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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Violinist, guitarist, mandolinist and composer Mark O'Connor returns to Musician's Spotlight to visit with host John Floridis and reflect on his fo...

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  • Added: May 18, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Grammy Award nominated harpist and composer Brandee Younger joins host John Floridis by phone from Harlem to discuss her most recent recording "Unr...

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  • Added: May 01, 2022
  • Length: 59:16
  • Purchases: 2
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Oliver Wood of the Grammy Nominated Americana band The Wood Brothers returns to Musician's Spotlight to talk with host John Floridis about his firs...

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  • Added: Apr 25, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Assembled and led by Cuban vocalist José “Pepito” Gómez, Orquesta Akokán is a big band collective of the finest musicians on the island, both young...

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  • Added: Apr 18, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Multiple Grammy Award winning multi-instrumentalist and singer songwriter Sarah Jarosz returns to Spotlight by phone to visit with host John Florid...

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  • Added: Apr 06, 2022
  • Length: 58:32
  • Purchases: 2
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Legendary Irish American multi-instrumentalist, folklorist and historian Mick Moloney joins host John Floridis...by phone from Bangkok! Mick has de...

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  • Added: Mar 20, 2022
  • Length: 58:31
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Together they're The Growling Old Men, individually they are Ben Winship and John Lowell, and they're two first rate musicians in every sense of th...

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  • Added: Feb 23, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Pianist and composer Danaë Vlasse brings her unique French-Greek heritage full circle after the award winning recording "Poeme" with her newest pro...

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  • Added: Feb 09, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Multiple Grammy Award nominee and multiple winner of several Blues Music Award Awards, singer songwriter Ruthie Foster visits with host John Florid...

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  • Added: Jan 17, 2022
  • Length: 59:16
  • Purchases: 2
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World renowned Nouveau Flamenco guitarist and multiple Grammy Award nominated recording artist Ottmar Liebert joins host John Floridis to discuss h...

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  • Added: Jan 12, 2022
  • Length: 59:16
  • Purchases: 2
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Grammy award-winning songwriter and musician Aoife O'Donovan is one of the most sought-after singers and songwriters of her generation. She has rel...

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  • Added: Dec 07, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Defying convention and boundaries, Time For Three stands at the busy intersection of Americana, modern pop, and classical music. To experience Time...

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  • Added: Nov 29, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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"When the anesthesia wore off, I looked up hazily at my parents and my doctors. and tried to piece together any memory of my life.” Legendary jazz ...

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  • Added: Nov 16, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Pianist and singer Jon Cleary visits with host John Floridis and discussed his several decade musical journey. Born in the rural British village of...

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  • Added: Nov 07, 2021
  • Length: 58:31
  • Purchases: 2
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Violinist Randall Goosby’s much anticipated debut recording is featured along with conversation with host John Floridis on the next Musician’s Spot...

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  • Added: Nov 01, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Born in Tul­sa, Okla­homa Joy is a mem­ber of the Mvskoke Nation and belongs to Oce Vpofv (Hick­o­ry Ground). She joined host John Floridis in conv...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Violinist Karla Donehew Perez always wanted to be in a quartet as opposed to a symphonic player or soloist. She got her wish and much more as a fou...

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  • Added: Sep 04, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Renowned jazz singer and pianist/composer and Guggenheim Award Winner Patricia Barber joins Musician’s Spotlight to talk about her most recent reco...

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  • Added: Aug 22, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Multi-instrumentalist and singer songwriter Suzanne Santo returns to the program to visit with host John Floridis about her brand new release “Yard...

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  • Added: Jul 30, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Mandolin virtuoso and vocalist Jacob Jolliff returns to Musician’s Spotlight with music from his solo project The Jacob Jolliff Band and their mos...

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  • Added: Jul 16, 2021
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3