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JPR Live Session: Sophia Pfister

Raised in Ashland, Oregon, Sophia Pfister left rural southern Oregon for the artistically fertile landscape of Los Angeles. Her sultry blend of folk and blues, combined with experimental sonic soundscapes has already captured the attention and collaboration of such musical luminaries as California legend Dave Alvin and lap-steel wizard Greg Leisz.

Armed with a self-produced debut EP (which she only produced on high-quality vinyl - and promptly sold out), Pfister has been forging a unique path through the complicated business of music, utilizing a steady stream of music videos (filmed by her talented brother Joseph) to connect to audiences and industry contacts. Her debut full-length album Birdcage is due out in 2018.

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.