Musician's Spotlight

Series produced by John Floridis

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Voted "Best Non-Commercial Program" by the Montana Broadcaster's Association, Musician's Spotlight is a weekly, prerecorded, 30 minute program featuring music and conversation by a wide range of musicians and groups. The program is hosted and produced by John Floridis, in association with Montana Public Radio.

Today's most talented and compelling musicians visit Musician's Spotlight to "talk shop" and give you a deeper insight into their music. Host and producer John Floridis brings his own musical expertise along with over a decade and a half of experience conducting interviews.

Guests on the show have included legendary musicians like B.B King, Alison Krauss, Lyle Lovett, Wilco, Brandi Carlile, Daryl Jones of the Rolling Stones, The Cowboy Junkies, Richard Thompson, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Bruce Cockburn, Shawn Colvin, The Kronos Quartet, Marc Cohn and Chris Hillman of the Byrds along with talented Montana artists like Jeni Flemming, Tom Catmull, Martha Scanlan, John Dunnigan, Jenn Adams, Jack Gladstone and Eden Atwood.


116 Pieces

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Andrew Davie and Kevin Jones of the English folk rock outfit Bear’s Den swung by MTPR studios in the spring of 2019 before a show at Missoula’s Top...

Bought by WMUU-LP, KMXT, and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 18, 2019
  • Length: 29:04
  • Purchases: 3
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Andrew Davie and Kevin Jones of the English folk rock outfit Bear’s Den swung by MTPR studios in the spring of 2019 before a show at Missoula’s Top...

Bought by WMUU-LP, KMXT, and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 17, 2019
  • Length: 29:34
  • Purchases: 3
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Host John Floridis visits with Gabriella Quintero of Rodrigo y Gabriella the world renowned Mexican Nuevo Flamenco” duo. “Gabby” talks about the ma...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio and KMXT


  • Added: Oct 07, 2019
  • Length: 29:34
  • Purchases: 2
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Host John Floridis visits with Gabriella Quintero of Rodrigo y Gabriella the world renowned Mexican Nuevo Flamenco” duo. “Gabby” talks about the ma...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio and KMXT


  • Added: Oct 07, 2019
  • Length: 29:04
  • Purchases: 2
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A two part encore broadcast featuring musicians who consistently push themselves and the boundaries of the music they perform and compose. Piano an...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 29, 2019
  • Length: 29:04
  • Purchases: 2
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A two part encore broadcast featuring musicians who consistently push themselves and the boundaries of the music they perform and compose. Piano an...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 29, 2019
  • Length: 29:35
  • Purchases: 2
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Host John Floridis sat down to talk shop with Al Obando from the Garifuna Collective at the 2019 Montana Folk Festival to lean about the unique cul...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 29:04
  • Purchases: 2
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Host John Floridis sat down to talk shop with Al Obando from the Garifuna Collective at the 2019 Montana Folk Festival to lean about the unique cul...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 29:34
  • Purchases: 2
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Iraqi-American musician and composer Rahim AlHaj has traveled a musical and life journey that few could imagine. A virtuoso of the Oud (the grandfa...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Iraqi-American musician and composer Rahim AlHaj has traveled a musical and life journey that few could imagine. A virtuoso of the Oud (the grandfa...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Groundbreaking Australian-American songwriter and multi-instrumentalist John Butler returns to Musician’s Spotlight to visit with host John Floridi...

Bought by WMUU-LP, KMXT, RadioFreePalmer, and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 29:06
  • Purchases: 4
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Groundbreaking Australian-American songwriter and multi-instrumentalist John Butler returns to Musician’s Spotlight to visit with host John Floridi...

Bought by WMUU-LP, KMXT, RadioFreePalmer, and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 29:35
  • Purchases: 4
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This is the introduction of the new hour long format for Musician’s Spotlight. For now over three decades Ani DiFranco has blazed trails musically,...

Bought by WMUU-LP, KMXT, and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 01, 2019
  • Length: 29:19
  • Purchases: 3
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This is the introduction of the new hour long format for Musician’s Spotlight. For now over three decades Ani DiFranco has blazed trails musically,...

Bought by WMUU-LP, KMXT, and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 01, 2019
  • Length: 29:19
  • Purchases: 3
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Singer and composer extraordinaire Moira Smiley returns to Musician’s Spotlight on the heels of her most recent album “Unzip The Horizon” as well a...

Bought by WMUU-LP, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, and KMXT


  • Added: Jun 25, 2019
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Missoula based singer songwriter and Montana honky tonk legend Russ Nasset returns to Musician’s Spotlight for a chat with host John Floridis. Whet...

Bought by WMUU-LP, KMXT, and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 12, 2019
  • Length: 29:32
  • Purchases: 3
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How many musicians can lay claim to being not only a first class jazz pianist but the foremost virtuoso of the diatonic harmonica? Grammy winner Ho...

Bought by WMUU-LP, KMXT, and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: May 29, 2019
  • Length: 29:32
  • Purchases: 3
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An artist who literally need no introduction, the legendary singer and songwriter and Grammy Award winner Judy Collins visits with host John Florid...

Bought by WMUU-LP, KMXT, and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: May 15, 2019
  • Length: 29:33
  • Purchases: 3
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Kristin Korb jumped ahead of the game in a musical sense, when she took up the advice of one of her college professors to take up singing along wit...

Bought by WMUU-LP, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, and KMXT


  • Added: May 06, 2019
  • Length: 29:32
  • Purchases: 3
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"When the anesthesia wore off, I looked up hazily at my parents and his doctors. and tried to piece together any memory of my life.” Legendary jazz...

Bought by KMXT, WMUU-LP, and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 24, 2019
  • Length: 29:32
  • Purchases: 3