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Java Blend Presents the Nic Arp Band


The Java House stage in downtown Iowa City will be full of seasoned, top notch musicians this Friday, April 21, at 2 P.M. The Nic Arp Band, led by one of Iowa City's finest and most storied songwriters, will play tunes from throughout Nic's prolific writing career. 

Stop by Friday afternoon to catch this special performance from IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," with host Ben Kieffer. 

Nic Arp wrote his first song at the age of 10, about Watergate. Ever since—though he doesn’t write political material—he has used songwriting to help him make sense of the world around him. His songs combine a singer-songwriter’s attention to lyrical craft with a folk rock feel. He released his first CD, Faces & Words, in 2006, and followed up with Tiny Wings in 2013. He performs with an outstanding group of seasoned, professional musicians under the moniker the Nic Arp Band (read bios here), as well as in an eclectic pop-folk duo, The Fritters.