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

Shaun and Jamie Carrier of The Lucky Valentines met playing tunes at a fundraiser in Fort Benton, Montana. Cupid’s arrow pierced them and their shared love of classical music, rock ‘n roll, alt-country, blues, indie, Christian and folk music.

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.

We're celebrating the life and music of Leonard Bernstein on MTPR this week.

How well do you know Bernstein? Take our Leonard Bernstein quiz to put your knowledge to the test.

The energetic and thrilling sounds of American composer Leonard Bernstein have influenced much of our listening experience and music-making today. Join MTPR August 20-26 as we commemorate the 100th birthday of the composer, conductor, performer, educator, and humanitarian.

Bernstein 100 Week schedule on Montana Public Radio:

Tune in to the "Psychedelic Circus" from 10 p.m. to midnight Friday, August 17, on your radio or online, only on Montana Public Radio.
Brook Trout

The "Psychedelic Circus" returns Friday, August 17 with a stash of musical gems from the classic years of psychedelia. This month the show will feature selections by The Spike Drivers, that obscure Detroit psychedelic band who should have made it big, but instead got lost in the Motor City ozone.