‘JAM’ Features In-Depth Looks at Three Nebraska Music Makers

News Release Date: 
December 18, 2019

For Immediate Release

‘JAM’ Features In-Depth Looks at Three Nebraska Music Makers

LINCOLN, Neb. (Dec. 18, 2019) – Explore the artistic journeys and sound of some of the state’s top homegrown music makers playing in local venues when three episodes of “JAM” air starting at 9:30 p.m. CT, Wednesday, Jan. 1 on NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations.

Emily Bass

With intimate interviews and stellar performances in music venues, these episodes put the spotlight on the makers of some of the best original new music being played right now in local clubs. 

“Emily Bass and the Near Miracle” will start off the night at 9:30 p.m. CT. The mostly Lincoln-based band, except for Omaha bassist Mitchell Benson, is led by its dynamic namesake, singer Bass. The group performs their original rock-soul-gospel-R&B music written by Bass and inspired by artists ranging from Carole King to Aretha Franklin. 

In this episode, the group performs a s a quartet though it expands to as many as eight members with backup singers and a saxophone player.

The Fey

“The Fey” will air at 10 p.m. CT. This Lincoln-based new age American rock-soul-R&B band with a touch of hip-hop crosses genres seamlessly, riffing on social and cultural issues while advocating a message of peace. The band has a recording deal with Kansas City-based indie label The Record Machine, three EPs and more than three years spent touring the U.S., including 10 appearances at SXSW in Austin, Texas.

Andrea von Kampen

“Andrea von Kampen” will conclude the night at 10:30 p.m. von Kampen is an independent folk singer-songwriter originally from Seward and now based in Lincoln. This year, the artist released her first full-length album, “Old Country.” Her soulful folk music has amassed millions of streams on the online music streaming service Spotify, earning her a strong following across the country. Most recently she recorded a version of Alphaville’s “Forever Young” for a Hafod Hardware Christmas television commercial in the United Kingdom, which quickly amassed 2.5 million views and counting. 

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