Java Blend on IPR Studio One

Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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 PERFORMANCES:
Minus Six - January 24
Mike Himebaugh - January 31
King of the Tramps - February 7
Twins - February 14
Comfort Kings - February 21
Tiff Jimber - February 28
The PBJs - March 7
Jason Carl and the Whole Damn Band - March 14
Jen Chapin - March 28*
     *Java Blend will be on the road, recording at River Music Experience in Davenport
Dylan Sires and Neighbors - April 4
Mary McAdams, Lily DeTaeye and Patreca Hartman - April 11
Crankshaft and the Geargrinders - April 18
The Grahams - April 25
Roxi Copland - May 2
Natalie Brown - May 9
Dan DiMonte & The Bad Assettes - May 16

UPCOMING ON-AIR BROADCASTS:
The Awful Purdies - January 18
Hello Jr. - January 25
The Uniphonics - February 1
Slip Silo - February 8
Minus Six - February 15
Mike Himebaugh - February 22
King of the Tramps - March 1
Twins - March 8
Comfort Kings - March 15
Tiff Jimber - March 22
The PBJs - March 29
Jason Carl and the Whole Damn Band - April 5
Rebecca Rego (Encore broadcast) - April 12
Jen Chapin - April 19
Dylan Sires and Neighbors - April 26
Mary McAdams, Lily DeTaeye and Patreca Hartman - May 3
Crankshaft and the Geargrinders - May 10
The Grahams - May 17
Roxie Copland - May 24
Natalie Brown - May 31
Dan DiMonte & The Bad Assettes - June 7

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Live Music Events
1:11 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Crankshaft and the Geargrinders

Join us at The Java House for a live hour with Crankshaft and the GearGrinders
Trixie Longstockings

On Friday, April 18,  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 Crankshaft and the Geargrinders

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

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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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Java Blend
9:57 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With The PBJs

Tune in for this special hour with indie folk rockers, The PBJs

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host, Ben Kieffer will chat with southeast Iowa indie folk-rockers, The PBJs.

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

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Java Blend
12:18 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour with Tiff Jimber

Tune in to catch rising pop-star from California, Tiff Jimber.

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Santa Monica based pop-rocker,  Tiff Jimber.

Listen to and download the podcast to find out more about her and her recent U.S. tour.

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Java Blend
11:47 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Comfort Kings

Tune in to hear Cedar Valley's own Comfort Kings.

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Waterloo's renowned bluegrass and folk string band, Comfort Kings.

Listen to and download the podcast to find out more about their latest album, Prairie Fire.

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Java Blend
10:12 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With TWINS

Tune in this weekend and download our podcast for power-pop rockers, TWINS.

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Waterloo, IA's, loud and proud pop-rockers, TWINS.

Listen to and download the podcast to find out more about their latest album, Funny Faces and their upcoming album, Tomboys on Parade.

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Java Blend
11:55 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With King of the Tramps

Stop by The Java House to catch the gospel sounds of King of the Tramps.
Roger Feldhans

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Auburn, IA's whiskey gospel rockers, King of the Tramps.

Listen to and download the podcast after this weekend's broadcast to find out more about how The Tramps are making more than just music.

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Java Blend
9:30 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour with Mike Himebaugh

Tune in and download the podcast for music that will make you smile from Mike Himebaugh.

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host, Ben Kieffer will chat with "Chicago Twang" artist, Mike Himebaugh.

Listen and download the podcast to find out more about Mike's latest album, Green.

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Java Blend
5:20 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Minus Six

Tune in this Saturday and download our podcast for Minus Six.
Leslie Zeglin

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," Ben Kieffer chats with Moline, IL pop-rock group, Minus Six.

Listen and download the podcast to find out more about their recent album, Come Out From Where You Hide.

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Java Blend
9:30 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Kevin B.F. Burt

Tune in for a special hour with Iowa blues legend Kevin Burt.
Kevin B.F. Burt

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host,Ben Kieffer chats with Iowa native and Blues legend, Kevin B.F. Burt.

Listen and download the podcast to find out more about his famous Iowa Blues music.

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Java Blend
9:49 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour with JD Eicher

Tune in this Saturday for the playful and inspired music of JD Eicher.

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host, Ben Kieffer  will chat with JD Eicher and his band, JD Eicher & the Goodnights.

Listen and download the podcast to find out more about their latest album Into Place.

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Java Blend
1:28 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Chad Elliot

Tune in for a special hour of music by veteran Iowa country artist Chad Elliott.
Credit Chad Elliott

On this episode IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," Ben Kieffer chats with Iowa native and country artist,  Chad Elliott.

Listen and download the podcast to find out more about his recent album, So Sang the Crow.

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Java Blend
1:01 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Susan Werner

Tune in for a special edition of Java Blend with Iowa artist and small-town advocate, Susan Werner.
Credit Susan Werner

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host,  Ben Kieffer will chat with Iowa roots artist, Susan Werner.

Listen and download the podcast to find out more about her new album, Hayseed.

Werner is a true performer and a veteran Java Blend artist. She connects her music to contemporary agricultural problems in songs like "Herbicides." At the same time Werner is grounded in the real-world experience of her life growing up as a farm kid.

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Java Blend
7:25 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Fire Sale

Tune in to hear Iowa reggae band Fire Sale on IPR Studio One's Java Blend.
Credit Fire Sale

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host, Ben Kieffer will chat with local Iowa City artists, Fire Sale.

Listen and download the podcast to find out more about how college life has influenced their music.

