Musician's Spotlight

From folk to rock, from classical to jazz and beyond, a mix of eclectic music and conversation with todays most talented and compelling musicians.

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Musician's Spotlight
8:00 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Pat Metheny, Part Two

The Pat Metheny Unity Group
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November 19, 2013 and February 11, 2014 - Grammy Award-winning guitarist and composer Pat Metheny describes the importance of "story telling" in composition, even when it comes to  instrumental improvisations. Part Two of a special two-part program.

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"Downbeat Magazine" Hall of Fame
8:00 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Pat Metheny, Part One

November 12, 2013 and February 4, 2014 - Winner of 20 Grammy awards and one of the most acclaimed musicians of his generation, guitarist and composer Pat Metheny makes his first appearance on Musician's Spotlight. Part One of a special two-part program.

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Musician's Spotlight
10:00 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Liam Ó Maonlaí

"Musician's Spotlight," January 28th, 2014: U2's Bono calls Hothouse Flowers singer Liam Ó Maonlaí "the best white soul singer in the world." As the rock and soul group approaches its fourth decade of trailblazing, Ó Maonlaí’s grounding in Irish language and traditional Irish music allows him to move with ease between the worlds of pop and traditional music.

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Musician's Spotlight
8:00 am
Fri January 10, 2014

The Shook Twins

Laurie and Katelyn Shook

January 14th, 2014: The Shook Twins, Laurie and Katelyn, bring their self-branded "quirky folk" to Musician's Spotlight. The identical twins honed their craft in Sandpoint, ID and have become favorites at festivals, clubs and concert halls since they relocated to Portland, OR, where their "quirkiness" has been welcomed with open arms. http://www.musiciansspotlight.org

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Musician's Spotlight
8:00 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Robben Ford

Musician's Spotlight, January 7th, 2014: Blues and jazz singer, songwriter- interpreter-guitarist extraordinaire, Robben Ford, 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.

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Little Feat co-founder
8:00 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Bill Payne

Credit Sangki Kwon

"Musician's Spotlight," 12/31/13: Bill Payne

One of the founding members of the legendary rock band Little Feat, keyboardist Bill Payne visits with John backstage before a performance at the Top Hat Lounge in Missoula, describing his connection to Montana and how he came to call it home.  Payne also discusses the creative thread that connects his music, his photography and his writing.  http://www.musiciansspotlight.org

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Musician's Spotlight
11:24 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Winter Holiday Special

12/24/13 - John Floridis hosts a holiday retrospective edition of "Musician's Spotlight," featuring music by artists who have appeared on the show during the past ten-and-a-half years. 

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Masters of Irish Rhythm 'n Tears
8:00 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Karan Casey & John Doyle

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"Musician's Spotlight," Tuesday, September 24th, 2013: Two of the most respected names in Irish acoustic music, guitarist John Doyle and vocalist Karan Casey,  sat down with host John Floridis at the 2013 Montana Folk Festival in Butte for a "kitchen concert" and chat.

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Musician's Spotlight
8:54 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

The Wailin' Jennys

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Musician's Spotlight, Tuesday, December 10th: Prairie Home Companion favorites, Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse - a.k.a. The Wailin' Jennys - return to "Musician's Spotlight," hosted by John Floridis. http://www.musiciansspotlight.org

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Fado Runs Through Her Veins
8:36 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Nathalie Pires

Musician's Spotlight, September 3rd and November 26th, 2013: Nathalie Pires

Her father named her after a Julio Iglesias song, but it was the mysterious sounds of Fado music, from her family's homeland of Portugal, that captivated young Jersey girl  Nathalie Pires and inspired her musical career, bringing Fado's soaring melodies and dramatic stories to audiences across the globe.

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