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

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.

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.

"A Prairie Home Companion" host Chris Thile.
Devin Pedde

You're invited to a listening party and open house this week at MTPR. Join us Saturday, Oct. 7 for the first show of the new season of A Prairie Home Companion with Chris Thile. We will have refreshments, giveaways, and tours of Montana Public Radio.

Hold the date and time, Saturday October 7 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at MTPR studios on the UM campus in Missoula. We are excited to host a special launch party for season two with Chris Thile next Saturday, we hope you can join us.

Violinist, composer and singer songwriter Gaelynn Lea produces 21st century music in a style rooted in classical, Celtic and traditional folk. The 2016 winner of NPR's Tiny Desk Contest is also a disability rights advocate and an in-demand speaker, particularly concerning osteogenesis imperfecta ("brittle bone disease"), a condition that she’s had all her life.

Lea is the guest on this episode of "Musician's Spotlight"