Musician's Spotlight http://mtpr.org en John Butler http://mtpr.org/post/john-butler-0 <p>On the heels of the release of "Flesh and Blood," <a href="http://johnbutlertrio.com/new/" target="_blank">John Butler</a> returns to <em>Musician's Spotlight</em>, updating listeners on the state of his "garden,” John's metaphor for balancing time with family and friends with his responsibilities as a business owner and his passion for music.</p><p>(Broadcast: <a href="http://www.musiciansspotlight.org/www.musiciansspotlight.org/Home.html" target="_blank"><em>Musician's Spotlight</em>, </a>5/13/14 and <strong>8/19/14</strong>)</p><p></p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 23558 at http://mtpr.org John Butler Le Vent Du Nord http://mtpr.org/post/le-vent-du-nord-0 <p><a href="http://www.leventdunord.com/en" target="_blank">Le Vent du Nord</a> captures the energy and mirth of a Saturday night kitchen party, infusing old Québec with a cosmopolitan breath of fresh air. Accordion, foot-tapping, hurdy gurdy and jaw harp characterize the sound of this engaging French-Canadian band.</p><p>(Broadcast: <a href="http://www.musiciansspotlight.org/www.musiciansspotlight.org/Home.html" target="_blank"><em>Musicians' Spotlight</em>, </a>5/6/14 &amp; <strong>8/12/14</strong>)</p><p></p> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 22852 at http://mtpr.org Le Vent Du Nord The Best Westerns http://mtpr.org/post/best-westerns <p>They're a group of Missoula guys who started a country and western band primarily so they could sing while wearing cowboy hats. In their songs,<strong> </strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Best-Westerns/111851885605210?sk=timeline" target="_blank">The Best Westerns</a> "walk the line" between their appreciation for Western mythology, and their slice-of-life portrayals of modern life.</p><p>(Broadcast: <a href="http://www.musiciansspotlight.org/www.musiciansspotlight.org/Home.html" target="_blank"><em>Musicians' Spotlight</em></a>, 8/5/14)</p><p></p> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 22611 at http://mtpr.org The Best Westerns Eric Funk http://mtpr.org/post/eric-funk-0 <p>Bozeman composer and jazz pianist <a href="http://ericfunk.com/" target="_blank">Eric Funk’s</a> work has been featured on the syndicated public radio programs <em>Morning Edition </em>and <em>Performance Today</em>. Funk also hosts the Montana PBS television series, <em>11th and Grant</em>.</p><p>(Broadcast: <a href="http://www.musiciansspotlight.org/www.musiciansspotlight.org/Home.html" target="_blank"><em>Musicians' Spotlight</em></a>, 4/29/14 &amp; <strong>7/29/14</strong>)</p><p></p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 22269 at http://mtpr.org Eric Funk Carolina Chocolate Drops http://mtpr.org/post/carolina-chocolate-drops <p></p><p>For the past decade, the Grammy Award-winning <a href="http://www.carolinachocolatedrops.com/" target="_blank">Carolina Chocolate Drops</a> have been highlighting the African-American place in American stringband music. Singer&nbsp;Rhiannon Giddens and multi-instrumentalist Hubby Jenkins reflect on the band’s ascending career and how it fits into the history of the genre.</p><p>(Broadcast: <a href="http://www.musiciansspotlight.org/www.musiciansspotlight.org/Home.html" target="_blank"><em>Musicians' Spotligh</em>t</a>, 7/22/14)</p><p></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 22268 at http://mtpr.org Carolina Chocolate Drops 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 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