Java Blend LIVE Event: The Ericksons 10/11

Jul 23, 2013

Join us for the dark folky sounds of The Ericksons this weekend at The Java House
Credit The Ericksons

On Friday, Oct. 11,  at 2 PM at Iowa City's downtown Java House, IPR Studio One's Ben Kieffer will host a special hour of "Java Blend" with The Ericksons.


Ben Kieffer will chat with the band to find out more about their new album, The Wild while the band performs a live 50-minute set. This program is free and open to the public!

Born from the grief of losing husband and brother-in-law, Lee Erickson, The Ericksons took off in 2008, releasing their first record, Middle of the Night. The band features Bethany Valentini on vocals and keyboard and Jenny Kapernick on vocals accompanied by Ben Lester (guitar and percussion) and Sean Carey (vocals and percussion.) 

From their experiences The Erickson's produce a sound that is, "sparse and dark, a little Appalachian and a little bluegrass." The Wild is the fullest, richest record yet from The Ericksons, an honest reckoning with that grief and love, rooted in American sounds. The Wild completely envelops the listener in the life that Bethany and Jenny have made in song.

This program will air Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. Stay tuned to Java Blend on IPR!