Musician's Spotlight http://mtpr.org en Chris Botti http://mtpr.org/post/chris-botti-0 <p>4/15/14 and <strong>7/15/14</strong>: This week on "<a href="http://www.musiciansspotlight.org/" target="_blank">Musician's Spotlight</a>:" Grammy award-winning trumpeter <a href="http://www.chrisbotti.com/us/home" target="_blank">Chris Botti</a> tells John Floridis about his intensive jazz training, and how it led him to collaborations with Paul Simon, Andrea Bocelli, Sting, Steven Tyler, Gladys Night and Yo-Yo Ma, among others.&nbsp;<span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"> </span></font></span></p><p></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 21595 at http://mtpr.org Chris Botti Clip Of The Week: Like Asking For A Date http://mtpr.org/post/clip-week-asking-date <p>Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn&nbsp; commissioned 26 composers from around the world to write short-form works, suitable for use by violinists as performance encores for her latest recording "In 27 Pieces".</p><p>In our Clip Of The Week, Hilary tells John Floridis that cold-calling composers was like asking for a date.</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Josh Burnham 21658 at http://mtpr.org Clip Of The Week: Like Asking For A Date Cyril Neville http://mtpr.org/post/cyril-neville-0 <p><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1">3/25/14 and <strong>7/8/14</strong>:</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> This week on "</xmlns:texthelpns><a href="http://www.musiciansspotlight.org" target="_blank">Musicians' Spotlight</a><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1">:</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1">" The youngest of the Neville brothers and a member of the influential group </xmlns:texthelpns><a href="http://www.themeters.org/" target="_blank">The Meters</a><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1">, percussionist and singer </xmlns:texthelpns><a href="http://www.cyrilneville.net/" ta Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 21346 at http://mtpr.org Cyril Neville Hilary Hahn http://mtpr.org/post/hilary-hahn <p>7/1/14: This week on "<a href="http://www.musiciansspotlight.org/www.musiciansspotlight.org/Home.html" target="_blank">Musician's Spotlight</a>:" Grammy Award-winning violinist <a href="http://hilaryhahn.com/" target="_blank">Hilary Hahn</a> discusses her most recent recording, "<a href="http://hilaryhahn.com/2014/02/hilary-hahn-and-deutsche-grammophon-announce-the-release-of-her-newest-album-%E2%80%9Cin-27-pieces-the-hilary-hahn-encores%E2%80%9D-on-november-11-2013/" target="_blank">In 27 Pieces</a>," which is the culmination of a multi-year project. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 21156 at http://mtpr.org Hilary Hahn The Hooligans http://mtpr.org/post/hooligans-0 <p>3/18/14 &amp; <strong>6/24/14</strong>: This week on "<a href="http://www.musiciansspotlight.org" target="_blank">Musician's Spotlight</a>:" Longtime Montana favorites, <a href="http://www.hooligansmontana.com/beggars-thieves" target="_blank">The Hooligans</a>, waited for over twenty years to release their first recording, "Beggars and Thieves.” Along the way, they picked up an album producer and&nbsp; part-time band member, Little Feat's Bill Payne. Just as they're hitting their stride, the veteran band is entering a new, exciting phase.</p><p></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 20815 at http://mtpr.org The Hooligans Mike Dawes http://mtpr.org/post/mike-dawes-0 <p>3/4/14 &amp; <strong>6/17/14</strong>: This week on "<a href="http://www.musiciansspotlight.org" target="_blank">Musician's Spotlight</a>:" English guitarist <a href="http://mikedawes.co.uk/" target="_blank">Mike Dawes</a> took a look at Gotye’s hit song, "Somebody That I Used To Know,” and turned it into a finger-style guitar masterpiece. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1bzUaf_gvU" target="_blank">Two million YouTube hits later</a>, the world is finding out more about this disciple of the two-handed, fret-tapping, percussive style of acoustic guitar.</p><p></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 19487 at http://mtpr.org Mike Dawes Little Hurricane http://mtpr.org/post/little-hurricane-0 <p>2/25/14 &amp; <strong>6/10/14</strong>: This week on "<a href="http://www.musiciansspotlight.org/" target="_blank">Musician's Spotlight</a>:" Girls can't play drums? Soft spoken Californians can't sing the blues? Think again. Front man Anthony "Tone" Catalano and drummer Celeste "C.C." Spina found each other on Craigslist and formed the "dirty blues" band <a href="http://www.littlehurricanemusic.com/" target="_blank">Little Hurricane</a>. Within a year they’ve found a home at major festivals and on nationwide tours.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 19486 at http://mtpr.org Little Hurricane The Infamous Stringdusters http://mtpr.org/post/infamous-stringdusters <p></p><p>6/3/14: This week on "<a href="http://www.musiciansspotlight.org/www.musiciansspotlight.org/Home.html" target="_blank">Musician's Spotlight</a>:" "Dismiss labels. Forget trying to fit into a scene. Be true and play your songs."&nbsp;It’s an accurate self-description by the&nbsp;Grammy-nominated bluegrass expansionists, <a href="http://thestringdusters.com/site/" target="_blank">The Infamous Stringdusters</a>.&nbsp;Comfortable as they are in their own collective skin, the title of the group's new album, "Let It Go," works equally well as their slogan.</p><p></p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 19485 at http://mtpr.org The Infamous Stringdusters Spencer Myer http://mtpr.org/post/spencer-myer-0 <p>2/18/14 and <strong>5/27/14</strong>: This week on "<a href="http://www.musiciansspotlight.org/www.musiciansspotlight.org/Home.html" target="_blank">Musician's Spotlight</a>:"&nbsp; Gold Medalist of the 2008 New Orleans International Piano Competition, <a href="http://www.spencermyer.com/" target="_blank">Spencer Myer</a> is garnering audience and critical acclaim from around the world. His stellar playing is rapidly establishing him as a leading concert pianist of his generation.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 19323 at http://mtpr.org Spencer Myer Liam Ó Maonlaí http://mtpr.org/post/liam-maonla-0 <p>5/20/14: This week on "<a href="http://www.musiciansspotlight.org" target="_blank">Musician's Spotlight</a>:"&nbsp; U2's Bono calls&nbsp;<a href="http://www.hothouseflowers.com/" target="_blank">Hothouse Flowers</a> singer&nbsp;<a href="http://www.liamomaonlai.ie/" target="_blank">Liam Ó Maonlaí</a> "the best white soul singer in the world." As the rock and soul group approaches its fourth decade of trailblazing, Ó Maonlaí’s grounding in Irish language and traditional Irish music allows him to move with ease between the worlds of pop and traditional music.</p><p></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 18765 at http://mtpr.org Liam Ó Maonlaí