Java Blend

Saturdays at 1 p.m. on FM News/Studio One

Every week Iowa Public Radio's Java Blend with Ben Kieffer serves up fresh-brewed performances and conversation with musicians from around the state and around the country. Recorded before a live audience at The Java House in downtown Iowa City, the one-hour show offers an eclectic mix of live tunes from the vibrant independent music scene. Ben Kieffer infuses the performances with lively chats to find out about the artists' music and lives.

Please Note: This page lists upcoming broadcasts, which air several weeks after the live performance. VIEW UPCOMING JAVA BLEND PUBLIC PERFORMANCES!

UPCOMING LIVE RECORDINGS:
Hero Jr - October 17
The Mayflies Trio - October 24
Muckrockers - October 31
Greg Klyma - November 7
Switchback - November 14
The Candymakers - November 21

UPCOMING ON-AIR BROADCASTS:
In Rooms - October 4
Jack Klatt - October 11
Dave Zollo - October 18
Mighty Shady - October 25
Jack Lion - November 1
Hero Jr - November 8
The Mayflies Trio - November 15
Muckrockers - November 22
Greg Klyma - November 29
Switchback - December 6
The Candymakers - December 13

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Java Blend
9:03 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Dave Zollo

Tune in to the podcast for a full hour with Dave Zollo & The Body Electric.

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Dave Zollo & The Body Electric.

Download the podcast to find out more about the Iowa City icon and gospel rocker.

If you're a follower of the Midwestern indie music world (or of American roots music generally) you might be forgiven for thinking David Zollo has been around forever. The truth is, it just seems that way.

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Java Blend
1:46 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Jack Klatt

Download the podcast for a full hour with troubadour traditionalist, Jack Klatt.

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

Download the podcast to find out more about the Minnesota artist and his rambling, rolling music straight from the banks of the Mississippi.

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Java Blend
10:18 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With In Rooms

Kick back and relax in this tropical Java Blend podcast with In Rooms.

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

Download the podcast to find out more about the Latin America-influenced indie band.

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Java Blend
9:24 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Bonne Finken

Download the podcast for a full hour with home grown artist, Bonne Finken.

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

Download the podcast to find out more about the powerful vocalist who was born and raised in Iowa.

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Java Blend
9:20 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With The Dandelion Stompers

Tune in for a great home grown fusion of local artists.

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

Listen to and download the podcast to find out more about the New Orleans-influenced Iowa City group.

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Java Blend
9:29 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Whitney Mann

Download the podcast for an hour with Michigan-born coutnry artist, Whitney Mann.

In this encore episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend" from 2012 host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Whitney Mann

Listen to and download the podcast to find out more about the artist's deeply emotional music. 

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Java Blend
9:51 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With The Giving Tree Band

Download the podcast for an hour with The Giving Tree Band.

In this encore episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend" from 2012 host, Ben Kieffer will chat with The Giving Tree Band

Download the podcast to find out more about the folky five piece band. 

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Java Blend
2:00 pm
Mon September 1, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Caroline Smith

Download the podcast for a full hour with indie-rocker, Caroline Smith
Reginald VanNurden

In this encore episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend" from 2012 host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Caroline Smith

Download the podcast to find out more about her latest album, Half About Being a Woman.

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Java Blend
9:36 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Tony Bohnenkamp

Download the podcast for a full hour of pop-rock with Des Moines native, Tony Bohnenkamp.
Sarah Hadley

In this encore episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend" from 2012 host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Tony Bohnenkamp.

Download the podcast to find out more about the Tennessee based pop-rocker.

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Java Blend
2:00 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Danika Holmes

Tune in and download the podcast for a full performance with seasoned Iowa artist Danika Holmes.
danikaholmes.com

In this encore episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend" from 2012 host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Danika Holmes

Download the podcast to find out more about the Iowa native artist.

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Java Blend
11:09 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys

Tune in and download the podcast for a foot-stompin' good time with Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys
lindayloumusic.com

In this encore episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend" from 2012 host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys.

Listen to and download the podcast to find out more about the Twin Cities-based artist.

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Java Blend
10:57 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Matthew Santos

Tune in and download the podcast for a full hour with emerging artist, Matthew Santos

In this encore episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend" from 2012 host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Matthew Santos.

Listen to and download the podcast to find out more about the emerging Chicago artist.