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Java Blend
11:37 am
Wed January 1, 2014

Java Blend Winter Encore Broadcasts 1/11 - 2/8

Don't miss our special Winter rebroadcasts every Saturday through February at 2 PM.

This winter, January through February, we'll be looking back at some of our favorite Java Blend broadcasts of the past year.

Tune in every Saturday this winter at 2 PM to catch these special encore broadcasts starting Saturday, Jan. 11. Find our schedule below.

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Java Blend
12:33 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Java Blend Broadcast: EmJay 12/28

Tune in for a special hour with Quad City artist, EmJay.
EmJay

This Saturday, Dec. 28, at 2 PM, we'll broadcast a recent performance by EmJay on IPR Studio One's "Java Blend."

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Java Blend
2:40 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Java Blend Broadcast: Love Over Gold 12/21

Tune in for a special broadcast of the new duo Love Over Gold.
Love Over Gold

This Saturday, Dec. 21, at 2 PM, we'll broadcast a recent performance by Love Over Gold on IPR Studio One's "Java Blend."

Ben Kieffer will chat with founding members Lucy Thorne and Pieta Brown throughout the broadcast to find out more about their new band.

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Java Blend
12:00 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Java Blend Broadcast: Hipknosis 12/14

Tune in for a special hour of Java Blend with Hipknosis..
Hipknosis

This Saturday, Dec. 14, at 2 PM, we'll broadcast a recent performance by Hipknosis on IPR Studio One's "Java Blend."

Ben Kieffer will chat with the artists throughout the broadcast to find out more about their return to touring.

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Java Blend
9:40 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Java Blend Broadcast: The Future Laureates 11/30

Tune in for a special hour of Java Blend with The Future Laureates.
The Future Laureates

This Saturday, Nov. 30, at 2 PM, we'll broadcast a recent performance by The Future Laureates on IPR Studio One's "Java Blend."

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Java Blend
12:52 pm
Sun August 11, 2013

Java Blend Broadcast: Ryne Doughty 11/23

Tune in for a special broadcast featuring local artist Ryne Doughty!
Credit Ryne Doughty

  This Saturday, Nov. 23, at 2 PM, we'll broadcast a recent performance by Ryne Doughty on IPR Studio One's "Java Blend."

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Java Blend
1:20 pm
Sat August 10, 2013

Java Blend Broadcast: The Candymakers 11/16

Tune in to Java Blend for an encore broadcast of The Candymakers.
The Candymakers

This Saturday, Nov. 13, at 2 PM IPR Studio One's Java Blend presents an encore performance from 2012 by The Candymakers recorded at The Redstone Room in Davenport. 

The Candymakers are a blues band with the traditions of old-school R&B, funk and soul. This young band offers a sound that is contemporary, yet keeps the essence of music past. Though the band is known for its soulful male and female vocalists, it is anchored by the collaborative genius of its blues driven guitarist, funky rhythm section and sultry horns.

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Java Blend
1:34 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Java Blend Broadcast: Dick Prall 11/9

Tune in for tales of murder and childhood memories to the tune of Dick Prall.
Aubrey Boonstra

This Saturday, Nov. 9, at 2 PM, we'll broadcast a recent performance by Dick Prall on IPR Studio One's "Java Blend."

Ben Kieffer will chat with the artist throughout the broadcast to find out more about his latest project with Wilco's Pat Sansone. 

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Java Blend
1:34 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Java Blend Broadcast: The Ericksons 11/2

Tune in for the hauntingly good sound of The Ericksons this Saturday!
Credit Photo courtesy of the artist.

  This Saturday, Nov. 2, at 2 PM, we'll broadcast a recent performance by The Ericksons on IPR Studio One's "Java Blend."

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Java Blend
11:02 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Java Blend Broadcast: Briar Rabbit 10/12

You won't want to miss American Songwriter featured artist Briar Rabbit this Saturday on IPR!
Credit Cynthia Hunt and James Green

This Saturday, Oct. 12, at 2 PM, we'll broadcast a recent performance by Briar Rabbit on "Java Blend."

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Java Blend
11:06 am
Sat August 3, 2013

Java Blend Broadcast: Dessa 9/28

Tune in to Java Blend for a special hour with independent word smith and hip-hop artist, Dessa
Credit Doomtree Records

 This Saturday at 2 PM, we'll broadcast a recent performance by Dessa on "Java Blend."

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Java Blend
11:47 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Java Blend Broadcast: The Parish Festival 9/21

Tune in for the foot-stomping, body wriggling sounds of The Parish Festival.

 This Saturday at 2 PM, we'll broadcast a recent performance by The Parish Festival on "Java Blend."

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Java Blend
12:47 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Java Blend Broadcast: Raldo Schneider 9/14

Tune in for a special hour of Java Blend featuring legendary Iowa artist Raldo Schneider!

This Saturday at 2 PM, we'll broadcast a recent performance by Raldo Schneider on "Java Blend."

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Live Music Events
12:00 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Java Blend LIVE Event: Kevin B.F. Burt 12/13

Join us for a free hour of electric blues with Kevin B.F. Burt!
Credit Kevin B.F. Burt

On Friday, Dec. 13,  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 Kevin B.F. Burt.

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Live Music Events
12:00 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Java Blend LIVE Event: EmJay 12/6

Stop by The Java House and catch a free live hour with up-and-coming artist EmJay!
Credit EmJay

On Friday, Dec. 6,  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 EmJay.

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