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Mike Dowling digs deep into the musical bag of American roots guitar. From bottleneck blues to vintage jazz and much more in between, Mike's musicality, depth, and mastery of the instrument translates fluently to flattop, archtop, and resonator guitars alike.

David Wax Museum

Dec 15, 2011

– April 27, 2011

David Wax Museum is the Boston- based folk duo of  David Wax and Suz Slezak.  They perform and talk with Grady Kirkpatrick about their journey from Missouri and Virginia to Mexico, California and eventually Boston.  Get the story behind the donkey jawbone.

Spencer Bohren

Dec 13, 2011

October 31, 2011- Music and conversation with artist, storyteller, singer/ songwriter, guitarist, Casper native and New Orleans resident Spencer Bohren.

Grady Kirkpatrick talked with film producer Jennifer Tennican about documenting the  historic watering hole in Wilson, Wyoming. Includes music from the soundtrack.

The UW Symphony Orchestra has a special guest: Danish conductor Peter Ettrup Larsen. He's directing a concert of Nordic music at the University of Wyoming this evening. Among the pieces the orchestra will be playing is a symphony by Danish composer Carl Nielsen, called "The Four Temperaments." Larsen says it has the power to speak to anyone -- even people who aren't usually interested in classical music.

Kennedy Center honoree and Tony Award-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones says Wyoming's discussion about the value of arts in school curriculum is an important one. Jones is the Director of the acclaimed Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance company, and he's considered one of the most influential dance artists working today. Jones is working with University of Wyoming students who will perform one of his works in November. When it comes to arts education, Jones says it can teach students about the world around them as well if not better than a science course. He uses dance as an example.

Listen to the conversation and music

Miss "V" The Gypsy Cowbelle returned to WPR for conversation and music on April 21st. She talked about her small role in the new Robert Redford movie "The Conspirator" and played her song Mary Surratt.

Wyoming native and award winning singer songwriter Bryan Ragsdale stopped by for a visit November 17th while touring with the US Capitol Christmas Tree. He talked with Grady Kirkpatrick about putting together the new CD "Cowboy Christmas Tree."

Wyoming native and award winning singer songwriter Bryan Ragsdale
stopped by for a visit November 17th while touring with the US Capitol Christmas Tree.
He talked with Grady Kirkpatrick about putting together the new CD "Cowboy Christmas Tree."

Texas singer/songwriter and roots rocker James McMurtry stopped by Wyoming Public Radio July 16th along with Ronnie Johnson and Jonny Burke. They played live on Morning Music and talked with host Grady Kirkpatrick.

Texas singer/songwriter and roots rocker James McMurtry stopped by Wyoming Public Radio July 16th along with Ronnie Johnson and Jonny Burke.
They played live on Morning Music and talked with host Grady Kirkpatrick.

Anne and Pete Sibley, winners of the Great American Duet Sing-Off on A Prairie Home Companion, visited Wyoming Public Radio on July 20th. They played songs and talked with Morning Music host Grady Kirkpatrick.

Anne and Pete Sibley, winners of the Great American Duet Sing-Off on A Prairie Home Companion, visited Wyoming Public Radio on July 20th. They played songs and talked with Morning Music host Grady Kirkpatrick.

Jalan Crossland Band live performance from March 11, 2009 on Morning Music.

Jalan Crossland Band live performance
from March 11, 2009 on Morning Music.

Award-winning banjo player and slide guitarist Tony Furtado

Award-winning banjo player and slide guitarist Tony Furtado stopped by the studios of Wyoming Public Radio for a live performance on February 17, 2009.

Award-winning author and Wyoming native CJ Box visited Wyoming Public Radio as guest host on Morning Music February 20th.

Award-winning author and Wyoming native CJ Box visited Wyoming Public Radio as guest host on Morning Music February 20th. Hear his selections and conversation with Grady Kirkpatrick. (songs are edited due to internet copyright restrictions.) View Playlist

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