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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Born in from the unique Gullah culture of the sea islands of South Carolina, Ranky Tanky bring a sumptuous blend of jazz, folk and gospel musical f...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: May 09, 2021
  • Length: 29:34
  • Purchases: 1
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Born in from the unique Gullah culture of the sea islands of South Carolina, Ranky Tanky bring a sumptuous blend of jazz, folk and gospel musical f...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: May 09, 2021
  • Length: 29:05
  • Purchases: 1
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Sometimes an artist sets out to compose something of one nature, but the muse insists on something entirely different to come forth. Such was the c...

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


  • Added: Apr 16, 2021
  • Length: 29:34
  • Purchases: 3
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Sometimes an artist sets out to compose something of one nature, but the muse insists on something entirely different to come forth. Such was the c...

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


  • Added: Apr 16, 2021
  • Length: 29:05
  • Purchases: 4
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One of the most acclaimed violinists of her generation, Hilary Hahn returns to Musician’s Spotlight and visits by phone with host John Floridis. Th...

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


  • Added: Apr 11, 2021
  • Length: 29:34
  • Purchases: 3
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One of the most acclaimed violinists of her generation, Hilary Hahn returns to Musician’s Spotlight and visits by phone with host John Floridis. Th...

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


  • Added: Apr 11, 2021
  • Length: 29:05
  • Purchases: 3
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When Duane Betts and Devon Allman decided to join musical forces they knew the weight that their last names carried. The sons of legendary rock mus...

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


  • Added: Mar 20, 2021
  • Length: 29:35
  • Purchases: 4
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When Duane Betts and Devon Allman decided to join musical forces they knew the weight that their last names carried. The sons of legendary rock mus...

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


  • Added: Mar 20, 2021
  • Length: 29:04
  • Purchases: 4
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Multiple Grammy Award winning songwriter Shawn Colvin returns by phone from Austin, Texas to Musician’s Spotlight for a conversation with host John...

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


  • Added: Mar 13, 2021
  • Length: 29:33
  • Purchases: 5
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Multiple Grammy Award winning songwriter Shawn Colvin returns by phone from Austin, Texas to Musician’s Spotlight for a conversation with host John...

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


  • Added: Mar 13, 2021
  • Length: 29:04
  • Purchases: 5
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Host John Floridis talks with American Patchwork Quartet Clay group members Ross and Falu Shah by phone in an interview recorded in July, 2020. A...

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


  • Added: Mar 01, 2021
  • Length: 29:34
  • Purchases: 4
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Host John Floridis talks with American Patchwork Quartet Clay group members Ross and Falu Shah by phone in an interview recorded in July, 2020. A...

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


  • Added: Mar 01, 2021
  • Length: 29:04
  • Purchases: 4
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Pianist/composer Chad Lawson joins host John Floridis by phone from his home in Charlotte, North Carolina. Chad talks about his most recent release...

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


  • Added: Feb 12, 2021
  • Length: 29:34
  • Purchases: 5
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Pianist/composer Chad Lawson joins host John Floridis by phone from his home in Charlotte, North Carolina. Chad talks about his most recent release...

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


  • Added: Feb 12, 2021
  • Length: 29:04
  • Purchases: 5
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From her home in New Orleans, Louisiana Grammy nominated vocalist Cyrille Aimée joins host John Floridis by phone for a conversation about her uniq...

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


  • Added: Jan 29, 2021
  • Length: 29:35
  • Purchases: 5
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From her home in New Orleans, Louisiana Grammy nominated vocalist Cyrille Aimée joins host John Floridis by phone for a conversation about her uniq...

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


  • Added: Jan 29, 2021
  • Length: 29:04
  • Purchases: 5
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One of the most acclaimed classical guitarists of her generation, multiple Grammy Award winner Sharon Isbin returns to Musician’s Spotlight. Though...

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


  • Added: Jan 16, 2021
  • Length: 29:34
  • Purchases: 4
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One of the most acclaimed classical guitarists of her generation, multiple Grammy Award winner Sharon Isbin returns to Musician’s Spotlight. Though...

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


  • Added: Jan 16, 2021
  • Length: 29:04
  • Purchases: 4
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Bassist and vocalist Bridget Kearney of Lake Street Dive joins host John Floridis in conversation, calling in to the show from her basement studio ...

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


  • Added: Jan 08, 2021
  • Length: 29:34
  • Purchases: 5
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Bassist and vocalist Bridget Kearney of Lake Street Dive joins host John Floridis in conversation, calling in to the show from her basement studio ...

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


  • Added: Jan 07, 2021
  • Length: 29:04
  • Purchases: 5