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.


84 Pieces

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New York based drummer/composer/bandleader Allison Miller has been creating a buzz for her work over the last decade having been named “Rising Star...

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  • Added: Oct 16, 2018
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Though born in Michigan, pianist/guitarist and composer George Winston was formed as a man and as a musician growing up in Miles City, Montana insp...

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  • Added: Sep 25, 2018
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 1
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One of the most respected bass guitarists in popular music, Nathan East is also a producer and writer who has collaborated with an all-star caliber...

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  • Added: Sep 18, 2018
  • Length: 29:40
  • Purchases: 1
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Born in Azerbaijan and now based in New York, pianist and composer Amina Figarova brings her exotic and exquisitely written explorations in jazz to...

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  • Added: Sep 04, 2018
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 1
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The Lucky Valentines are Fort Benton, Montana native songwriters Shaun and Jamie Carrier. Their music has been described as “stirring” Americana, ...

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  • Added: Aug 29, 2018
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 1
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A native of Connecticut, multi-instrumentalist, teacher and entrepreneur Erica von Kleist began her career as a saxophonist and flautist in the New...

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  • Added: Aug 08, 2018
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Betsayda Machado is the voice of Venezuela. Raised in the small village of El Clavo in the region of Barlovento, her recent rural recordings with...

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  • Added: Jul 11, 2018
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Victor Wooten is generally regarded as the most accomplished bass guitarist of his generation and is one of the founding member of the multiple Gra...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2018
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Suzanne Santo, the front-woman, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist for the popular Americana/Roots-rock duo HoneyHoney sets out on her own in suppo...

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  • Added: Jun 11, 2018
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 1
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A “songwriter’s songwriter” by any standard and a musical voice of the verdant Southeastern United States, Malcolm Holcomb stopped by the studios o...

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  • Added: May 30, 2018
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Brothers Oliver and Chris Wood pursued their successful musical journeys separately until their mother’s battle with and subsequent death from ALS ...

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  • Added: May 15, 2018
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Sarah Watkins, Aoife O’Donovan and Sara Jarosz all had successful solo careers on their own before forming the acoustic music supergroup I’m With H...

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  • Added: Apr 26, 2018
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 2
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In 2014 Scottish born singer songwriter and live looping artist KT Tunstall had had enough of “fame” and was on the verge of pulling the plug on he...

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  • Added: Mar 30, 2018
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 1
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It has always been a political act, a practice in strength and defiance, to be a woman and a bandleader, a female electric guitarist and composer, ...

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  • Added: Mar 12, 2018
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Whitefish, Montana based multi-instumentalist and songwriter of a blend of indie rock, pop and soul Luke Dowler returns to Musician’s Spotlight for...

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  • Added: Mar 05, 2018
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Fiddler and mulit-insturmentalist Darol Anger, one of the founding fathers of "New Grass" and "Dawg Grass" returns to Musician's Spotlight with The...

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  • Added: Feb 21, 2018
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Seattle based songwriter Noah Gundersen talks with host John Floridis about his newest recording "White Noise." The singer's emotive vocals have dr...

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  • Added: Feb 12, 2018
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Helena, Montana based recording artist, multi-instrumentalist and singer songwriter Daved Casey returns to Musician’s Spotlight, this time with his...

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  • Added: Jan 22, 2018
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 2
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For over a decade Sam Beam has been creating music as Iron & Wine. Through the course of five albums, numerous EPs and singles, and the initial vol...

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  • Added: Jan 12, 2018
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Three time Grammy Award winning multi-instrumentalist and singer songwriter Ben Harper met up with host John Floridis to talk shop at the Big Sky A...

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  • Added: Jan 08, 2018
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 2