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Danish a cappella group Basix perform live on Morning Music with Grady Kirkpatrick.
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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 and interview sessions.

Paul Montoya and Micah Schweizer are co-hosts for Morning Music

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

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

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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.

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.

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.

Elk Attack performed live on WPR’s Morning Music

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

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

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

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

One Ton Pig recorded live

Mar 29, 2012

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

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.

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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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