessions - our popular series of live in-studio music performances and conversations.