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, 60 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, Bonnie Raitt, Ben Harper, Iron and Wine, The Emerson Quartet, Judy Collins, Bela Fleck, Grace Potter, Lyle Lovett, Wilco, Brandi Carlile, Daryl Jones of the Rolling Stones, The Cowboy Junkies, Richard Thompson, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Bruce Cockburn, Shawn Colvin, Edgar Winter, KT Tunstall, 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.
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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, Bonnie Raitt, Ben Harper, Iron and Wine, The Emerson Quartet, Judy Collins, Bela Fleck, Grace Potter, Lyle Lovett, Wilco, Brandi Carlile, Daryl Jones of the Rolling Stones, The Cowboy Junkies, Richard Thompson, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Bruce Cockburn, Shawn Colvin, Edgar Winter, KT Tunstall, The Kronos Quartet, Marc Cohn and Chris Hillman of the Byrds along with talented Montana artists like Jeni Flemming, Tom Catmull, Martha Scanlan,... Show full description


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Bill Harley is one of America’s most beloved storytellers and children’s entertainers. He’s released over 30 recordings. He received two Grammy Awa...

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  • Added: May 17, 2024
  • Length: 58:31
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Acclaimed singer songwriter Martha Scanlan is welcomed back to Musician's Spotlight to talk about her most recent recordings "Save It For Later" an...

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  • Added: Apr 23, 2024
  • Length: 59:16
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Singer, songwriter, composer Kora virtuoso Sona Jobarteh visits with host John Floridis on this edition of Musician's Spotlight. Sona is a master...

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  • Added: Apr 06, 2024
  • Length: 58:31
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Acclaimed concert violinist Kerson Leong visits with host John Floridis to talk about his career and recordings ahead of an appearance in Montana i...

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  • Added: Apr 03, 2024
  • Length: 58:31
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Hailing from the Flathead Valley of Montana, fiddler and singer songwriter Hannah King makes her debut on Musician's Spotlight. Born in Pennsylvan...

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  • Added: Mar 29, 2024
  • Length: 58:34
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One of the very finest Irish fiddlers in the world, Eileen Ivers returns to Musician's Spotlight after first being on the program over two decades ...

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  • Added: Mar 04, 2024
  • Length: 59:16
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Renowned Irish American fiddler Winifred Hora returns to Musician's Spotlight to talk about her most recent project Reverie Road. Along with former...

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  • Added: Feb 26, 2024
  • Length: 58:30
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World renowned and multiple Grammy Nominated saxophonist Joshua Redman makes his first appearance on Musician's Spotlight. Joshua talks about his n...

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  • Added: Feb 21, 2024
  • Length: 58:31
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Redd Volkaert the honky tonk legend, the master of the Telecaster makes his first apperance on Musician's Spotlight. The interview touches on his s...

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  • Added: Feb 14, 2024
  • Length: 59:16
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Missoula based jazz singer and song interpreter Patti Nolan joins host John Floridis for her first visit to Musician's Spotlight. Born in Seattle,...

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  • Added: Jan 16, 2024
  • Length: 59:14
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World renowned bass guitarist and composer Victor Wooten returns to Musician's Spotlight for a conversation with host John Floridis Hear some new ...

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  • Added: Jan 10, 2024
  • Length: 58:31
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The Portland Cello Project returns to Musician's Spotlight, and this time they are joined by frequent collaborator singer Saeeda Wright. Doug Jenki...

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  • Added: Dec 11, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
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Saxophonist and composer Loren Stillman returns to Musician's Spotlight. NY Times says Loren “communicates great intensity without a lot of drama…a...

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  • Added: Nov 25, 2023
  • Length: 58:31
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Guitarist and singer songwriter Carey Morin makes his first appearance on Musician's Spotlight, bringing his Roots-infused Native Americana." Born...

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  • Added: Nov 25, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
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Multiple Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter song interpreter Joan Osborne visits with host John Floridis to talk about her four decade career ...

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  • Added: Nov 06, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
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Grammy Award winning singer songwriter Suzy Bogguss joins host John Floridis on this Musician's Spotlight. Through her four decade career that has ...

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2023
  • Length: 58:42
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A much anticipated Musician's Spotlight with the Fanoos Ensemble. Tune in to hear their remarkable story, told in music and words: The story of the...

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2023
  • Length: 58:31
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Dynamic singer songwriter Martin Sexton returns to Musician's Spotlight to check in since his last visit in 2017. He talks about how the music of t...

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  • Added: Oct 10, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Stefan and Kerrie Szabo of National Park Radio visit with host John Floridis. Stefan and Kerrie discuss the origins of the group and how Kerrie bec...

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  • Added: Sep 26, 2023
  • Length: 58:30
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Saxophonist and composer Branford Marsalis visits with host John Floridis to talk about his 40 year career as a performer, recording artist, actor ...

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  • Added: Sep 13, 2023
  • Length: 58:31
  • Purchases: 3