NET’s ‘JAM’ Features Nebraska Bands, Artists

News Release Date: 
July 2, 2019

For Immediate Release

NET’s ‘JAM’ Features Nebraska Bands, Artists

LINCOLN, Neb. (July 2, 2019) – From established bands to solo artists, watch Nebraska’s best known and emerging talent when “JAM” premieres on NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, 8 p.m. CT, Thursday, July 18. 

With intimate interviews and stellar performances in music scene venues, “JAM” puts the spotlight on the makers of some of the best original new music being played right now in local clubs.

The Fey

From The Fey’s vintage rock-soul and the soul-gospel R&B of Emily Bass and The Near Miracle to the soulful folk music of solo singer-songwriter Andrea von Kampen, “JAM” explores the artistic journeys and voices of three of the state’s top homegrown artists. 

The Fey is a Lincoln-based new age American rock-soul-R&B band with a touch of hip-hop. The sextet 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.

Emily Bass and The Near Miracle
 

Emily Bass and The Near Miracle is a mostly Lincoln-based band, with the exception of Omaha bassist Mitchell Benson. The band is led by its dynamic namesake, singer Bass. The group performs their own original rock-soul-gospel-R&B music written by Bass and inspired by artists ranging from Carol King to Aretha Franklin. In “JAM,” the group performs as a quartet though it expands to as many as eight members with backup singers and a saxophone player. 

Andrea von Kampen

Andrea von Kampen is an independent folk singer-songwriter originally from Seward and now based in Lincoln.  Her soulful folk music has amassed millions of streams on Spotify, earning her a strong following across the country. This year, the artist released her first full-length album, “Old Country.”

 

JAM	Thursday, July 11   8pm CT on NET
 

The program will repeat at 7:30 p.m., Friday, July 19; 9 p.m. Sunday, July 21; 9 p.m. Friday, July 26 and at midnight, Tuesday, July 30. All times central.

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MEDIA CONTACT:  Sandi Karstens, 402-470-6578, skarstens@netNebraska.org

 

NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, is the statewide public media service dedicated to creating opportunities for Nebraskans to engage with critical issues, compelling stories and quality entertainment. NET serves each of Nebraska’s 93 counties with 52,560 hours of programming each year on four television and two radio channels, plus online and mobile content. In addition to providing free, high-quality educational programming for children, NET provides programming in the arts, award-winning news and current affairs information and emergency alert services. For more information about NET, visit netNebraska.org.