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In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Iowa native, Natalie Brown and her new band Mirage.

Listen to and download the podcast to find out more about the making of their new fusion of inspired jazz.

The Beatles Medley May 25

May 25, 2014

A Memorial Day remembrance of John and George playing live one more time

GEORGE HARRISON-SOMETHING

JOHN LENNON-DIZZY MISS LIZZIE

GEORGE HARRISON-WAH WAH

THE BEATLES-HELP/ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN

BILLY PRESTON-THAT'S THE WAY GOD PLANNED IT

JOHN LENNON-COME TOGETHER

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue May 25

May 25, 2014

A Memorial Day weekend remembrance show of performers who have passed on, playing live one more time!

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

LUTHER ALLISON-GIVE ME BACK MY WIG

SON SEALS-DON'T PICK ME FOR YOUR FOOL

KOKO TAYLOR-COME TO MAMA

ALBERT COLLINS-TIRED MAN

JOHNNY COPELAND-LOVE HER WITH A FEELING

BARRELHOUSE CHUCK & KIM WILSON-K & C BOOGIE (EXCERPT)

CLIFTON CHENIER-I'M A HOG FOR YOU

JUNIOR WELLS-SNATCH IT BACK AND HOLD IT

HOUND DOG TAYLOR-WILD ABOUT YOU, BABY

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The story of the band Woods follows a path that is not uncommon for some notable 21st Century bands.  Songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Jeremy Earl was in another band (Brooklyn's Meneguar), and began Woods as a side project in 2005.  He released his lo-fi music on cassette in the beginning.  Woods developed into a full-fledged four-piece band, with more refinement and better production on each new album.  The band releases their work on the Brooklyn label Woodsist, which Earl runs.

Backtracks May 24

May 24, 2014

A Memorial Day weekend remembrance show featuring performers who have passed on, playing live one more time!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

ELVIS PRESLEY-I DON'T CARE IF THE SUN DON'T SHINE

ROY ORBISON-OH PRETTY WOMAN

JOHNNY CASH-SAN QUENTIN

THE EVERLY BROS-MAMA TRIED/CATHY'S CLOWN

THE YARDBIRDS-I'M A MAN

THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS-I CALL YOUR NAME

FLOYD CRAMER-FLIP, FLOP, AND BOP (EXCERPT)

RICHIE HAVENS-HIGH FLYING BIRD

JANIS JOPLIN-MAYBE

THE BAND-UP ON CRIPPLE CREEK

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Spanish Gold is a trio comprised of seasoned musicians in the indie music scene: Patrick Hallahan (My Morning Jacket), Adrian Quesada (Brown Out, Ocote Soul Sounds, and formerly of Groupo Fantasma) and Dante Schwebel (City and Color and formerly of Hacienda), who brought the three together. Schwebel and Quesada go way back to their days in Laredo where they both occupied the same high school; and Hallahan and Schwebel worked together as Dan Auerbach’s backing band known as the Fast Five during Auerbach’s solo tour for Keep it Hid.

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host, Ben Kieffer will chat with soulful Milwaukee artist, Roxi Copland.

Listen to and download the podcast to find out more about the making of their debut album.

The Beatles Medley May 18

May 18, 2014

This week's Medley was picked out by Carroll IA listener Dave Koester with the theme "Life Day by Day"

THE BEATLES-A HARD DAY'S NIGHT/EIGHT DAYS A WEEK

PAUL MC CARTNEY-ANOTHER DAY

THE BEATLES-YESTERDAY/IN MY LIFE

JOHN LENNON-WATCHING THE WHEELS

GEORGE HARRISON-IT'S WHAT YOU VALUE

THE BEATLES-THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD

THE BEATLES-WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU (INSTRUMENTAL) (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue May 18

May 18, 2014

The annual recap of the Blues Foundation's Blues Music Awards given out in Memphis May 8

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

SHAWN HOLT & THE TEARDROPS-DADDY TOLD ME

BOBBY RUSH-TIGHT MONEY

THE TEDESCHI/TRUCKS BAND-MISUNDERSTOOD

DOUG MC LEOD-ST. ELMO'S ROOM & POOL

JAMES COTTON-BONNIE BLUE

DIUNNA GREENLEAF w/ CLAY SWAFFORD-29 WAYS

CLAY SWAFFORD-ROOSTER'S BOOGIE

VARIOUS ARTISTS-MY BABE

JOHN NEMETH-IF IT AIN'T BROKE

TRAMPLED UNDER FOOT-BAD BAD FEELING

CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE-JUST A FEELING

Backtracks May 17

May 18, 2014

Probably the last LIVE Listener Picks show until the Fall. Thanks for being part of the program!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE FENDERMEN-MULE SKINNER BLUES

JAY & THE AMERICANS-COME A LITTLE BIT CLOSER

THE FLAMIN' GROOVIES-SLOW DEATH

FLEETWOOD MAC-TELL ME ALL THE THINGS YOU DO

SAVOY BROWN-JACK THE TOAD

ALLMAN BROS BAND-CRAZY LOVE

THE VIRTUES-GUITAR BOOGIE SHUFFLE (EXCERPT)

