MTPR Music

Crown Guitar Festival
5:03 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Students Live And Breathe Guitar At The Crown Guitar Festival

Josh Achiron, one of the Crown Guitar Festival scholarship students, on stage opening for Lee Ritenour and Friends.
Credit Christopher Allen

When you talk with the artists, guitar instructors, and organizers of the Crown Guitar Festival in  Bigfork, Mont., there’s one subject that comes up again and again: the maturity and skill of the young scholarship students who travel from across the country to learn from the greats.

For five years, the Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation has held a week-long guitar workshop and concert-series at Flathead Lake Lodge.

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Crown Guitar Festival & Workshop
2:30 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Listen To Lee Ritenour's Crown Guitar Festival Concert On MTPR

Lee Ritenour and Friends under the big white tent at the Crown Guitiar Festival and Workshop
Christopher Allen

Lee Ritenour and Friends played at the Flathead Lake Lodge in Bigfork on Wednesday. Two opening acts, 16 year-old Josh Achrion, and the John Beasley Circle, warmed up the nearly sold-out crowd under the big white tent. Guitarists John Oates and Mike Stern joined Ritenour on stage during the encore.

We'll be replaying the Lee Ritenour and Friends show tonight at 7:30 p.m. Tune in on the air or online, and be sure to check out our photos from the show.

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Preview, interview and Concert Broadcast
4:51 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Crown Guitar Festival Programming On MTPR

We're excited about the amazing talent coming to the Crown of the Continent Guitar Workshop and Festival in Bigfork. As a media co-sponsor, we'll be playing along all week. Here's a list of some of the things we have planned:

Mon. 8/25, Our "Monday Special" will feature the guitarists performing at this week’s festival, including: Dweezil Zappa, Mike Stern, Ana Popovic, Emily Elbert, Shelby Lynn, Lee Ritenour, David Leisner, and John Oates. Tune in at 7:30 p.m. on air or online.

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The Psychedelic Circus
3:09 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

The 'Psychedelic Circus' Rolls Back Into MTPR Studios

The Psychedelic Circus

The Psychedelic Circus rolls back into the studios of Montana Public Radio at 10pm on August 15th! 

Joan Richarde and Dr. Sandoz will spin lesser known musical gems from the years of Psychedelia (1964-1973). 

Crank up the volume or grab your headphones...it's high time for some musical fun...8/15/14 at 10 p.m. on MTPR

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MTPR Music
11:59 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Sean Watkins Talks Songwriting, Solo Projects And Nickel Creek

Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek was in the MTPR studios playing songs from his recent solo album and talking music with John Floridis.
Credit Josh Burnham

Sean Watkins, guitarist, songwriter, and member of Nickel Creek stopped by our studio yesterday. He played songs from his latest solo album "All I Do is Lie", and talked music with MTPR's John Floridis.

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Paul McCartney
3:45 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Paul McCartney Wows Record Missoula Crowd

Paul McCartney sings and plays piano at the Missoula stop on his Out There tour
Gus Chambers

Paul McCartney put on a spectacle in Missoula last night, playing for over two hours in the largest concert in Montana history. Over 25,000 people turned out for the show which included songs from McCartney's entire career along with dazzling lights and fireworks.

Check out our slideshow from the concert, and tell us what you thought of the show.

MTPR Music
4:54 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Sean Watkins Of Nickel Creek Live From MTPR Studios

Sean Watkins, singer-songwriter, guitarist and member of the folk band Nickel Creek.
Credit Jonathan Underland (CC-BY-3.0)

Sean Watkins, guitarist, singer-songwriter and member of the folk band Nickel Creek will be live in the MTPR studios Thursday, August 7 at 1:00 p.m. Tune in online or on the air for music and discussion with Sean Watkins and MTPR's John Floridis.

Here's a taste to hold you over until Thursday. Sean Watkins playing 'Since the Day That I was Born' from his recent solo album:

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MTPR Music
5:00 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Monday Music Special, August 4th: "You Must Remember This," With Guest, Toby Scott

Toby Scott

For the last thirty years, recording engineer and production coordinator Toby Scott has been recording and archiving Bruce Springsteen's concert and studio sessions, lending his skills to nearly every Springsteen project since Darkness On the Edge of Town.

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MTPR Music
5:00 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Indigenous Expression, Monday, July 28th, 7:30pm

The July edition of "Indigenous Expression" features music by  Jimi Hendrix, John Trudell, Jim Boyd, Tom Morello, Los Lonely Boys, Richie Havens, Vincent Craig, Northern Cree, and more.

Join host David Sam for "Indigenous Expression" Monday at 7:30pm, once a month, for indigenous music and words from around the world.

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MTPR helps Montana festivals thrive
12:09 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

MTPR and Summer Music Festivals

Festival season is winding down - but don't miss MTPR night at the Crown Guitar Festival in Bigfork, Wednesday, August 27th with jazz-fusion legend Lee Ritenour.

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