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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.


66 Pieces

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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...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 12, 2018
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 1
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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...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 08, 2018
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 1
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John Lenti's playing on theorbo, lute, archlute, and baroque guitar has been described as “a joy to behold” (Seattle Times) and praised for its “nu...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 10, 2017
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Ellis Marsalis is regarded by many as the premier modern jazz pianist in New Orleans. His legacy as a music educator and as the father of several w...

Bought by KGLT and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 13, 2017
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Between the potency of his richly detailed songwriting, his intensely emotional, soulful vocals and his piercing, expert guitar work, New Orleans’ ...

Bought by KGLT and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 06, 2017
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Originally from the reggae capitol of Kingston, Jamaica Clinton Fearon found a new home for his music in Seattle, Washington as well as a unique co...

Bought by KGLT, KBBI, and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 31, 2017
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Missoula, Montana recording artist Andrea Harsell returns to the program to discuss her most recent album “Something For The Pain” and how she’s ca...

  • Added: Oct 08, 2017
  • Length: :46
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At only 24 years of age, Oklahoma native Parker Millsap is quickly making a name for himself with his captivating live performances, soulful sound,...

Bought by KGLT and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 03, 2017
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 2
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The Canadian folk-rock legends return for their second visit to Musician’s Spotlight. This time Michael Timmins sits down to talk shop with host Jo...

Bought by KGLT and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 22, 2017
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Missoula, Montana recording artist Andrea Harsell returns to the program to discuss her most recent album “Something For The Pain” and how she’s ca...

Bought by KGLT and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 09, 2017
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Part two of John Floridis’ visit with the legendary singer and guitarist Bonnie Raitt. Bonnie discusses her career including her collaborations wit...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio and KGLT


  • Added: Sep 02, 2017
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Multiple Grammy award winning singer and guitarist Bonnie Raitt joins host John Floridis to discuss her most recent album “Dig In Deep” and reflect...

Bought by KGLT and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 30, 2017
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Known across the western region for her work with the bluegrass burners Broken Valley Roadshow as well as the music and spoken word collaboration p...

Bought by KGLT and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 26, 2017
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Trombonist and composer Naomi Moon Siegel made the move from Seattle, Wa. to Missoula and has been carving out her own piece of Montana’s musical s...

Bought by KGLT and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 19, 2017
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Violinist, composer and singer songwriter Gaelynn Lea produces 21st century music in a style rooted in classical, Celtic and traditional folk. The ...

Bought by KGLT and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 13, 2017
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Growing up in Santa Cruz, singer songwriter Melissa Forrette decided to forgo a volleyball scholarship to work as a wilderness outfitter in the Bob...

Bought by KGLT and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 06, 2017
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Two-time Juno-winning banjoist, composer and instigator Jayme Stone makes music inspired by sounds from around the world—bridging folk, jazz and ch...

Bought by KGLT and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: May 30, 2017
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Made up of three sisters, Natalie Closner Schepman and Allison and Meegan Closner, the Portland, Oregon based band Jospeh has gathered momentum qu...

Bought by KGLT and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: May 16, 2017
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Longtime collaborators and life partners Joan Zen and Jason Hicks discuss their ongoing journey together with the several incarnations of the group...

Bought by KGLT and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: May 01, 2017
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Trumpeter extraordinaire and former Missoulian Allen Vizzutti is equally adept and comfortable in either the jazz world or the classical domain. Hi...

Bought by KGLT and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 26, 2017
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 2