December 3rd, 2013: Popular Missoula singer-songwriter Tom Catmull returns to Musician's Spotlight to discuss his most recent solo recording, "Words and Malady." Joe Nickell wrote in 2006 for The Missoulian: "Tom Catmull straddles genres like a bow-legged cowboy on a mountain bike.
November 19, 2013 and February 11, 2014 - Grammy Award-winning guitarist and composer Pat Metheny describes the importance of "story telling" in composition, even when it comes to instrumental improvisations. Part Two of a special two-part program.
November 12, 2013 and February 4, 2014 - Winner of 20 Grammy awards and one of the most acclaimed musicians of his generation, guitarist and composer Pat Metheny makes his first appearance on Musician's Spotlight. Part One of a special two-part program.
August 20th and October 29th, 2013: "I always write each song as if were my last,” says Kalispell songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Luke Dowler, whose soulful delivery and raw honesty are are exemplified by the "8 in 8" project, for which Luke wrote, recorded and released eight videos of eight new songs in eight weeks.
July 23rd and October 22nd, 2013: Seattle based folk-pop, indie-rock band Ivan and Alyosha derive their band name from Dostoyevsky, but their music is accessible as American pie. Their adventurous playing and writing aims for the highest common denominator. http://www.musiciansspotlight.org
10/15/13: The Shook Twins, Laurie and Katelyn, bring their self-branded "quirky folk" to Musician's Spotlight. The identical twins honed their craft in Sandpoint, ID and have become favorites at festivals, clubs and concert halls since they relocated to Portland, OR, where their "quirkiness" has been welcomed with open arms. http://www.musiciansspotlight.org
7/16/13 and 10/8/13: The son of a North Dakota preacher/police chief, Josh Harty's storytelling and musicianship have become a must-hear for those who keep American country, blues and folk music close to their hearts. http://www.musiciansspotlight.org
One of the founding members of the legendary rock band Little Feat, keyboardist Bill Payne visits with John backstage before a performance at the Top Hat Lounge in Missoula. Payne discusses the creative thread that runs between his music, his photography and his writing as well as his connection to Montana and how he came to call it home. http://www.musiciansspotlight.org
7/9/13 and 9/17/13 - With a mix of vintage soul, blues and R&B, singer Nikki Hill reminds us why we love rock 'n roll. Originally from Durham, North Carolina, Nikki's hot and funky guitar band is building a name for itself across the U.S. and Europe. www.musiciansspotlight.org
Audio File"Musician's Spotlight," May 7th and July 30th, 2013 Multiple Grammy award winning singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin returns to Musician's Spotlight to discuss her three decade long performing and recording career as well as her recent venture into writing her memoir "Diamond in the Rough."Edit | Remove
Her father named her after a Julio Iglesias song, but it was the mysterious sounds of Fado music, from her family's homeland of Portugal, that captivated young "Jersey girl" Nathalie Pires and inspired her musical career, bringing Fado's soaring melodies and dramatic stories to audiences across the globe.