Musician's Spotlight http://mtpr.net en Chris Botti http://mtpr.net/post/chris-botti <p>4/15/14: This week on "<a href="http://www.musiciansspotlight.org/" target="_blank">Musician's Spotlight</a>:" Grammy award-winning trumpeter <a href="http://www.chrisbotti.com/us/home" target="_blank">Chris Botti</a> tells John Floridis about the intensity of his jazz training, and how it led to his collaborations with a diverse roster of musicians, including Paul Simon, Andrea Bocelli, Sting, Steven Tyler, Gladys Night and Yo-Yo Ma.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 17471 at http://mtpr.net Chris Botti Montana Musicians Join John Floridis, Live http://mtpr.net/post/montana-musicians-join-john-floridis-live <p></p><p></p><p>4/8/14: Join host John Floridis as he welcomes a flock of Montana musicians into the studio this afternoon from 1:00-2:00pm for a special Public Radio Week edition of "Musicians' Spotlight." Luke Dowler, Kristi Neumann and The Lil' Trio (members of the Lil' Smokies, with John Dunnigan) will perform, with help on-mic from Jenn Adams and Tom Catmull. Call 243-6400 or (800) 325-1656 or pledge online at mtpr.org.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:55:09 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 17339 at http://mtpr.net Montana Musicians Join John Floridis, Live Robben Ford http://mtpr.net/post/robben-ford-0 <p>4/1/14: This week on "<a href="http://www.musiciansspotlight.org/www.musiciansspotlight.org/Home.html" target="_blank">Musician's Spotlight</a>:"&nbsp; Blues and jazz singer, songwriter- interpreter-guitarist extraordinaire,<strong> </strong><a href="http://www.robbenford.com/" target="_blank">Robben Ford</a><strong>, </strong>makes his first appearance on Musician's Spotlight. Robben reflects on the choices he's made during his thirty-plus year career and how they have led to the acclaim and respect he enjoys today.</p><p></p><p></p> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 16772 at http://mtpr.net Robben Ford Cyril Neville http://mtpr.net/post/cyril-neville <p><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1">3/25/14:</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> This week on "</xmlns:texthelpns><a href="http://www.musiciansspotlight.org" target="_blank">Musicians' Spotlight</a><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1">:</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1">" The youngest of the Neville brothers and a member of the influential group </xmlns:texthelpns><a href="http://www.themeters.org/" target="_blank">The Meters</a><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1">, percussionist and singer </xmlns:texthelpns><a href="http://www.cyrilneville.net/" target="_blank">Cyril Neville< Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:19:30 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 16555 at http://mtpr.net Cyril Neville The Hooligans http://mtpr.net/post/hooligans <p>3/18/14: This week on "<a href="http://www.musiciansspotlight.org" target="_blank">Musician's Spotlight</a>:" Longtime Montana favorites, <a href="http://www.hooligansmontana.com/beggars-thieves" target="_blank">The Hooligans</a>, waited for over twenty years to release their first recording, "Beggars and Thieves.” Along the way, they picked up an album producer and&nbsp; part-time band member, Little Feat's Bill Payne. Just as they're hitting their stride, the veteran band is entering a new, exciting phase.</p><p></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Beth Anne Austein 16059 at http://mtpr.net The Hooligans Tom Catmull http://mtpr.net/post/tom-catmull <p>3/11/14: This week on "<a href="http://www.musiciansspotlight.org" target="_blank">Musician's Spotlight</a>:" Missoula singer-songwriter <a href="http://www.tomcatmull.com" target="_blank">Tom Catmull</a> returns to Musician's Spotlight to discuss his most recent solo recording, "Words and Malady." Joe Nickell wrote in 2006 for <em>The Missoulian</em>: "Tom Catmull straddles genres like a bow-legged cowboy on a mountain bike. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 mtpr.org 15539 at http://mtpr.net Tom Catmull Mike Dawes http://mtpr.net/post/mike-dawes <p>3/4/14: This week on "<a href="http://www.musiciansspotlight.org" target="_blank">Musician's Spotlight</a>:" English guitarist <a href="http://mikedawes.co.uk/" target="_blank">Mike Dawes</a> took a look at Gotye’s hit song, "Somebody That I Used To Know,” and turned it into a finger-style guitar masterpiece. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1bzUaf_gvU" target="_blank">Two million YouTube hits later</a>, the world is finding out more about this disciple of the two-handed, fret-tapping, percussive style of acoustic guitar.</p><p></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:00:00 +0000 mtpr.org 15537 at http://mtpr.net Mike Dawes Little Hurricane http://mtpr.net/post/little-hurricane <p>2/25/14: This week on "<a href="http://www.musiciansspotlight.org/" target="_blank">Musician's Spotlight</a>:" Girls can't play drums? Soft spoken Californians can't sing the blues? Think again. Front man Anthony "Tone" Catalano and drummer Celeste "C.C." Spina found each other on Craigslist and formed the "dirty blues" band <a href="http://www.littlehurricanemusic.com/" target="_blank">Little Hurricane</a>. Within a year they’ve found a home at major festivals and on nationwide tours.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:00:00 +0000 mtpr.org 15153 at http://mtpr.net Little Hurricane Spencer Myer http://mtpr.net/post/spencer-myer <p>"<a href="http://www.musiciansspotlight.org/" target="_blank">Musician's Spotlight</a>," February 18, 2014: Gold Medalist of the 2008 New Orleans International Piano Competition, <a href="http://www.spencermyer.com/" target="_blank">Spencer Myer</a> is garnering audience and critical acclaim from around the world. His stellar playing is rapidly establishing him as one of the outstanding pianists of his generation.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 21:00:00 +0000 mtpr.org 15140 at http://mtpr.net Spencer Myer Pat Metheny, Part Two http://mtpr.net/post/pat-metheny-part-two <p>November 19, 2013 and <strong>February 11, 2014 </strong>- Grammy Award-winning guitarist and composer <a href="http://www.patmetheny.com/" target="_blank">Pat Metheny</a> describes the importance of "story telling" in composition, even when it comes to&nbsp; instrumental improvisations. Part Two of a special two-part program.</p><p><a href="http://www.musiciansspotlight.org" target="_blank">http://www.musiciansspotlight.org</a></p><p></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 15:00:00 +0000 mtpr.org 11185 at http://mtpr.net Pat Metheny, Part Two