Studio One

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. 

Anti-records

    Singer and Songwriter Jolie Holland has been making music since the 1990s. Her new album 'Wine Dark Sea' is this week's CD of the Week on IPR's Studio One. IPR's Clay Masters spoke with Holland soon after she finished recording the album. 

Blue Avenue June 22

Jun 22, 2014

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

SHAWN HOLT-DADDY TOLD ME

BOBBY RUSH-TIGHT MONEY

TEDESCHI/TRUCKS BAND-MISUNDERSTOOD

DOUG MAC 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

IF IT AIN'T BROKE-JOHN NEMEWTH

TRAMPLED UNDER FOOT-BAD BAD FEELING

CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE-JUST A FEELING

RONNIE EARL-S.O.S. (EXCERPT)

GARY CLARKE JR.-BRIGHT LIGHTS

VICTOR WAINWRIGHT-HONKEY TONK HEAVEN

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Singer-songwriter Jolie Holland was born in Houston, Texas, and has also lived in San Francisco and Vancouver, where she was one of the founding members of The Be Good Tanyas.  In her solo work, she has drawn inspiration from different genres of roots music to create her own unique sound.  Holland's fifth studio album, Wine Dark Sea, blends elements of folk, blues, R&B, and vocal jazz to great effect.   

Gretchen Dehner

Our IPR 80/35 Showcase series continued on June 19, with two more live sets in our Cedar Falls studios.  Des Moines' Gloom Balloon (Patrick "Tape" Fleming and Chris Ford) played songs from their debut album You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Disaster/ Fix The Sunshine Pts 1-7 (An Ode To Bill Doss) and more, including some new material that they will be performing on the Main Stage at 80/35 on July 4.

Mark's 80/35 Picks

Jun 20, 2014
80/35 Facebook page

When I talk to record companies and music promoters, and the subject turns to the 80/35 Music Festival, it quickly becomes apparent that the annual Des Moines festival has come to be regarded as an example of “getting it right.”  Around the country, weekend music festivals do not always succeed, and as we excitedly anticipate the seventh year of 80/35, props to the Des Moines Music Coalition and project manager Amedeo Rossi and his staff! 

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.

IPR/Tony Dehner

Our series of IPR 80/35 Showcase live sets began on June 16 with two Des Moines bands performing live on Studio One.  The River Monks were first out of the gate, playing songs from their new album Home Is The House, with a sound they have described as "wistful harmonious megafolk."  Holy White Hounds came on later in the evening, demonstrating that sonically, and also in terms of attitude, they are a rock 'n' roll band.  You can hear both great performances here!

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.

Blue Avenue June 15

Jun 15, 2014

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

THE NICK MOSS BAND-NO REASON

MIKEY JUNIOR-KATIE LYNN

JAREKUS SINGLETON-BLAME GAME

ROBERT CRAY BAND-YOU'RE EVERYTHING

LISA MANN-THE BLUES IS ALRIGHT

4 JACKS-DEAL WITH IT (EXCERPT)

DEB RYDER-COME ON HOME TO ME

RACHELLE COBA-VIEW FROM HERE

ZOE SCHWARZ-PEBBLE IN MY POND

KIM SIMMONDS & SAVOY BROWN-LAURA LEE

RUSH CLEVELAND WITH THE BLUE BAND-I'LL FORGET ABOUT YOU BABY

CATFISH KEITH-WHY DON'T YOU DO IT RIGHT

MUDDY WATERS BAND-FUNKY BUTT (EXCERPT)

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The music of tUnE-yArDs is filled to the brim with interesting audio ideas and sounds, as befits a band that spells its name in such a quirky, stylistic fashion.  tUnE-yArDs is the project of New England native Merrill Garbus in collaboration with bassist and frequent co-writer Nate Brenner.  Garbus went to Haiti to study drumming, bringing some intricate polyrhythms to the band's third full-length album, Nikki Nack.  The new record is as creative and vibrant as past tUnE-yArDs releases have been, yet more accessible this time out.

Backtracks June 14

Jun 14, 2014

This afternoon's stroll thru my 45 rpm REKKID collection originally aired on January 18, 2014. Check that week's posting for a complete playlist. bd

The Beatles Medley June 8

Jun 8, 2014

Ringo, John, Paul, George! Support The Beatles Medley with a tax deductible pledge at 800-971-8815 or online here at the IPR website.

THE BEATLES-BOYS/IF I FELL/ANOTHER GIRL

GEORGE HARRISON-TAXMAN

THE BEATLES-YELLOW SUBMARINE (REAL LOVE CD SINGLE MIX)

JOHN LENNON-INSTANT KARMA

THE BEATLES-HERE, THERE, AND EVERYWHERE (REAL LOVE CD SINGLE MIX)

THE BEATLES-OLD BROWN SHOW

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue June 8

Jun 8, 2014

Thank you for your pledge of support to keep the blues bus rollin' down Blue Avenue. If you haven't made that investment in the program yet, we can take your call at 800-971-8815 or pledge right here on the IPR website.

