The Montana Folk Festival is coming up July 13 - 15 in Butte, and you can listen live on Montana Public Radio!
Don't miss the excitement of one of the largest free outdoor music festivals in the Northwest. Tune in live on MTPR Friday and Saturday for music from the Original Stage, including Wylie & The Wild West, Annika Chambers, Treme Brass band, the Fairfield Four, and more!
We heard music from all over the country and the world during the 2017 Montana Folk Festival. Consider this the highlight reel from MTPR's live broadcasts from the festival.
In the first hour, you'll hear Cajun and Acadian music from Bruce Daigrepont of Metarie, LA; the North Carolina-based gospel brass shout band, Cedric Mangum and Company; and the Ethiopian jazz of Washington, D.C.'s Feedel Band. In the second half of the program, we'll feature reggae from Seattle-based Clinton Fearon and the Boogie Brown Band; Chicago blues from Toronzo Cannon; and the Texas-style triple-fiddles and harmonies of The Quebe Sisters.
Suzanne Santo's Americana-Noir Debut Purrs And Broods ("Musician's Spotlight," June 14, 2018)
Suzanne Santo, the fiddling, banjo-playing frontwoman for the duo HoneyHoney, lays out genre-crossing, self-penned songs on her first solo recording, “Ruby Red.” A reviewer described HoneyHoney’s first album as “taking its cue from Appalachian folk, country ballads, jazz and Quentin Tarantino films.”
Lose your mind with us as we trip along the edge of sanity! The Psychedelic Circus features a reprise of our popular January 2015 show, Psychiatric Psychedelica, Friday, June 15 at 10 p.m. Listen on your radio or online at mtpr.org.
Malcolm Holcombe: A Southern, Guitar-Playing 'Bard Of Broken Hearts' ("Musician's Spotlight," June 7 and August 23, 2018)
In August 2017, on his way to Missoula's River City Roots Festival, Malcolm Holcombe, a troubadour of "hill-country high poetry," stopped by MTPR to record a few tunes and visit with host John Floridis.