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Studio One
1:16 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Blue Avenue November 16

This week's drive down Blue Avenue originally aired 9/28/14 check that week's posting for a complete song list

Studio One
9:05 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Hear Peas and Carrot's Live Set on Studio One

Peas and Carrot live on IPR's Studio One
Credit IPR/Tony Dehner

Cedar Falls folk-punk trio, Peas and Carrot stopped by Studio One for a live performance Tuesday night. Consisting of Audrey Robinson on vocals and guitar, Walt Goodknight on bass, and Nathan Lantz on drums, the trio played several songs from their debut EP Big Girl Shoes—plus Audrey had some interesting things to say about the band’s name. If you missed Peas and Carrot the first time around or would like to hear them again, you can do so by clicking on the audio below. 

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Studio One
11:47 am
Wed November 12, 2014

Minneapolis Troubadour Has One Lucky Guitar

Listen to Minneapolis folk singer Jack Klatt's story about reuniting with his guitar.
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If you don't already know Jack Klatt, he's a rambling, roving troubadour-type folk singer who made an appearance on IPR Studio One's "Java Blend" earlier this year. Klatt was born and raised in Michigan's Mississippi River Valley,  but his true story telling talent comes from his travels. 

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Studio One
2:40 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

A Different Sort Of Live Music Experience in Cedar Falls

Danika Holmes and Jeb Hart performing at Cedar Valley House Concerts in October 2014.
Credit Darice Mangin

If you're a fan of live music, or a performing musician, you might not think of a stranger's living room as a good choice for a performance venue. But that's exactly what's been happening in one Cedar Falls home for about six years.

Since 2008, Cedar Valley House Concerts has provided traveling singer-songwriters with a place to perform, along with a warm bed, an opportunity to do laundry, and other comforts that artists often miss while on tour. Open to the public, guests are asked for a small donation that goes directly to the artist, plus a side dish or snack to share.

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Java Blend
9:32 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Hero Jr Exclusive Acoustic Set

Rock out for a full hour with Hero Jr in this episode of Java Blend.

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," with Ben Kieffer rock out with Hero Jr while they play a special acoustic set featuring songs from their latest album.

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Studio One
6:59 pm
Sun November 9, 2014

The Beatles Medley November 9

Tonight's Medley originally aired 9/28/14. Check that week's posting for a complete song list

Studio One
6:29 pm
Sun November 9, 2014

Blue Avenue November 9

One of the world's greatest on-line Blues Magazines, Blues Blast, gave out their yearly "best of" awards the last week of October. The first hour of tonight's show recaps the winners

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

BUDDY GUY-MEET ME IN CHICAGO

BOBBY RUSH-DECISIONS

SHAWN HOLT-PLEASE DON'T DOG ME

JAMES COTTON-COTTON MOUTHED MAN

MARK T. SMALL-EARLY IN THE MORNING

BUDDY GUY-WELL, I DONE GOT OVER IT

BOB CORRITORE-POTATO STOMP (EXCERPT)

TEDESCHI/TRUCKS BAND-LOVE HAS SOMETHING ELSE TO SAY

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Studio One
1:00 am
Sun November 9, 2014

Featured Release This Week From Wampire

Bazaar is the second album from the Portland, Oregon band Wampire.  Childhood friends, songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Rocky Tinder and Eric Phipps honed their sound playing house parties in Portland as a duo.  Their band name is said to originate from the way that Phipps' goth friends from Germany pronounced "vampire."  After their debut album was released in the spring of 2013, Wampire expanded to a five-piece band and toured extensively.  Now comes the new record, Bazaar, with nine tracks of state-of-the-art indie rock!

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Studio One
4:59 pm
Sat November 8, 2014

Backtracks November 8

Hours #1 and 3 were originally aired 4/5/14, hour #2 is all new and is comprised of "leftover" Listener Picks from the Oct. 25 live show

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

EDDIE COCHRAN AND HANK COCHRAN-GUILTY CONSCIENCE

THE COLLINS KIDS-PARTY

EVERLY BROS.-BIRD DOG

THE KALIN TWINS-JUMPIN' JACK

MICKEY & SYLVIA-WHAT WOULD I DO

CLIFF RICHARD & THE SHADOWS-PLEASE DON'T TEASE

MARTY WILDE-TOMORROWS CLOWN

TOMMY STEELE-WATER, WATER

THE DAVE CLARK 5-I KNEW IT ALL THE TIME

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Java Blend
9:46 am
Mon November 3, 2014

New Local Band Jack Lion Inspires Atmospheric Chill

Listen and download the podcast for a fresh brewed hour with Iowa City locals, Jack Lion.

You may recognize some of Iowa City-based Jack Lion's members from another local band, Slip Silo. But, it's not just their name that has changed. 

Jack Lion’s members unearth the early ’00s interest in connections between jazz and electronic music and refashion it for this current era. Striking a balance between jazz composition, down-tempo break-beats, and hazy atmospherics they have made their mark as one of Iowa City’s headiest and most adventurous bands. 