THE BLASTERS-MARIE MARIE

DAN HICKS & THE HOT LICKS-I SCARE MYSELF

HOT TUNA-HESITATION BLUES

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The Black Keys'  Turn Blue is the eighth studio album by the Akron, Ohio duo of Dan Auerbach (vocals,guitar) and Patrick Carney (drums).  Actually, duo doesn't seem quite correct, as the co-songwriting and producing role of Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) has become an integral part of the the band.  The Black Keys have slowly and steadily grown as artists, while simultaneously extending the reach of their soulful blues-rock to a wider audience.  

This summer, June through September, we'll be looking back at some of our favorite Java Blend broadcasts of 2012.

Tune in every Saturday starting June 14 at 2 PM to catch these special encore broadcasts featuring locally grown and nationally known artists. 

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The Austin, Texas band The Digital Wild are touring the U.S. in support of their debut album.  Lead vocalist Chantell Moody is originally from Des Moines, and while the band was in Iowa they stopped by IPR's Cedar Falls studios for a live set.  The band brought their Afrodelic trip-rock sound to Studio One on May 15, and you can enjoy their performance in this podcast! 

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host, Ben Kieffer will chat with The Grahams.

Listen to and download the podcast to find out more about the making of their debut album. 

The Beatles Medley May 11

May 11, 2014

A Happy Mother's Day edition of The Medley!

THE BEATLES-JULIA/MOTHER NATURE'S SON/YOUR MOTHER SHOULD KNOW

JOHN LENNON-MOTHER

THE BEATLES-LADY MADONNA/LET IT BE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-ONLY MAMA KNOWS

JOHN LENNON-WOMAN

PAUL MC CARTNEY-MOMMA MISS AMERICA (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue May 11

May 11, 2014

A Ladies Night edition for Mother's Day!

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

CANDYE KANE w/LAURA CHAVEZ-BARBED WIRE MOUTH

SAMANTHA FISH-KICK AROUND

LAURA RAIN-MY LOVE

ZOE SCHWARZ-THE BLUES DON'T SCARE ME

CATHY LEMONS-TEXAS SHUFFLE

ANNIE MACK-REVOLUTION

4 JACKS-DEAL WITH IT (EXCERPT)

LISA MANN-ARE YOU LONELY

SHARON JONES-WE GET ALONG

TRUDY LYNN-PLAY THE HONKY TONKS

SHAUN MURPHY-I'M A WOMAN

DEB RYDER-GET A GRIP

GRACIE CURRAN & THE HIGH FALUTIN' BAND-TAKE YOU WITH ME

Thee Oh Sees began as guitarist and vocalist John Dwyer's side project, eventually evolving into a full band with various personnel changes along the way.  Dwyer relocated from Providence, Rhode Island to California in the late 1990's.  He became active in the San Francisco indie rock scene, playing in several bands, and releasing his experimental home recordings under names like Orinoka Crash Suite, OCS and Orange County Sound.  Since 2008, the name has been Thee Oh Sees.  

Backtracks May 10

May 10, 2014

No words allowed or aloud! It's another all instrumental show.

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

DUANE EDDY-REBEL ROUSER

LINK WRAY-RUMBLE

EDDIE COCHRAN-EDDIE'S BLUES

THE VIRTUES-GUITAR BOOGIE SHUFFLE

GUITAR GABLE-GUITAR RHUMBO

THE RAMBLERS-DEVIL TRAIN

THE VELAIRES-BRAZIL

THE RAMRODS-GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY

THE KINGSMEN-THE CATWALK

THE REBELS-WILD WEEKEND (EXCERPT)

DICK DALE-SURF BEAT

THE VENTURES-DIAMOND HEAD

THE SHADOWS-WONDERFUL LAND

LONNIE MACK-CHICKEN PICKIN'

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The progeny of Apple Corps Ltd. founders, The Beatles, are apples that evidently didn’t fall far from the tree. The sons have taken up their fathers' trade.  Of course, the weight of such an endeavor is almost too ridiculous to contemplate, with the Fab Four holding such a lofty place in the hearts and minds of the music-loving world.  With the 50th anniversary of the Beatles landing in the U.S. this year, and the release of Sean Lennon’s new project, let’s consider the work of the sons.

the Soil and the Sun

  The Soil And The Sun are a seven-piece band from Grand Rapids, Michigan.  They were in Cedar Falls on Saturday, May 3 to perform at the College Hill Music Festival, and IPR had the opportunity to bring them in to record a live Studio One set.  They describe their sound as "experiential spiritual folk-rock/New Mexican space music."  That's probably as good a label as any for this beautiful, intricate, grooving music.  Enjoy this podcast of The Soil And The Sun!       

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Crankshaft.

