Morning Music

Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - Noon

The program has a rich tradition providing listeners a contemporary mix with a variety of styles including singer/songwriters, folk, acoustic, rock, r&b, blues, world, and reggae.  New music is a big part of the mix as well as artists from Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain region.  You'll also hear live music/interview sessions. NPR news updates are provided at the top of the hour along with regional weather and the Events Calendar airs Wednesday through Friday at 11:04am.

Paul Montoya is the co-host for Morning Music.  Grady Kirkpatrick continues as host Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Paul covers Tuesdays and Thursdays as well as occasional fill-ins during the week

Requests welcome via e-mail: onair@uwyo.edu or (307) 766-4255.

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Behind the Scenes
1:54 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

A cappella vocal ensemble The King's Singers performs at WPM

Anna Rader

On a snowy and cold Thursday morning, the British a cappella vocal ensemble the King's Singer's warmed up the Morning Music studio. The King's Singers are on tour of festive performances across the United States. One of their stops includes a performance in Laramie at the University of Wyoming's Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall

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Single Shot Live
2:44 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Spencer Bohren: Borrowed Time

Because this was recorded during WPR’s fall pledge drive, we have thoughtfully edited out the talking. Enjoy the music of Casper-born, New Orleans-residing Spencer Bohren—guilt-free!

Single Shot Live
3:46 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons: Comin’ Back For More

Arts
8:26 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Wyoming offers Kate MacLeod songwriting inspiration

Kate MacLeod

Salt Lake City-based singer-songwriter Kate MacLeod has a new album coming out at the end of the year. At Ken Sanders Rare Books is a live collection of songs written over the past 30 years, all based on books. Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer spoke with Kate MacLeod about the new record and her Wyoming-inspired songs.

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Single Shot Live
1:27 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Shook Twins: Crisper

Credit Micah Schweizer

Born and raised in Sandpoint Idaho, identical twins Katelyn and Laurie Shook make up the Indie Folk-Pop band Shook Twins. They now reside in Portland, Oregon. Kyle Volkman and Niko Daoussis form the core quartet.

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Single Shot Live
2:15 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Whiskey Slaps: Done Run Out Of Charm

Credit Anna Rader

Hillery Lynn, Birgit Burke, and Pryce Taylor make up the local Laramie band Whiskey Slaps. Hillery has been playing guitar, singing and writing songs most of her life. Birgit has been writing songs, singing, and playing various musical instruments most of her life as well. Their songwriting, guitar playing and mandolin playing lift elements from 1920’s blues, old-time, Appalachian folk and country western. Pryce Taylor joins on electric and upright bass, grounding the songs with solid rhythm.

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Single Shot Live
1:00 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Gooding: I'm Not Listening

Credit Micah Schweizer

Gooding is soul-stirring, animated Rock ‘n’ Roll from the plains. Guitarist/Singer and namesake “Gooding” and his band of brothers, Jesse Rich and Billy Driver, have been touring nonstop for 8 years. Their live shows are infused with the confident energy and heart-on-your-sleeve emotion that only comes from 3 childhood friends living out their dream on the road.

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Single Shot Live
12:12 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Lynn Miles: More

Credit Micah Schweizer

Lynn Miles is one of Canada’s most accomplished singer/songwriters. With seven albums to her credit, the winner of multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards, and a 2003 Juno Award for Roots & Traditional Solo Album of the Year, she has certainly found her strength over time.

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Single Shot Live
12:27 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Luke Bell: The Glory and The Grace

Credit Micah Schweizer

Hailing from the mountains and plains of Northern Wyoming, Luke Bell’s music is shaped by his lineage of ranchers, tobacco farmers and ministers. This young singer-songwriter naturally brings us a blend of the old time blues/country sound and contemporary lyricism about poverty, loss, hardship, and redemption.

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Arts
10:16 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Laramie songwriter responsible for first recorded duet of Dr. John, Bobby Rush

Carl Gustafson and Bobby Rush perform together in Laramie.
Credit Linnaea Kimble for Snowy Range Music Festival

Here’s a new song that was released in September at a Crimestoppers fundraiser in New Orleans. Another Murder in New Orleans is the first song New Orleans music legends Dr. John and Bobby Rush have recorded together. The songwriter is Laramie native Carl Gustafson, and as he explains, the song came out of a meeting with producer Donald Markowitz, who had Gustafson leaf through the New Orleans newspaper, the Times-Picayune…

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Single Shot Live
12:42 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Underhill Rose: Little House

Credit Anna Rader

Asheville based Americana band Underhill Rose kicks off our new web music series, Single Shot Live. Grab a cup of coffee (or your drink of choice) and listen to Underhill Rose and their heartfelt country tune, "Little House".

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Arts
3:22 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Legendary singer, songwriter, producer, arranger and Master of Space and Time

Leon Russell talked with Grady Kirkpatrick ahead of his show in Laramie Aug 6, 2013.

