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Welcome to NHPR Music! This page is a place to celebrate local musicians, those just passing through, as well as the region's small music venues. By featuring our creative communities on our airwaves, and opening up our doors for live performances-- NHPR is recommitting to elevating the Granite State's performing arts community after years of lock down and COVID restrictions.
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Amythyst Kiah performing at the Bank of New Hampshire Stage in Concord, N.H.

NHPR is wrapping up 2022 on a high note with Holidays By Request, and as always we want to hear from you! Let us know your requests for favorite under-appreciated holiday tunes - along with your dedications and favorite memories. Call and leave a voicemail at 603-223-2452, or email us your request at music@nhpr.org

Calling all local musicians!
Share with us your original instrumental compositions, and you could hear your work as part of our everyday broadcast - as those musical interludes heard between stories.


  1. Song must be original, composed by you
  2. They must be sent as a .wav file
  3. Completely instrumental (no vocals)
  4. At least 2 minutes long

Please also include your name, the town you live in, the name of the song, and any pertinent information you'd like to share about this work. Send along to music@nhpr.org!

NHPR Featured Playlist of the Month: November

Nick Capodice, Co-Host, Civics 101: These are a lot of songs about protest, war, revolution, and presidents. I was tempted to use Stevie Wonder’s "You Haven’t Done Nothin’" which was a direct rebuke of President Nixon, but opted instead for his other (alleged) take on the same president, "He's Misstra Know-It-All." James Brown’s "Funky President" came out shortly after Nixon’s resignation, but Brown has made it very clear he intended the song to be about Gerald Ford.

Listeners may wonder why Laurie Anderson’s "O Superman" is on here (other than because it’s one of my favorite songs ever created) and I think it’s because of the lines, “When love is gone, there’s always justice. And when justice is gone, there’s always force. And when force is gone, there’s always mom. Hi mom! Here come the planes."

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