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know all ye that on the 16th day of the second month of the year, Mme. Richarde and the good Doctor will mark their thirtieth performance of The Psychedelic Circus.
Doc Sandoz

And the Nothing appeared in flame and said unto them, know all ye that on the 16th day of the second month of the year, Mme. Richarde and the good Doctor will mark their thirtieth performance of The Psychedelic Circus. By conjure of mad Abraxas, mystery and marvels long forgotten shall they then call back to life, whereupon, all else falling silent, the songs of the Pleroma will rise up like a moth rises over the fire of the shepherd who guards his flock by night. Your attendance is most humbly requested. Friday night the 16th of February, 10 p.m. to midnight, on your radio or online at mtpr.org.

Bernard Benant

Originally from the reggae capitol of Kingston, Jamaica, composer, singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Clinton Fearon found a new home for his music in 1987 in Seattle - and since 2007, a unique connection with Butte, Montana. Whether it's the songs he wrote in the 1970s with the legendary band The Gladiators, or those written for his present group, The Boogie Brown Band, Clinton says: "Each one is a strong message coming from the heart of a man who dedicates his life to help a better world to come."

Learn more from Fearon on this episode of "Musician's Spotlight."

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 wrapped up a banner 2017, 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.

David Casey returns to "Musician’s Spotlight," this time with his wife and partner in music, Deidre Casey. The couple met in college in Helena, Montana in 1991, forming Happy Cactus with Colin Meloy of The Decemberists and drummer Mark Schummer. Multi-instrumentalist David has recorded seven other albums, both as part of Watercarvers Guild, and as a solo artist. "Little Fox, Little Bird" is Deidre and David's third recording together.

It's the third Friday of the month, and the Psychedelic Circus is arriving in town packed with '60s & early '70s protest & message music, as we reflect upon the past and upcoming State of The Union.

An uplifting music experience is ahead as we revisit musical gems of the past, Friday January 19. The fun starts at 10 p.m. and continues through midnight, on your radio or online at mtpr.org. Join Doc Sandoz and me, Joan Richarde,  10 p.m. - 12 a.m. Friday night for this month's Psychedelic Circus!

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