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decker. Live Session

Since 2009, the Sedona, AZ based songwriter Brandon Decker has written, produced and released a trove of mesmerizing music; an expansive palette of folk, gospel, rock and psychedelia recorded under the nom de plume decker. “Tailor-made for a Coen Brothers western,” as one reviewer put it, “the music is dark, atmospheric and uncomfortably honest.

While hard to pigeonhole, there’s a purposeful duality to decker.’s work; it’s sparse while full. Also: intense, romantic, cryptic and raw. All those characteristics and more are readily apparent on Patsy, decker.’s latest release and follow-up to 2013’s much-hailed “desert gospel masterpiece” Slider. Recorded in Tucson, Patsy veers from quiet shuffles to noisy guitar jams and horn-driven ballads, but never becomes quixotic or difficult. It’s hypnotic stuff. And a huge leap forward for the singer. “You’re always evolving,” he explains. “If we’re not evolving, something is wrong.” Recorded with a bevy of Tucson-based musicians, the cohesion on Patsy comes first and foremost lyrically."

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.