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

EDEN BRENT-EVERYBODY ALREADY KNOWS

CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE-AS THE CROW FLIES

JIM SUHLER-LEAVE MY BLUES BEHIND

LISA MANN-THE BLUES IS MY MEDICINE

SHAUN MURPHY-CRY TO ME

BARRELHOUSE CHUCK-K & C BOOGIE (EXCERPT)

FRANK BEY & THE ANTHONY PAULE BAND-I'M LEAVIN' YOU

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Upside Down Mountain is the latest album from Omaha native Conor Oberst.  In addition to records released under his own name, he has been a member of several other bands, most notably Bright Eyes.  Oberst has a very distinctive voice; both the sound of it and his literary voice.  Commenting on the new album, he said: "For me, language is a huge part of why I make music.

Backtracks June 7

Jun 7, 2014

Support Backtracks and IPR with a tax deductible pledge! 800-971-8815 or fill out your own pledge card on this website!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

WYNONA CARR-BOPPITY BOP

JEAN SHEPARD-HE'S MY BABY

THE GORMAN SISTERS-SOCK HOP

LAURA LEE PERKINS-GONNA ROCK MY BABY TONIGHT

BRENDA LEE-BIGELOW 6-200

TOMMY STEELE & THE STEELEMEN-COME ON LET'S GO

VINCE TAYLOR & THE PLAYBOYS-RIGHT BEHIND YOU BABY

WEE WILLIE HARRIS-RIOT IN CELL BLOCK #9

THE TEEN BEATS-CALIFF BOOGIE (EXCERPT)

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.

Yael Ilan

Lily Henley’s “Words Like Yours” is the latest CD to arrive in my mailbox, seemingly out of nowhere, and knock my socks off.  It actually arrived from New York, by way of a promoter in Seattle, but its roots span continents. 

Studio One will be bringing you exclusive IPR recordings of live sets from the 2013 80/35 Festival during the week of June 9.  As we gear up for this year's festival, we'll revisit some great sets from bands that performed last year!  You can hear the live sets during the 7:00 hour of Studio One.  Here's the schedule:

Monday, June 9    Water Liars   (from Oxford, MS)

Tuesday, June 10   Escondido    (from Nashville, TN)

Wednesday, June 11   Strange Names  (from Minneapolis, MN)

Thursday, June 12     Prissy Clerks   (from Minneapolis, MN) 

IPR/Tony Dehner

The Iowa band The Host Country have expanded from the original duo of Ty Wistrand (guitar, vocals) and Diana Garles (keyboards, vocals), to a four-piece group with  bassist Tom Rue and drummer Ethan Weishaar.  On June 2, they brought their full band, folk rock sound and wonderful harmony vocals to IPR's Cedar Falls studios for a live broadcast on Studio One.  The Host Country played songs from their brand new full-length release, Walk Away.  Enjoy this podcast of their set!

The Beatles Medley June 1

Jun 1, 2014

RINGO STARR-BEAUCOUPS OF BLUES

PAUL MC CARTNEY-ALLIGATOR

THE BEATLES-HELTER SKELTER/DON'T PASS ME BY

GEORGE HARRISON-MY SWEET LORD (2000)

THE BEATLES-I AM THE WALRUS/PENNY LANE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue June 1

Jun 1, 2014

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

JAREKUS SINGLETON-REFUSE TO LOSE

JOHN MAYALL-THAT'S ALL RIGHT

ROBERT CRAY-WHAT WOULD YOU SAY

THE HOLMES BROS-DARKEST HOUR

TOOTS LORRAINE-MAKE IT EASY

DEB RYDER-BLUE COLLAR BLUES

TINSLEY ELLIS-SASSY STRUT (EXCERPT)

LARA & THE BLUZ DAWGZ-THIS PLACE IS ROCKIN'

THE BRIDGET KELLY BAND-COLD STONE TREATMENT

PLANET FULL OF BLUES-SO SPECIAL

JOEL DA SILVA & THE MIDNIGHT HOWL-NICE & SLOW

JUNIOR WELLS-ROCK ME BABY

DETROIT JR.-KEY TO THE HIGHWAY

Jake Michaels

Katy Goodman was the bassist in the Brooklyn-based punk trio Vivian Girls. That band called it quits earlier this year, making it possible for Goodman to devote all her attention to La Sera, the side project she had started in 2009.  A variety of different players have joined her for each La Sera album.  Hour of the Dawn is the third full-length release, showcasing Goodman's songwriting and very appealing indie garage-pop sound.

Backtracks May 31

May 31, 2014

Leftovers from lots of recent programs including Leftover Listener Picks from two weeks ago.

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE ADDRISI BROS-CHERRY STONE

THE CREEL SISTERS-STOP THE CLOCK ROCK

JO STAFFORD & FRANKIE LAINE-HEY GOOD LOOKIN'

THE EVERLY BROS-CAROL JANE

BUDDY HOLLY & BOB MONTGOMERY-DOWN THE LINE

NIGHT RAIDERS-COTTON PICKIN'

HANK MOORE ORCH-SOUR MASH

JR. WALKER & THE ALL STARS-TUNE UP

EDGAR WINTER-FRANKENSTEIN

BILLY PRESTON-OUTA-SPACE (EXCERPT)

ROZE-SHINE A LIGHT

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

woodsist.com/woods

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

spanishgoldmusic.com/music

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.

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