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Java Blend
11:19 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Mike Mangione & The Union

Tune in and download the podcast for a full hour with the sensational Mike Mangione & The Union.
Mike Mangione & The Union

In this encore episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend" from 2012 host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Mike Mangione & The Union

Listen to and download the podcast to find out more about the band's album, Red-Winged Blackbird Man.

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Java Blend
10:48 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With The Feralings

Tune in and download the podcast for a full encore hour with The Feralings.
The Feralings

In this encore episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend" from 2012 host, Ben Kieffer will chat with The Feralings.

Listen to and download the podcast to find out more about the spunky Iowa roots band. 

The Feralings are Benj Upchurch, Nicole Upchurch, Patrick Bloom, and Stacy Webster, but the name is a bit of a misnomer, as the members of the band are far more likely to invite you to sit down and enjoy a cup of tea than they are to jump you and steal your beer money.

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Java Blend
10:21 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Christopher the Conquered

Tune in and download the podcast for a full hour with Christopher the Conquered.
Christopher the Conquered

In this encore episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend" from 2012 host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Christopher the Conquered

Listen to and download the podcast to find out more about the band.

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Java Blend
9:56 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Joe & Vicki Price

In this encore episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend" from 2012 host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Joe and Vicki Price.

Listen to and download the podcast to find out more about the country duo. 

Joe and Vicki Price bring their energetic country blues back to the stage of The Java House to showcase Joe’s new release “Rain or Shine”.  Joe has been performing his rough and tumble blues for over 35 years.

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Java Blend
11:27 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Cornmeal

Tune in and download the podcast for an encore episode with Americana band, Cornmeal.

In this encore episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend" from 2012 host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Cornmeal. 

Listen to and download the podcast to find out more about the progressive bluegrass and Americana band out of Illinois. 

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Java Blend
9:53 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Bright Giant

Tune in and download the podcast for a full hour with Des Moines-based Bright Giant.
Stan Brewer

In this encore episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend" from 2012 host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Iowa natives, Bright Giant.

Listen to and download the podcast to find out more about the band's unique blend of indie pop.

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Java Blend
8:51 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Dave Olson

Tune in and download the podcasts for all of our upcoming summer encores from 2012.

In this encore episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend" from 2012 host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Dave Olson.

Listen to and download the podcast to find out more about the Twin Cities-based artist.

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Java Blend
1:23 pm
Sat June 7, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Dan Dimonte and the Bad Assettes

Tune in for Dan Dimonte and his Bad Assettes with a full hour of multi-faceted, homegrown music.

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Iowa City's own, Dan Dimonte and the Bad Assettes.

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

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Java Blend
3:49 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Natalie Brown and Mirage

Tune in for a fresh-brewed hour of music with Natalie Brown and Mirage.

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.

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Java Blend
2:56 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Roxi Copland

Tune in this weekend for the soulful, minimalist sounds of Roxi Copland.

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.

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Java Blend
5:06 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

A Summer with the Best of Java Blend

Tune in to IPR Studio One this summer and chill out with some of the coolest artists from 2012.

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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Java Blend
10:41 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With The Grahams

Tune in for the soulful and soothing sounds of The Grahams.

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. 

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Java Blend
11:54 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Crankshaft

Tune in for a full hour of pork neck artist, Crankshaft.

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.

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Java Blend
12:45 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With A Trio of Iowa Songwriters

Tune in to hear this new fusion of great Iowa songwriters.

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.

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Java Blend
10:14 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Dylan Sires and Neighbors

Tune in this weekend and download the podcast for local pop-rockers, Dylan Sires and Neighbors.

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Cedar Falls locals and Iowa Pop Kings, Dylan Sires and Neighbors.

Listen to and download the podcast to find out more about their upcoming international tours.

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Java Blend
10:30 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Java Blend Special Event With Jen Chapin

Tune in and download the podcast for a special edition of Java Blend with Jen Chapin.

In this special episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," recorded at The Redstone Room in downtown Davenport, host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Brooklyn, NY artist, Jen Chapin

Listen to and download the podcast to find out more about this soulful folk artist and her trio. 

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Java Blend
12:17 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Rebecca Rego

Tune in for this special hour with Rebecca Rego.
regorego.com

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

Listen to and download the podcast to find out more about the Wisconsin based artist.

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Java Blend
11:23 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Jason Carl

Tune in for a full hour of Davenport's Jason Carl and the Whole Damn Band.

 In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Davenport rockers, Jason Carl and the Whole Damn Band.

Listen to and download the podcast to find out more about their latest self-titled album.

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