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Arts
5:01 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Interview with The WYOmericana Caravan

The WYOmericana Caravan with Morning Music Host Grady Kirkpatrick.
Credit bhp imaging

The Wyomericana Caravan pulled into Wyoming Public Radio on May 14, 2013 ahead of their kickoff show in Laramie.  J Shogren, Jalan Crossland and Screen Door Porch each played their Wyoming brand of Americana music.  They also talked with Grady Kirkpatrick about the tour.

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Arts
3:08 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Wyoming Artist Profile - Jared Rogerson

Pinedale singer-songwriter Jared Rogerson has been influenced as a musician from 17 years of bronc’ riding in rodeos. He’s also explored thousands of miles in the remote Wyoming backcountry as a brucellosis biologist for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. His new album, Dirt, was released April 17.

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Arts
2:42 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Wyoming Artist Profile - Jeff Troxel

Trevor Krieger and Jeff Troxel

Wyoming native, Jeff Troxel, is a  guitarist, composer, and songwriter from Cody.  Jeff Troxel has released three albums, his newest Spirit of Our Time, was released in 2011. Troxel became the National Flatpicking Champion at the Walnut Valley Festival after winning state championships in both Wyoming and Utah.

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Arts
3:49 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Elk Attack performed live on WPR’s Morning Music

Elk Attack performed live on WPR’s Morning Music

Arts
4:35 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Vote for your Top 3 CD picks of 2012

Vote for your Top 3 CD picks of 2012. Vote below the list in COMMENT section. Please include your NAME, TOWN AND E-MAIL. We’ll add up listener picks and compile the Top 20 CD’s of 2012 to play back on Morning Music.  Our list of 2012 CD’s played this year is displayed below.  Thanks for listening and sending in your favorites of 2012.

Choose your Top 3  favorites of 2012. You may have heard something this year that is not on this list.  Write-ins are welcome. Entry deadline is 11:59pm on Dec 25th

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Arts
4:28 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Wyoming Artist Profile - The Teka Brock Band

Country, bluegrass and southern rock group the Teka Brock Band, formed in 2008 and are currently living in Sheridan. They are venturing on tour to promote their newest album 307. Anna Rader produced this profile.

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Arts
2:37 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Wyoming Artist Profile - Patti Fiasco

Roots-rock band Patti Fiasco is based in Ft. Collins but members are from towns across Wyoming. Fronted by Alysia Kraft from Encampment, they combine classic country, soul, and rock 'n' roll. With their self-titled debut release and a growing fan base, there is no limit to Patti Fiasco's potential. Anna Rader produced this profile.

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Arts
2:13 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Wyoming Artist Profile - Chanman Roots Band

Jackson Hole based Chanman Roots Band, fronted by Peter “Chanman” Chandler, are driven by strong rhythms, horns and a positive vibe. The nine members from the Chanman Roots Band come from across the country and  combine reggae, rock, jazz, and more to their music. The band recorded and released its first CD New Uprising in 2011. Anna Rader produced this profile.

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Arts
9:45 am
Sat September 1, 2012

Morning Music on Wyoming Public Radio: Snowy Range Music Festival Kick-off

Dr. John, Bobby Rush, and Tommy Castro visit with Wyoming Public Media's Grady Kirkpatrick on Morning Music.

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Arts
2:08 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Wyoming Artist Profile - Jalan Crossland

Jalan Crossland

Wyoming and Ten Sleep based musician, Jalan Crossland has been playing music, touring both as a solo artist and with the Jalan Crossland band, for more than 20 years. He has recently released a new solo album, Portrait of a Fish. Anna Rader produced this profile.

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Arts
1:57 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Wyoming Artist Profile - Screen Door Porch

Screen Door Porch

Jackson based band Screen Door Porch, was formed by Seadar Rose and Aaron Davis in 2007. Their newest album Fate and the Fruit, follows up their 2010 self-titled debut. Anna Rader produced this profile.

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Arts
2:18 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Wyoming Artist Profile - One Ton Pig

One Ton Pig

Jackson based, Americana band One Ton Pig have just released a new self-titled album. Anna Rader produced this profile.

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Arts
12:13 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

Wyoming Artist Profile - J. Shogren

Centennial based, Americana musician J. Shogren has just released a new album “God Bless These Crooked Little Songs.” Anna Rader produced this profile.

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Arts
3:00 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Wyoming Artist Profile - Gary Small

Sheridan based, Nammy award-winning musician Gary Small has  released a new record called "Hostiles and Renegades."  Anna Rader produced this profile.

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Arts
12:55 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

One Ton Pig recorded live

Jackson Hole bluegrass/Americana quintet One Ton Pig visited Wyoming Public Radio February 3, 2012 and performed live on Morning Music.

Arts
4:30 pm
Thu December 15, 2011

Wyoming Artist Profile - Mike Dowling

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.

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Arts
3:58 pm
Thu December 15, 2011

David Wax Museum

– 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.

Arts
4:40 pm
Tue December 13, 2011

Spencer Bohren

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

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