Studio One

Studio One
12:59 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Blue Avenue July 13

This week's trip down The Avenue is a reprise of the show that originally aired June 15, check that week's post for a complete song list

Studio One
12:57 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Backtracks July 12

It's another "Best Of" show this week with a reprise of the Duos & Duets special that originally aired Apr. 12, 2014. Check that week's post for a complete song list

Studio One
1:42 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Hear Mark's Studio One Best Coast Interview

Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno of Best Coast stopped by the IPR Meet and Greet tent at 80/35 for an interview with IPR's Mark Simmet.
Credit IPR/Scarlett Cerna

I had the pleasure of interviewing Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno of Best Coast when they stopped by the Iowa Public Radio Meet 'N Greet tent, prior to their main stage performance at the 80/35 Festival in downtown Des Moines.  Enjoy this July 4 audio interview!

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Studio One
6:59 pm
Sun July 6, 2014

The Beatles Medley July 6

Ringo's birthday is tomorrow (July 7) So let's give the drummer some!

THE BEATLES-BOYS

RINGO STARR-IN LIVERPOOL

THE BEATLES-ACT NATURALLY

RINGO STARR-THE OTHER SIDE OF LIVERPOOL

THE BEATLES-OCTOPUS' GARDEN

RINGO STARR-EARLY 1970/I'M THE GREATEST/BACK OFF BOOGALOO

THE BEATLES-GOOD NIGHT

Studio One
1:00 am
Sun July 6, 2014

CD of the Week from Spanish Gold

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South Of Nowhere is the debut album from the trio Spanish Gold, formed last year by former Hacienda guitarist and vocalist Dante Schwebel.  Schwebel had originally wanted to work as a solo artist, but soon decided to make Spanish Gold a band project.  Former Grupo Fantasma guitarist Adrian Quesada and My Morning Jacket drummer Patrick Hallahan completed the trio.  Their soul, rock and hip-hop influenced record was primarily recorded at Dan Auerbach's studio in Nashville, with additional recording in Austin, Texas.

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Studio One
1:23 pm
Fri July 4, 2014

Blue Avenue July 6

This evening's show is a reprise of the program that originally aired June 1, 2014. Check that day's listing for a complete song list

Studio One
1:21 pm
Fri July 4, 2014

Backtracks July 5

This afternoon's show is a reprise of the 3-FERS show that originally aired February 8, 2014. Check that day's post for a complete song list

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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Studio One
2:45 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Your Midwest Summer Music Festival Guide

Credit Des Moines Register

The music festival season is well under way, and as the fourth of July weekend approaches there are several to choose from around the Midwest depending on what kind of music you enjoy, and how far you would like to travel. But even if you already have plans for this weekend there are several upcoming festivals that are taking place on various dates throughout the summer

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Studio One
6:59 pm
Sun June 29, 2014

The Beatles Medley June 29

Tonight's medley was picked out by listener Tom Oates from Solon IA with the theme Beatle B-sides

THE BEATLES-REVOLUTION/DON'T LET ME DOWN/BABY YOU'RE A RICH MAN

PAUL & LINDA MC CARTNEY-TOO MANY PEOPLE

THE BEATLES-OLD BROWN SHOE/YOU KNOW MY NAME/A DAY IN THE LIFE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Studio One
6:29 pm
Sun June 29, 2014

Blue Avenue June 29

This show previews The Mississippi Valley Blues Festival in Davenport July 3-5

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

DOUG DEMING & THE JEWELTONES-LUCKY CHARM

PRESTON SHANNON-ARE YOU IN THE MOOD

ALBERT CASTIGLIA-TRIFLIN'

TERRANCE SIMIEN-DANCE EVERYDAY

SUNDAY WILDE-DESTITUTION BLUES

CURTIS SALGADO-NOBODY BUT YOU

TINSLEY ELLIS-DETOUR (EXCERPT)

ERNIE PENISTON-DO YOU WANNA BOOGIE

TAD ROBINSON-I'M IN GOOD

EDDIE SHAW-OH BABY

JAREKUS SINGLETON-PURPOSELY

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Studio One
1:00 am
Sun June 29, 2014

CD of the Week from The River Monks

Credit Graham Gardner

The Des Moines-based band The River Monks formed in 2010 with founding members Ryan Stier, Nicholas Frampton and Joel Gettys.  Current members also include Drew Rauch, Mallory Heggen and Tommy Boynton.  Their second album, Home Is The House could aptly be summed up by a phrase they have used to describe their sound:  "wistful harmonious megafolk."  The River Monks combine beautiful vocal harmonies, intriguing songwriting and creative use of traditional folk instrumentation on the new album.  

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Studio One
2:49 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Hear IPR 80/35 Showcase Live Sets

Max Jury performs in IPR's Studio One as part of the 80/35 Showcase.
Credit IPR/Tony Dehner

Our IPR 80/35 Showcase series of live in-studio performances concluded on June 26, with two more fine sets.  Des Moines-based singer-songwriter Max Jury played keyboard and sang songs from his Something In The Air EP, as well as a haunting Neil Young cover.  Also from Des Moines, Dustin Smith and his new band The Maytags played a soulful set of new songs.  The Maytags EP, Nova, was recorded in Nashville and will be out this fall.  Enjoy these 80/35 Showcase performances here!

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Studio One
11:25 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Backtracks June 21

      • Rock Around The Clock (excerpt)
      • Bill Haley & The Comets
      • Best of
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      • Lawdy Miss Clawdy
      • Lloyd Price
      • This Is How It All Began
      • Dream Girl
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Studio One
1:58 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Hear IPR 80/35 Showcase Live Sets

Brother Trucker perform in IPR's Studio One as part of the IPR 80/35 Showcase.
Credit IPR/Tony Dehner

The IPR 80/35 Showcase series on Studio One continued on June 25 with two more bands performing live in our Cedar Falls studios.  The Des Moines/Davenport-based band Brother Trucker made a return visit, previewing their upcoming July 4 main stage appearance at 80/35.  Brother Trucker's solid Americana set included songs from their forthcoming fifth album.  Later, Des Moines' Cirrus Minor made their live Studio One debut, with their exciting progressive/alternative sound, including songs from the band's  latest album, The Division of Space.

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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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Studio One
6:32 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Jolie Holland's 'Wine Dark Sea' Influenced by Many Art Forms

Credit 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. 

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Studio One
6:30 pm
Sun June 22, 2014

Blue Avenue June 22

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

Studio One
1:00 am
Sun June 22, 2014

CD of the Week from Jolie Holland

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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.   

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Studio One
1:59 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Hear IPR 80/35 Showcase Live Sets

Gloom Balloon perform in Studio One as part of the IPR 80/35 Showcase.
Credit 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.

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Studio One
1:43 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Mark's 80/35 Picks

Credit 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! 

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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.
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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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Studio One
12:55 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Hear IPR 80/35 Showcase Live Sets

The River Monks perform in IPR's Studio One as part of the IPR 80/35 Showcase.
Credit 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!

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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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Studio One
6:30 pm
Sun June 15, 2014

Blue Avenue June 15

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)

Studio One
1:00 am
Sun June 15, 2014

CD of the Week from tUnE-yArDs

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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.

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Studio One
12:02 pm
Sat June 14, 2014

Backtracks June 14

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

Studio One
6:59 pm
Sun June 8, 2014

The Beatles Medley June 8

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)

Studio One
6:29 pm
Sun June 8, 2014

Blue Avenue June 8

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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Studio One
1:00 am
Sun June 8, 2014

CD of the Week from Conor Oberst

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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.

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