Madeleine Peyroux: Finding Your Own Voice ("Musicians' Spotlight," October 8, 2015 and February 4, 2016)
Madeleine Peyroux’s sultry voice and winsome blend of folk, pop and jazz songs have taken her to concert halls, jazz clubs and festivals all over the world.
Her singing wins widespread praise; she's been compared to Bessie Smith, Edith Piaf, Patsy Cline and Billie Holliday. In between her high-profile performances and recordings, Peyroux often busks outdoors, returning to her musical beginnings as a street performer in Paris.
Steely Dan's Jon Herington and the sultry songstress Madeleine Peyroux shared the stage for an incredible show Monday night at the Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival. Tune in to MTPR at 8:00 p.m. Friday, September 4 for a replay of the entire concert.
Ryan Keberle Finds The Trombone's Sweet Spot ("Musicians' Spotlight," July 2 & October 1, 2015)
Trombonist and composer Ryan Keberle was born and raised in Spokane, WA, the son of two music educators. Since 1999, he's made a career in New York City as the go-to player for any jazz band in need of a trombonist. Besides touring as a frontman and releasing recordings under his own name, Keberle’s list of collaborators includes Wynton Marsalis, Beyonce, Sufjan Stevens, Alicia Keys and, through soundtrack work, Woody Allen.