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
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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Live Music Events
12:00 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Java Blend Live Event: Hipknosis 11/22

Credit Hipknosis.com

On Friday, Nov. 22,  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 Hipknosis.

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Live Music Events
12:00 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Java Blend LIVE Event: JD Eicher 11/15

Join us for a special free performance by JD Eicher and the Goodnights at The Java House!
Credit JD Eicher and the Goodnights

  On Friday, Nov. 15,  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 JD Eicher.

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Live Music Events
12:00 am
Sat July 27, 2013

Java Blend LIVE Event: The Future Laureates 11/8

Join us Friday for the bright and poppy sounds of The Future Laureates!
Credit The Future Laureates

  On Friday, Nov. 8,  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 The Future Laureates.

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Live Music Events
1:34 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Java Blend LIVE Event: Ryne Doughty 11/1

Follow the sounds of Ryne Doughty to The Java House for a special free one hour performance.
Ryne Doughty

  On Friday, Nov. 1,  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 Ryne Doughty.

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Live Music Events
12:00 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Java Blend LIVE Event: Andra Suchy 10/25

Join us for a special hour with original coutry artist Andra Suchy
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Notice: Cancelled due to illness. Andra Suchy will be rescheduled soon.

On Friday, October 25,  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 Andra Suchy.

Ben Kieffer will chat with Andra to find out more about her career and music. This program is free and open to the public!

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Live Music Events
7:00 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Java Blend LIVE Event: Dick Prall 10/18

Join us for a solo performance from Dick Prall at Iowa City's downtown Java House.
Credit Dan Welk

  On Friday, October 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 Dick Prall.

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Live Music Events
8:33 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Java Blend LIVE Event: The Ericksons 10/11

Join us for the dark folky sounds of The Ericksons this weekend at The Java House
Credit The Ericksons

On Friday, Oct. 11,  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 The Ericksons.

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Live Music Events
12:00 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Java Blend LIVE Event: Susan Werner 10/4

Join us at The Java House for another fresh brewed edition of Java Blend featuring critically acclaimed artist Susan Werner.
Credit Susan Werner

On Friday, October 4,  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 Susan Werner.

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Live Music Events
3:06 pm
Sun July 21, 2013

Java Blend LIVE Special Event: Love Over Gold 10/1

Follow the soothing sounds of Love Over Gold to Des Moines for a special concert with the international band!
Credit Love Over Gold

On Tuesday, October 1 ,  at 7:30 PM at Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines, IPR Studio One's Ben Kieffer will host a special edition of "Java Blend" with Pieta Brown and Lucie Thorne from Love Over Gold.

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Live Music Events
12:00 am
Sat July 20, 2013

Java Blend LIVE Event: Chad Elliott 9/27

For inspired, poetic music come hear treasured Iowa songwriter Chad Elliot at the Java House.
Credit D'Vine Entertainment

On Friday, September 27,  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 Chad Elliott.

 

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Live Music Events
2:18 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Java Blend LIVE Event: Briar Rabbit 9/20

Join us for original thought-pop by Briar Rabbit at The Java House.
Credit The American Songwriter

  On Friday, Sept. 20,  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 Briar Rabbit.

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Live Music Events
12:21 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Java Blend LIVE Event: Fire Sale 9/13

You can't help but groove your way into The Java House when you hear the reggae sounds of Fire Sale.
Credit Tony C

  On Friday, September 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 FireSale.

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Live Music Events
1:23 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Java Blend LIVE Event: Dessa 9/6

Credit Bill Phelps

On Friday, September 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 Dessa.

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Live Music Events
12:28 pm
Sun June 16, 2013

Java Blend LIVE Event: The Parish Festival 8/30

Join us for a special event featuring gypsy jazz artists The Parish Festival.
Credit The Parish Festival

On Friday, August 30,  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 The Parish Festival.

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Live Music Events
2:06 am
Sat June 15, 2013

Java Blend LIVE Event: Raldo Schneider & Friends 8/23

Join us for the first show of the season with artist Raldo Schneider & Friends

On Friday, August 23,  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 Raldo Schneider.

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Java Blend
6:03 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Java Blend Broadcast: The Beggarmen 6/15/13

Tune in tomorrow afternoon for the soul-warming classical sounds of The Beggarmen.
Credit www.beggarmen.com

Tomorrow, May 17th at 2 PM IPR Studio One's Ben Kieffer will host a special hour of "Java Blend" with The Beggarmen.

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