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Music

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

John Floridis hosts 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 Alison Krauss, B.B. King, David Grisman, Shawn Colvin, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Lyle Lovett, Lila Downs and numerous Montana musicians such as Darko Butarac, Eden Atwood and Tom Catmull.

Celebrate the first full month of Spring with Doc Sandoz and Joan Richarde by tuning in to The Psychedelic Circus, Friday April 21 from 10:00 p.m. to Midnight.  We'll be spinning musical "sound blossoms" from the classic years of Psychedelia, 1967-1973 as the grass greens up and the trees leaf out! Put on your tie-died t-shirts & tune in.

Jake Koelzer, formerly of Bozeman, Montana, brings his blend of jazz-inspired blue-eyed soul to Musicians’ Spotlight. Koelzer writes texturally rich songs that are "beautiful, thoughtful, complicated, and yet completely approachable, with lyrics are smart, compelling, and meaningful."

Montanan Izaak Opatz, a recent guest on the program as a member of the band, The Best Westerns, returns to “Musicians’ Spotlight" with solo project in hand: Mariachi Static. The album was recorded in Los Angeles, and was inspired by all sorts of things: Mojave desert camping excursions; life on a Glacier National Park trail crew; late night ping-pong tournaments - and, of course, unrequited love.

UM student Claire Wang plays Debussy's Feuilles Mortes (Dead Leaves) from the Preludes Book II, live on Montana Public Radio, April 05, 2017.

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