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

The U.S. Air Force Rampart Winds Band plays live on Montana Public Radio, October 27, 2017.
Josh Burnham

The U.S. Air Force Rampart Winds Band plays their concert opener live from Studio B at Montana Public Radio, October 27, 2017.

Tune in Friday, Oct 20 from 10 to midnight for the next "Psychedlic Circus" on MTPR.
Brook Trout

"The Psychedelic Circus" returns to Montana Public Radio's airwaves Friday 10/20, starting at 10 p.m.!  We'll be celebrating the return of rain to the big skies of Montana with music from the classic psychedelic years 1965 to 1973 with tracks by The Beatles, Grateful Dead, Traffic, The Guess Who and many more. Join Joan Richarde & Doc Sandoz as we splash in the puddles with our paisley umbrellas this Friday night, 10 p.m. to midnight. We guarantee a pleasant musical trip will be had by all!

John Floridis hosts Part Two of a 25th anniversary celebration of Musicians' Spotlight with musical highlights and interview segments from some of the most engaging guests in the program's history. Featured artists include Galactic, Cathie Ryan, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Vienna Teng, The Emerson String Quartet, Camila Meza, Leftover Salmon, Andre Floyd, John Gorka, Bill Payne, Azar Lawrence, Martha Scanlan, Jeni Fleming, Sonny Landreth, and sneak previews of upcoming shows with Ben Harper and Clinton Fearon.

24-year-old Oklahoma native Parker Millsap is quickly making a name for himself with his captivating live performances, soulful sound, and character-driven song narratives. He recently wrapped up a banner year, which included his network television debut on "Conan," an invitation to play with Elton John at the Apple Music Festival, an "Austin City Limits" taping and an Americana Music Association nomination for Album of the Year.

Most music listeners don’t realize that there really was a “Mr. Tambourine Man” behind Bob Dylan’s famous song. His name was Bruce Langhorne and he was one of the most important session guitarists of the 1960s, particularly in the early years of folk-rock. He was most famous for accompanying Bob Dylan, but he also played on the recordings of Tom Rush, Richard & Mimi Fariña, Richie Havens, Gordon Lightfoot, Eric Andersen, Joan Baez, and Buffy Sainte-Marie. He even wrote scores for some successful motion pictures. Enjoy the music of this under-appreciated folk hero on another edition of “Unsung Heroes, Influential but Overlooked Masters of Modern Music,” on MTPR Monday October 9 at 8 p.m.