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JPR Live Session: The Heartless Bastards

Heartless Bastards at JPR
Danielle Kelly
Heartless Bastards at JPR

The brainchild of frontwoman, Erika Wennerstrom, The Heartless Bastards released their 6th album A Beautiful Life in 2021 and are celebrating 20 years as a band.

After writing and recording her solo work in the early 2000's, Erika Wennerstrom was ready to play live and needed a band. That's when The Heartless Bastards were born.

Hear them perform live from the JPR Steve Nelson Performance Studio, talk about their beginnings and what life is like for a band now six albums and 20 years into their career, and learn a fun bit of trivia about how they arrived at their name.

This JPR Live Session was made possible with support by Dancin' Vineyards — Now offering brunch every Sunday from 10-2 featuring a rotating seasonal menu and brunch-inspired drinks. Also new, The Residence at Dancin - a fully private event space with valley views situated just above the tasting room. Brunch reservations and event space bookings can be made at dancin.com or by calling (541) 245 - 1133.

Danielle earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2007 from Southern Oregon University and has remained in the Rogue Valley pursuing a performance career -- as a model, actor, and live performance vocalist. She began hosting Open Air on JPR's Rhythm & News Service in 2015.
Dave Jackson curates the music on JPR's Rhythm and News Service, manages music staff and hosts Open Air, JPR's hand-picked house blend of music. He loves discovering great new music and sharing it.