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

1/27/2014 - David Sam hosts our Monday Special – Indigenous Expression. Indigenous music and words from around the world. Expressions from where we’ve been to where we’re going.

Liam Ó Maonlaí

Jan 24, 2014

"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.

Joel Fan and The Helena Symphony

Jan 17, 2014

Michael Marsolek talks with pianist Joel Fan about Fan's performance with the Helena Symphony on Saturday, January 25th, 2014, 7:30pm, in the Helena Civic Center. The piano soloist will perform in two of the evening's three works:

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4.

Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1

Tumbledown House

Jan 16, 2014

1/13/2014 - Tumbledown House

http://livefromthedivide.com

Tune in for a special program dedicated to the memory of the late Donald Byrd. Byrd's classic trumpet graced albums by many of the modern greats of the 1950's '60's, from Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, Horace Silver, George Wallington, Jackie McLean, two-trum pet albums with both Art Farmer and Lee Morgan, as well as being one of the few trumpet players that John Coltrane chose to record with in his own sessions as a leader.

The Shook Twins

Jan 10, 2014

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

Looking back on 2013, some great jazz music came out, but we also lost some amazing performers. Tune in tonight to hear a collage of music from some of those we lost, including Donald Byrd, Frank Wess, Mulgrew Miller, Marian McPartland, Jim Hall and Yusef Lateef. In the coming weeks, we'll take a closer look at several of these artists we've missed along the way, with full specials dedicated to Donald Byrd, Frank Wess and Yusef Lateef.

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014: The first Tuesday of each month, the first hour of "The Folk Show" features Stan Howe's program, from 2:06-3:05pm. For January, Stan presents his favorites of 2013: Texas-style fiddlers from Montana, Idaho (and even Texas); classic and modern cowboy and Western Swing songs; a star-studded Nashville picking band; and Vince Gill's take on the Bakersfield sound.

Robben Ford

Jan 3, 2014

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.

Monday, January 6th, 7:30-8:30pm:

In honor of the new year, host Allen Secher dons the rose-colored glasses for an hour of optimistic songs, including "The Best is Yet To Come," "Feeling Groovy," "Young At Heart," "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'."

"You Must Remember This" airs the first Monday of each month as a Monday Music Special.

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