Music, artist interviews, and upcoming performances around western Montana.

'Psychedelic Circus' Smokin' 4/20 Special

Apr 19, 2018
Tune in to the Psychedelic Circus 4/20 special on MTPR, Friday April 20 at 10 p.m., on your radio or online.
Brook Trout

It's time again for the "Psychedelic Circus" on MTPR. Join Joan Richarde and Dr. Sandoz for a smokin' 4/20 show, Friday April 20 at 10 p.m., on your radio or online.

Eric Hendrikx

Three-time Grammy award-winning, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Ben Harper met up with host John Floridis to talk shop at the Big Sky Amphitheater in Missoula in July, 2017. Harper’s eclectic mix of blues, folk, soul, reggae and rock has earned him a devoted worldwide following throughout his career, which now spans more than a quarter-century. Hear from the artist (and avid skateboarder) who played his first gig at age 12, got a career kick-start from radio stations in Australia, and who frequently pairs activism with performing and recording.

After Mercury and Grammy nominations and 10 years of platinum-selling albums and chart-topping songs, Scottish musician and soundtrack composer KT Tunstall was tired of the spotlight and ready to leave professional music. Then, in 2012, her father, a physicist at the University of St. Andrews, died.

The Seattle Times calls the music of John Lenti “a joy to behold,” while Gramphone praises Lenti’s playing of theorbo, lute, archlute, and baroque guitar for its “nuanced beauty and character.” He deploys his “uncommonly big sound” (Third Coast Digest) to acclaim as a soloist and chamber musician.

"When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead

And the White Knight is talking backwards

And the Red Queen's 'off with her head'

Remember what the Door Mouse said:

Feed your head...Feed your head."

with "The Psychedelic Circus," Friday, March 16, at 10:00 p.m on your radio or online at