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Nic Arp contemplates in song

Nic Arp

On this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," Iowa City singer songwriter Nic Arp graces the stage with his band of top-shelf Iowa musicians. 

Download the free podcast below to hear the group tear through a set of songs ripe with Arp's emotive, wise lyrics and propelled by the band's tight sound. Studio One's Ben Kieffer hosts. 

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 & Wordsin 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.