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

It’s a regular ‘potluck Freeforms’ this Wednesday, August 23 at 11:00 a.m. on Montana Public Radio.

“ No time for a thoughtful presentation. I’m just going with what the station has on hand,” remarks Gus Chambers, your 4th Wednesday of every month Freeforms host.

Fry Street Quartet plays live on Montana Public Radio, August 7, 2017.
Josh Burnham

The Fry Street Quartet joined us in Studio B August 7, 2017 to preview their performances at Festival Amadeus, and play some music live on the air.  Sit in with the quartet as they play the second movement of Haydn's "Sunrise Quartet" live on Montana Public Radio

Tired of smokey eyes from smokey skies? The Psychedelic Circus rolls onto the airwaves of Montana Public Radio Friday night from 10 p.m. to midnight to take your mind off the heat and summer smoke.  Psychedelic musical gems will transport you to clear skies and cleanse your aura in preparation for the coming eclipse. 

Join Joan Richarde and Doc Sandoz, on your radio or online Friday August 18, 2017 at 10 p.m. for a rollicking romp through psychedelic music from the classic years: 1967-1973.  Let our Psychedelic Soundtrack take you on the journey to the center of your mind!

Singer-songwriter Melissa Forrette decided to forgo a college volleyball scholarship. Instead, she moved to Montana to work as a wilderness outfitter in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Her first song, written in the backcountry under a starry sky, was “Big City Lights,” a reflection on what she’d left behind back home in Santa Cruz.

Listen in as Melissa visits with host John Floridis for her debut on "Musician’s Spotlight."

I-90 Collective. Carrie Krause, Paul Dwyer, John Lenti, Adriane Post.
Courtesy I-90 Collective

Carrie Krause and John Lenti are part of the I-90 Collective quartet.  They'll play St. Timothy's Summer Music Festival August 20 at 4 p.m. Krause and Lenti joined MTPR's Michael Marsolek to preview their upcoming performance, and talk about what drew them to baroque music.

Listen in for baroque lute and violin music live from Studio B at Montana Public Radio.