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Studio One
1:00 am
Sun November 2, 2014

Featured Release This Week From Ex Hex

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Rips is the debut album from the Washington, D.C. trio Ex Hex.  They have been described as a "power trio" with members that all happen to be women.  Mary Timony, known for her work in the bands Wild Flag and Helium, is the guitarist and lead vocalist in Ex Hex.  Laura Harris plays drums, and Betsy Wright is on bass.  Rips, released on the well-regarded indie label Merge Records, is catchy and melodic with big guitars and power pop vocals.

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Studio One
4:59 pm
Sat November 1, 2014

Backtracks November 1

An all new for 2014 Halloween special. And, since it's actually All Saints Day, some saintly songs too!

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

VAN MORRISON-ST. DOMINIC'S PREVIEW

BOB DYLAN-TOMBSTONE BLUES

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL-TOMBSTONE SHADOW

BILL HALEY-THE SAINTS ROCK AND ROLL

BELA LA GOLDSTEIN-WHY DO I LOVE

MANN DRAKE-VAMPIRE'S BALL

THE FRANTICS-WEREWOLF (EXCERPT)

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN-IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY

DR. JOHN-I BEEN HOODOOD

DALTON & DUBARI-HOODOO LOVE

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Studio One
1:15 pm
Sat November 1, 2014

The Beatles Medley November 2

This week's Medley originally aired 8/3/14. Check that week's posting for a complete song list.

Studio One
1:13 pm
Sat November 1, 2014

Blue Avenue November 2

This week's trip down Blue Avenue originally aired 9/21/14, check that week's posting for a complete song list

Studio One
5:27 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Halloween Treats From Studio One

When it comes to compiling a Halloween playlist, there are the staples like Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” and “The Monster Mash” sung by the theatrical Bobby Boris Pickett. Oddly enough the 60s and 80s created a lot of the music that has ended up being played at nearly every Halloween event, but then every decade has produced some uncanny tracks. And for inspiration we’ve brewed up a short list of some of our favorites to spice up your Halloween festivities.

Scarlett Cerna, host of Studio One:

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Studio One
1:30 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Hear The High Crest's Studio One Live Set

The High Crest performing in IPR's Studio One.
Credit IPR/Tony Dehner

The High Crest is the Des Moines-based duo of Aaron Earl Short and Kat Darling.  They brought their self-described "Folk & Roll" music to IPR's Cedar Falls studios for a heartfelt live set on Oct. 27.  Playing songs from their brand new 24-track double album Gone, as well as their self-titled debut album and more, The High Crest engaged the studio audience with their music of trials and hope.  Have a listen!

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Java Blend
9:22 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Mighty Shady

Tune in for a full hour with Des Moines-based indie groove artists, Mighty Shady.

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Mighty Shady.

Download the podcast to find out more about the Des Moines indie groove band. 

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Studio One
6:59 pm
Sun October 26, 2014

The Beatles Medley October 26

Halloween soundscape!

THE BEATLES-LUCY IN THE SKY/I AM THE WALRUS/WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU

RINGO STARR-SPOOKY WEIRDNESS

THE BEATLES-SHE SAID SHE SAID/EVERYBODY'S GOT SOMETHING TO HIDE/FREE AS A BIRD

WINGS-SPIRITS OF ANCIENT EGYPT

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Studio One
6:29 pm
Sun October 26, 2014

Blue Avenue October 26

Halloween Party!!

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

SUGAR RAY & THE BLUETONES-NOTHING BUT THE DEVIL

OTIS CLAY & JOHNNY RAWLS-VOODOO QUEEN

EDDIE MARTIN & HIS BIG BLUES BAND-ZOMBIE ATTACK

HOWLIN' WOLF-EVIL

ERIC HUGHES BAND-MY BABY GOT A BLACK CAT

JEFF DALE-THE DEVIL I KNOW

BOB CORRITORE-MANY A DEVIL'S NIGHT (EXCERPT)

ROBERT JOHNSON-ME & THE DEVIL BLUES

JOHNNY WINTER-DEATH LETTER

E. G. KIGHT-GRAVEYARD DEAD BLUES

MARKEY BLUE-VOODOO DO

HURRICANE RUTH-COLD DAY IN HELL

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Studio One
1:00 am
Sun October 26, 2014

Featured Release This Week From Caribou

Canadian musician and composer Dan Snaith began recording his music as Manitoba around the turn of the century, but for legal reasons later changed his stage name to Caribou.  Inspired by psychedelia and electronica, Caribou has become known for creative compositions and arrangements, as well as experimental production.  In recent years, Caribou's music has retained those qualities, but also become more danceable.  That trend continues on the sixth studio album, Our Love.

