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

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 Wood Brothers.
Alysse Gafkjen

From childhood, Chris and Oliver Wood grew up hearing their dad's renditions of American roots music and their mother's poetry. They both became musicians: Oliver wrote songs and formed the blues/funk/r & b/country band, King Johnson, while Chris became a jazz bassist and co-founded the avant-groove trio, Medeski, Martin and Wood.

In this hour-long edition of Musician's Spotlight, Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen drop by to reminisce with guest host Michael Marsolek about performing, recording, and creatively coping with the rapidly-changing music industry. The fast friends are renowned Texas folk singer-songwriters and former Texas A & M roommates, as well as musical contemporaries.

Lindsey Byrnes

Solo musicians Sara Watkins, Aoife O’Donovan and Sarah Jarosz discovered a strong musical bond while jamming onstage at the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and after follow-up group appearances, they formed a band called I’m With Her.

Join us for this month's Psychedelic Circus. May 18, 10 p.m. to midnight, on your radio or online on Montana Public Radio.
Brook Trout

This month The Psychedelic Circus presents Mysterium Coniunctionis wherein Lunar Dionysus and Solar Apollo star-cross in ecstatic union to sire The Music of the Spheres. Blend your consciousness with with the archetypal!

Join us for this month's Psychedelic Circus. Tune your set to the frequency of the Divine Pleroma this Friday night, May 18, 10 p.m. to midnight, on your radio or online on Montana Public Radio.