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 ON-AIR BROADCASTS:
Christopher the Conquered (Encore broadcast) - July 12
The Feralings (Encore broadcast) - July 19
Mike Mangione & The Union (Encore broadcast) - July 26
Matthew Santos (Encore broadcast) - August 2
Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys (Encore broadcast) - August 9
Danika Holmes (Encore broadcast) - August 16
Tony Bohnenkamp (Encore broadcast) - August 23
Caroline Smith (Encore broadcast) - August 30
The Giving Tree Band (Encore broadcast) - September 6

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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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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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