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Studio One
7:01 pm
Sat October 25, 2014

Backtracks October 25

A LIVE Listener Picks show. All the music suggested by Backtracks listeners:

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

VAN MORRISON-HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY

DEREK-CINNAMON

PAUL SIMON-WAS A SUNNY DAY

WINGS-VENUS & MARS/ROCK SHOW

THE ROLLING STONES-DEAD FLOWERS

THE BYRDS-MY BACK PAGES

JOHNNY BURNETTE-TRAIN KEPT A ROLLIN'

DWIGHT TWILLEY-I'M ON FIRE

BIG STAR-FEEL

ELTON JOHN-CAPTAIN FANTASTIC & THE BROWN DIRT COWBOY

THE GRATEFUL DEAD-RIPPLE

ROY ORBISON-DREAM BABY

HUMBLE PIE-BLACK COFFEE

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Studio One
2:19 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Hear King Of The Tramps' Studio One Live Set

King Of The Tramps performing in IPR's Studio One.
Credit IPR/Tony Dehner

The Iowa band King of The Tramps played a live set for Studio One on Oct. 21.  Their performance included songs from their third album, Joyful Noise.  That title and the band's own description of their music as "whiskey gospel" turned out to be apt descriptions of celebratory audience engagement and a raucous good time!  Listen to what I mean right here!

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Java Blend
9:03 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Dave Zollo

Tune in to the podcast for a full hour with Dave Zollo & The Body Electric.

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Dave Zollo & The Body Electric.

Download the podcast to find out more about the Iowa City icon and gospel rocker.

If you're a follower of the Midwestern indie music world (or of American roots music generally) you might be forgiven for thinking David Zollo has been around forever. The truth is, it just seems that way.

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Studio One
6:59 pm
Sun October 19, 2014

The Beatles Medley October 19

A new meaning for "I"-Tunes

THE BEATLES-I CALL YOUR NAME/I NEED YOU/I'LL FOLLOW THE SUN

RINGO STARR-I'LL STILL LOVE YOU

THE BEATLES-I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER/I'VE GOT A FEELING/I'M ONLY SLEEPING

GEORGE HARRISON-I DON'T WANT TO DO IT

THE BEATLES-I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND/I'M DOWN

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Studio One
6:29 pm
Sun October 19, 2014

Blue Avenue October 19

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

MISSISSIPPI HEAT-SWEET POISON

LIZ MANDEVILLE-SO CALLED BEST FRIEND

CHRIS O'LEARY-GIVE IT

DAVE ALVIN & PHIL ALVIN-SOUTHERN FLOOD BLUES

KEB MO-I'M GONNA BE YOUR MAN

BOB CORRITORE-TABOO (EXCERPT)

GARY CLARKE JR.-NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR BLUES

WALTER TROUT-TAKE A LITTLE TIME

KIM SIMMONDS & SAVOY BROWN-COBRA

KENT BURNSIDE-R. L. BURNSIDE

THE SOUL SEARCHERS-YOU'VE GOT TO LOVE HER WITH A FEELING

THE SOUL SEARCHERS-HIT IT (EXCERPT)

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Studio One
1:00 am
Sun October 19, 2014

Featured Release This Week From King Tuff

The Studio One Featured Release this week is Black Moon Spell, the new album from King Tuff.  Band members are Kyle Thomas (also known as King Tuff) on guitar and vocals, with Magic Jake on bass, and Garett Goddard on drums.  King Tuff is from Vermont, and they record for the venerable indie label Sub Pop Records.  Black Moon Spell is their third full length album.  In describing their sound, King Tuff says "We make rock roll."  'Nuff said!  

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Studio One
4:59 pm
Sat October 18, 2014

Backtracks October 18

This week's show is a Best Of spotlight segment show featuring spotlights that originally aired 10/10/09, 10/25/08, and 4/18/09

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

THE FASCINATORS-CUDDLE UP WITH CAROLYN

CATHY RYAN-24 HOURS A DAY

THE 5 KEYS-I TOOK YOUR LOVE FOR A TOY

THE HURRICANES-I'LL ALWAYS BE IN LOVE WITH YOU

THE SWALLOWS-IN THE PALM OF MY HAND

THE CHARMS-THE FIRST SIGN OF LOVE

THE MASCOTS-I WANT LOVE

THE ADMIRALS-OH YES

THE DELMORE BROS-PAN AMERICAN BOOGIE

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Studio One
2:45 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Hear Project Trio Live In IPR's Studio One

Project Trio perform in IPR's Studio One.
Credit IPR/Tony Dehner

Project Trio were in Iowa recently for a performance schedule that included being a part of WCF Symphony's season opening concert on Oct. 11.  The Brooklyn, NY three-piece also stopped by IPR's Studio One for music and conversation.  Project Trio (Greg Pattillo on flute, Peter Seymour on bass, Eric Stephenson on cello) delightfully blur the edges of musical genres, as you can hear right here! 

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Studio One
2:41 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Hear Mighty Shady's Studio One Live Set

Mighty Shady performs in IPR's Studio One.
Credit IPR/Tony Dehner

The Des Moines-based band Mighty Shady played a tight, energetic live set for Studio One on Monday, Oct. 13. The five-piece Mighty Shady combine rock, reggae, funk and more to create their own signature sound, as heard on their new album Double Think.  Have a listen to Mighty Shady, live on Studio One!

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Java Blend
1:46 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Jack Klatt

Download the podcast for a full hour with troubadour traditionalist, Jack Klatt.

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Jack Klatt.

Download the podcast to find out more about the Minnesota artist and his rambling, rolling music straight from the banks of the Mississippi.

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