The Musically And Sartorially Astute Lyle Lovett ("Musician's Spotlight," July 13, 2017)
From the “Musician’s Spotlight” archives, c. March 1998, this week’s program revisits host John Floridis’ conversation with singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett before his concert at the University Theater in Missoula.
The Memphis Soul/Montana Shuffle Of Joan Zen and Jason Hicks ("Musician's Spotlight," May 4 and July 6, 2017)
Missoula-area musicians and life partners Joan Zen and Jason Hicks discuss their longtime musical collaboration, most of whose incarnations bear Joan's name. Their most recent collection of original funk, soul and reggae is called "This Is The Fortunate Life." Zen and Hicks are John Floridis's guests this week on "Musician's Spotlight."
With Versatile Trumpeter Allen Vizzutti, Everything Ends On A High Note ("Musician's Spotlight," April 27 and June 29, 2017)
Virtuoso trumpeter and composer Allen Vizzutti is equally comfortable – and adept - in the jazz and classical domains. Born and raised in Missoula, his dizzying performance and teaching schedule whisks him all over the world. Vizzutti is John Floridis's guest this week on "Musician's Spotlight."
Fiddler Gaelynn Lea's Creativity Reinvents The Ordinary ("Musician's Spotlight," June 22 and September 21, 2017)
Violinist, composer and singer songwriter Gaelynn Lea produces 21st century music in a style rooted in classical, Celtic and traditional folk. The 2016 winner of NPR's Tiny Desk Contest is also a disability rights advocate and an in-demand speaker, particularly concerning osteogenesis imperfecta ("brittle bone disease"), a condition that she’s had all her life.
Lea is the guest on this episode of "Musician's Spotlight"
Blind Pilot Slows The Tempo In Order To See The World 'Like Lions' ("Musicians' Spotlight," March 30 and June 15, 2017)
Portland, Oregon-based Blind Pilot has landed among the top indie-pop-folk bands in the country with television appearances on Ellen and The Late Show With David Letterman, and performances at Bonnaroo and the Newport Folk Festival. The band’s lead singer and primary songwriter Israel Nebeker visited with host John Floridis backstage at the Wilma Theater in Missoula to talk about the process of recording their most recent album, “And Then Like Lions."