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Java Blend

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 shows offer 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.


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  • Java Blend: The Right Now (#104)

    Full Program: The Right Now plays soul music, and soul music is all about feeling; not style, not fashion, but emotion. 28:13

  • Java Blend: Randy Weeks (#106)

    Full Program: On the fringes of country music are some truly enjoyable artists. One of these artists is Randy Weeks. He has been writing and recording interesting music for many years. 27:26

  • Java Blend: Gregory Douglass (#108)

    Full Program: Singer and songwriter Gregory Douglass’s evocative, alternative sound has been compared to Tori Amos, Jeff Buckley and Rufus Wainwright. 27:47

  • Java Blend: Andy White (#107)

    Full Program: Irish singer-songwriter Andy White carries a 12-string guitar under his arm and wears his particular brand of Irish magic and charm on his sleeve. 27:46

  • Java Blend: Raldo Schneider and Friends (#105)

    Full Program: Veteran Cedar Falls musician Raldo Schneider brings his signature country-folk with a jolt and a twang to the stage of The Java House. 27:46

  • Java Blend: Miles Nielsen (#103)

    Full Program: Somewhere between a bar and the recording studio, singer and songwriter Miles Nielsen stirs up his own pop rock brand of Beatles-eque Cosmic Americana. 27:30

  • Java Blend: The Awful Purdies (#102)

    Full Program: Formed in the summer of 2006, The Awful Purdies is a 4 piece all female band featuring Katie Roche on accordion, whistles and percussion, Nicole Upchurch on banjo, Katie Burnes on cello and... 27:17

  • Java Blend: Pieta Brown (#101)

    Full Program: Pieta Brown has been hailed by critics and industry prognosticators as one of the up-and-coming stars of American Music. She appears at Java Blend backed up by guitarist, Bo Ramsey. Her 2009 EP... 27:31

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