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JPR Live Session: Melissa Carper

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The bassist and singer/songwriter joined us to chat about her new album called Daddy's Country Gold.

As a child, Carper (who was nicknamed “Daddy” years ago by her bandmates) immersed herself in the sounds of Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and other greats from her parents’ collection, but it was a specific gift from her father - a full collection of Jimmie Rodgers recordings - that sparked the fire behind the sound Carper has developed.

The new album Daddy's Country Gold is a compilation album of sorts -- a collection of Carper's best material drawn from across the various bands she maintains.

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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.