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

The chances are pretty good that if a country record had some distinctive guitar licks on it, anytime from the early '50s through the 1970s, they were played by Grady Martin.

Please share your thoughts so we can air your remembrances on a Leonard Bernstein special this August.

What has the music of Leonard Bernstein meant to you? You can help us commemorate Bernstein's 100th birthday on the radio. Leave a message at (406) 243-4366 and your comments may be broadcast during "Bernstein 100 Week," August 20-26, 2018.

After Mercury and Grammy nominations and 10 years of platinum-selling albums and chart-topping songs, Scottish musician and soundtrack composer KT Tunstall was tired of the spotlight and ready to leave professional music. Then, in 2012, her father, a physicist at the University of St. Andrews, died.

The Wood Brothers.
Alysse Gafkjen

From childhood, Chris and Oliver Wood grew up hearing their dad's renditions of American roots music and their mother's poetry. They both became musicians: Oliver wrote songs and formed the blues/funk/r & b/country band, King Johnson, while Chris became a jazz bassist and co-founded the avant-groove trio, Medeski, Martin and Wood.

In this hour-long edition of Musician's Spotlight, Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen drop by to reminisce with guest host Michael Marsolek about performing, recording, and creatively coping with the rapidly-changing music industry. The fast friends are renowned Texas folk singer-songwriters and former Texas A & M roommates, as well as musical contemporaries.

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