Listen to and download the podcast to find out more about what he calls "pork neck" music.

Kludge, the follow-up to Nashville based PUJOL’s 2012 debut UNITED STATES OF BEING, continues the journey of self-discovery juxtaposed with an imaginative, uncertain future involving lizards and cyborgs along with a questionable present reality. The influence of punk and garage rock is definitely there, but it is the traces of pop and folky blues, interwoven with Daniel Pujol’s seemingly lighthearted yet heavy lyrics that make Kludge—“a crock that works.”  

The Beatles Medley May 4

May 4, 2014

Ringo, John, Paul, George!

RINGO STARR-HEY BABY

JOHN LENNON-MIND GAMES

PAUL MC CARTNEY-JUNIOR'S FARM

GEORGE HARRISON-CHEER DOWN

RINGO STARR-I'M THE GREATEST

THE BEATLES-YOU'RE GOING TO LOSE THAT GIRL/LONG TALL SALLY

GEORGE HARRISON-GIVE ME LOVE (GIVE ME PEACE ON EARTH)

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue May 4

May 4, 2014

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

TOMMY CASTRO-THE WHALE HAVE SWALLOWED ME

NICK MOSS BAND-TELL YOU SOMETHIN' 'BOUT YOURSELF

ROBERT CRAY-YOUR GOOD THING IS ABOUT TO END

JAREKUS SINGLETON-GONNA LET GO

JOHN MAYALL-WORLD GONE CRAZY

JIM SUHLER-JUMP UP SISTER

RUSH CLEVELAND-EAST SIDE SHUFFLE (EXCERPT)

LISA MANN-MOVE ON

ANNIE MACK-LITTLE BITTY GIRL BLUES

ZOE SCHWARZ-I'LL BE YOURS TONIGHT

CATHY LEMONS-THE BIG PAYBACK

BOBBY RUSH-DOWN IN LOUISIANA

TWEED FUNK-HOODOO POWER

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The Wye Oak was the honorary Maryland state tree, believed to have been over 460 years old before it went down in a thunderstorm in 2002.  Perhaps aspiring to the awesomeness of their namesake, the band Wye Oak formed in Baltimore in 2006 (originally calling themselves Monarch).  Jenn Wasner is the vocalist and guitarist.  Andy Stack is the drummer and keyboard player, and adds backup vocals.  On their fourth full-length record, Shriek, the duo feature more synths and drum machines, and less guitars.

Backtracks May 3

May 3, 2014

50s female rock'n'roll pioneers, early 60s British rock'n'rollers, some instrumentals (to set the mood for the May 10 all instrumental show) and LOTS of listener suggestions that I did not have time to play during last week's Listener Picks show.

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

JANIS MARTIN-LOVE & KISSES

EARTHA KITT-HONOLULU ROCK & ROLL

WANDA JACKSON-HOT DOG! THAT MADE HIM MAD

CAROL HONEYCUTT-TEENAGE REBEL

LIBBY DEAN-DING DONG ROCKABILLY WEDDING

JIMMY POWELL & THE DIMENSIONS-DANCE HER BY ME

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host, Ben Kieffer will chat with the Des Moines trio of Mary McAdams, Patresa Hartman, and Lily DeTaeye.

Listen to and download the podcast to find out more about their songwriters in the round.

THE BEATLES-A HARD DAYS NIGHT/WE CAN WORK IT OUT/HEY BULLDOG

RINGO STARR-THE NO NO SONG

THE BEATLES-I'M A LOSER/THE NIGHT BEFORE/YER BLUES

PAUL MC CARTNEY-SHE SAID YEAH

THE BEATLES-DIG A PONY/MISERY

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue April 27

Apr 27, 2014

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

BOBBY RUSH-DECISIONS

CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE-BAD BOY

LI'L RONNIE & THE BLUE BEATS-TOO FAST FOR CONDITIONS

ZOE SCHWARZ-LIBERATED WOMAN

ANNIE MACK-FOOL TO BELIEVE

CLAY SWAFFORD-MESSIN' AROUND DAVENPORT (EXCERPT)

DIXIE PEACH-TOO MUCH TROUBLE

BACK PACK JONES-RIPTIDE BABY

MIKEY JR.-THE CHEAT

JOHN NEMETH-KEEP THE LOVE A COMIN'

CATHY LEMONS-I'M GOING TO TRY

TWEED FUNK-BLUES IN MY SOUL

BOB LANZA-SNAKE BYTE (EXCERPT)

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Mac DeMarco is a Canadian songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist.  Born in British Columbia (and living in Brooklyn since last year), DeMarco has been making music since 2008, self-releasing a series of albums under the name Makeout Videotape.  In 2011 he signed with the Captured Tracks label and began releasing his music as Mac DeMarco.  Salad Days is his second full-length record.  The tracks have a definite home-made, deliberately paced feel, yet his sound is tuneful and accessible.  DeMarco claims to still use the same guitar he bought for $30 when he was sixteen!

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