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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Pianist, songwriter, singer and master arranger Laila Biali visits with host John Floridis by phone from Toronto, Ontario. With her world tour to s...

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


  • Added: May 20, 2020
  • Length: 29:34
  • Purchases: 3
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Pianist, songwriter, singer and master arranger Laila Biali visits with host John Floridis by phone from Toronto, Ontario. With her world tour to s...

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


  • Added: May 20, 2020
  • Length: 29:03
  • Purchases: 3
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Host John Floridis speaks by phone with Jay Cobb Anderson of the band Fruition, the first interview of a band or artist that was scheduled to come ...

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


  • Added: May 12, 2020
  • Length: 29:33
  • Purchases: 4
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Host John Floridis speaks by phone with Jay Cobb Anderson of the band Fruition, the first interview of a band or artist that was scheduled to come ...

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


  • Added: May 12, 2020
  • Length: 29:04
  • Purchases: 4
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One of the most celebrated Irish musicians of his generation, multi-instrumentalist and composer Seamus Egan returns for a visit with host John Flo...

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


  • Added: May 08, 2020
  • Length: 29:35
  • Purchases: 4
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Multi-instrumentalist and composer Seamus Egan returns for a visit with host John Floridis to talk about his newest group The Seamus Egan Project a...

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  • Added: May 08, 2020
  • Length: 29:05
  • Purchases: 4
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Drummer, composer and band leader Matt Wilson is a bit of a "cover boy" in jazz with featured stories and rave reviews of his work listed in Downbe...

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


  • Added: Mar 21, 2020
  • Length: 29:34
  • Purchases: 5
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Drummer, composer and band leader Matt Wilson is a bit of a "cover boy" in jazz with featured stories and rave reviews of his work listed in Downbe...

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


  • Added: Mar 21, 2020
  • Length: 29:04
  • Purchases: 5
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How could a freak accident during a Kung Fu class change the life of a concert pianist? Hailed by the London Times as "a pianist of powerful physic...

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


  • Added: Mar 12, 2020
  • Length: 29:34
  • Purchases: 4
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How could a freak accident during a Kung Fu class change the life of a concert pianist? Hailed by the London Times as "a pianist of powerful physic...

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


  • Added: Mar 12, 2020
  • Length: 29:04
  • Purchases: 4
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A visit by phone with singer songwriter Colin Hay from Men at Work prior to his March 2020 concert in Missoula, Montana at the Wilma Theater.

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 02, 2020
  • Length: 07:03
  • Purchases: 1
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Andy Dunnigan and Matt Cornette of the Missoula, Montana based band Lil Smokies make a return visit to Musician' Spotlight and talk with host John ...

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


  • Added: Feb 24, 2020
  • Length: 29:34
  • Purchases: 4
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Andy Dunnigan and Matt Cornette of the Missoula, Montana based band Lil Smokies make a return visit to Musician' Spotlight and talk with host John ...

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


  • Added: Feb 24, 2020
  • Length: 29:06
  • Purchases: 4
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A short preview of the International Guitar Night 20th anniversary tour with an interview with guitarist Mike Dawes

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 06, 2020
  • Length: 06:37
  • Purchases: 2
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Since its beginnings in the late 1990s, the Hot Club of Cowtown’s star has continued to rise as its reputation for jaw-dropping virtuosity and unfo...

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


  • Added: Jan 17, 2020
  • Length: 29:34
  • Purchases: 4
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Since its beginnings in the late 1990s, the Hot Club of Cowtown’s star has continued to rise as its reputation for jaw-dropping virtuosity and unfo...

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


  • Added: Jan 17, 2020
  • Length: 29:05
  • Purchases: 4
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Internationally known cellist Amit Peled was raised on a kibbutz in Israel and began playing the cello at age 10. Measuring in at 6’5” he originall...

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


  • Added: Jan 13, 2020
  • Length: 29:35
  • Purchases: 4
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Internationally known cellist Amit Peled was raised on a kibbutz in Israel and began playing the cello at age 10. Measuring in at 6’5” he originall...

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


  • Added: Jan 13, 2020
  • Length: 29:05
  • Purchases: 4
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To wrap up the 2019 broadcast year, a winter holiday special featuring music with themes of Christmas, journeys of darkness into light and songs of...

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


  • Added: Dec 20, 2019
  • Length: 29:34
  • Purchases: 4
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To wrap up the 2019 broadcast year, a winter holiday special featuring music with themes of Christmas, journeys of darkness into light and songs of...

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


  • Added: Dec 20, 2019
  • Length: 29:04
  • Purchases: 3