As part of Montana Public Radio's "Honor, Hope and Healing" Week, Musician's Spotlight highlights two individuals, each part of a family musical dynasty, who didn't survive 2020.
First, Justin Townes Earle, singer-songwriter and purveyor of honest American stories, who died on August 20, 2020, age 38, of an accidental overdose of fentanyl-laced cocaine. Second, a visit with the great jazz pianist and teacher, Ellis Marsalis, who died from complications of Covid-19 at age 85 in his hometown of New Orleans on April 1, 2020. (Broadcast: Musician's Spotlight, 12/8/20. Listen on the radio Tuesdays, 7 p.m., or via podcast.)