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

In the "Old-News-Is-Good-News" Department: The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture has acquired The Mothership. Starting in 2015, you'll be able to admire the spacecraft that, amid a blaze of stagecraft and cannabis smoke, brought funkadelic to the people. Actually, it's a replica Mothership, built in the 1990s; the whereabouts of the original are unknown.

Shawn Brackbill

Ambient music is a broad and often misleading category of music, but throughout all ambient music there is a sense of spacious and expansive musical landscapes.   Julianna Barwick’s music is soaring, captivating and sparse, evocative of snowy, windblown places.

If the piano compositions of Abdullah Ibrahim or Eric Satie perk up your ears, you'll be intrigued by the piano work of Emahoy Tsegué-Mariam Guebrù, an Ethiopian nun, pianist and composer who for nearly thirty years has lived cloistered in an Ethiopian Orthodox convent in Jerusalem. A series of concerts this week in Jerusalem highlight Guebrù's music, premiering pieces the 90-year-old composer first recorded on l.p. fifty years ago, in Ethiopia.

Remembering Marian McPartland

Aug 22, 2013

The late, great Marian McPartland, who passed away yesterday, will be featured on MTPR today.

Remembering Marian McPartland

1:00pm Thursday, August 22

Michael Marsolek talks with Daryl Struermer, guitarist and songwriter, who has worked with the likes of Phil Collins and Genisis, about the Crown of the Continent Guitar Workshop and Festival, which runs from August 25 – September 1, 2013.