The Java House

The Homefires' Java Blend performance, scheduled for taping at The Java House in downtown Iowa City at 2 P.M. on Friday, February 24th, has been canceled due to bad weather. 

The next Java Blend live taping will be on March 10th with Iowa City's newest rising star, Elizabeth Moen, who will be fresh off a European tour. 

Stay tuned for make up dates for this event.

Effectively a "who's who" of the Iowa City bluegrass scene, this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend" features the classic, tight harmonies, deft picking, and quirky humor of Banjoy. 

Join host Ben Kieffer as he talks with the group- which consists of banjo legend Bob Black,  guitarists Kristie Black and Mark Wilson, and bassist Paul Wilson- about the many years of bluegrass they have under their belts. 

Come see what all the fuss is about this Friday, February 10, as Des Moines indie-rock group The Fuss performs on IPR Studio One's Java Blend.

At 2 p.m. at The Java House in downtown Iowa City, join Java Blend host Ben Kieffer as he chats with the group about their quick rise through the Des Moines DIY scene. 

In the first Java Blend performance of the season, bluegrass legend Bob Black will be joined by Kristie Black and Banjoy on Friday, January 27 at  2 p.m. in The Java House in downtown Iowa City. 

Stop by (for free!) and join host Ben Kieffer to hear the group seamlessly juggle their technical prowess, impressive vocal harmonies, and clever songwriting. 

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host Ben Kieffer welcomes the signature pop melodies and tight harmonies of The Well Pennies to Iowa. 

The folk duo, who recently relocated from Los Angeles to Des Moines, earned national acclaim for their rendition of the classic Beatles tune "All My Loving," featured on a 2013 release called "Beatles Reimagined." 

Download the free podcast below to hear The Well Pennies play their Beatles takes and well-crafted original music that spans the length of their careers.