Musician's Spotlight

Eight Videos of Eight Songs in Eight Weeks
8:00 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Luke Dowler

August 20th and October 29th, 2013: "I always write each song as if were my last,” says Kalispell songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Luke Dowler, whose soulful delivery and raw honesty are are exemplified by the "8 in 8" project, for which Luke wrote, recorded and released eight videos of eight new songs in eight weeks.

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Musician's Spotlight
8:00 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Ivan and Alyosha

July 23rd and October 22nd, 2013:  Seattle based folk-pop, indie-rock band Ivan and Alyosha derive their band name from Dostoyevsky, but their music is accessible as American pie. Their adventurous playing and writing aims for the highest common denominator. http://www.musiciansspotlight.org

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Identical Folkies, Twin Quirkiness
11:19 am
Sat October 12, 2013

The Shook Twins

Laurie and Katelyn Shook

10/15/13: 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

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Son of a Preacherman
8:00 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Josh Harty

7/16/13 and 10/8/13: The son of a North Dakota preacher/police chief, Josh Harty's storytelling and musicianship have become a must-hear for those who keep American country, blues and folk music close to their hearts. http://www.musiciansspotlight.org

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Musician's Spotlight
3:31 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Bill Payne

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"Musician's Spotlight," 10/1/13: Bill Payne

One of the founding members of the legendary rock band Little Feat, keyboardist Bill Payne visits with John backstage before a performance at the Top Hat Lounge in Missoula.  Payne discusses the creative thread that runs between his music, his photography and his writing as well as his connection to Montana and how he came to call it home. http://www.musiciansspotlight.org

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Masters of Irish Rhythm 'n Tears
8:00 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Karan Casey & John Doyle

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"Musician's Spotlight," Tuesday, September 24th, 2013: Two of the most respected names in Irish acoustic music, guitarist John Doyle and vocalist Karan Casey,  sat down with host John Floridis at the 2013 Montana Folk Festival in Butte for a "kitchen concert" and chat.

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"The Southern Fireball"
8:00 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Nikki Hill

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7/9/13 and 9/17/13 - With a mix of vintage soul, blues and R&B, singer Nikki Hill reminds us why we love rock 'n roll. Originally from Durham, North Carolina, Nikki's hot and funky guitar band is building a name for itself across the U.S. and Europe. www.musiciansspotlight.org

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The Wailin' Jennys
7:04 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

The Wailin' Jennys

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Musician's Spotlight, Tuesday, September 10th: Prairie Home Companion favorites, Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse - a.k.a. The Wailin' Jennys - return to "Musician's Spotlight," hosted by John Floridis. http://www.musiciansspotlight.org

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Musician's Spotlight
2:04 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Nathalie Pires

Musician's Spotlight, September 3rd, 2013: Nathalie Pires

Her father named her after a Julio Iglesias song, but it was the mysterious sounds of Fado music, from her family's homeland of Portugal, that captivated young "Jersey girl" Nathalie Pires and inspired her musical career, bringing Fado's soaring melodies and dramatic stories to audiences across the globe.

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