Music

Robert Earl Keen

  

  

Texas country artist Robert Earl Keen returned to Wyoming for a show at the Cowboy Saloon in Laramie in October of 2017. Grady Kirkpatrick talked with him before the show.

Anna Rader

Jazz pianist Ben Markley joined by University of Wyoming students Larry Shaw and Donicio Trujillo for the Wyoming Public Radio & Media Holiday Open House. Recorded on Wyoming Sounds on 12/8/17.

Vote For The Best Music Of 2017

Dec 4, 2017

 

Do you have favorite albums from this year? Now's your chance to tell us! One vote per person please and the deadline is Midnight on December 27. 

We’ll play back all your favorites on Wyoming Sounds, Friday, December 29 and Monday, January 1 from 9 a.m. to Noon. 

Vote For The Top Albums Of 2017

Sheridan College’s Whitney Center for the Arts is introducing its first jazz orchestra with a concert on Friday, November 17.

The Whitney Center Jazz Orchestra is a 19-piece big band made up of professionals and music faculty from around Wyoming. Director Eric Richards says the orchestra will serve as a house band for the Whitney Center.

The By & By and Sally & George

The By & By and Sally & George live on Wyoming Sounds recorded on 11/16/17.

Anna Rader

Ethan Russell, a multi Grammy nominated photographer, filmmaker and author talks about his work and his show 'The Best Seat in the House.' He is known as the only photographer to have shot album covers for The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Who. 

University of Wyoming Music Department

The University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra starts a new season on Thursday evening. The opening concert is a reaction to the country’s current political turmoil and Wyoming’s budget cuts. 

UW Symphony director Michael Griffith says his goal is to make this season an uplifting one. He’s calling it a “Season of Joy.”

The Modern West 28: Tiny Town, Big Bands

Oct 17, 2017
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In the mid-20th century, the little town of Elk Mountain, Wyoming drew crowds from miles and miles away to its summer dances on the bouncy floor at the Garden Spot Pavilion.

Josh Ritter

Josh Ritter is a singer, songwriter, musician, and author who performs and records with The Royal City Band. He is known for his distinctive Americana style and narrative lyrics, and a few of his most well-recognized songs include “Girl In The War,” “Getting Ready to Get Down,” among many others.  

Feeding Laramie Valley

For the second year in a row, the Higher Ground Fair is set to celebrate the Rocky Mountain region’s unique lifestyle. Organizer Gayle Woodsum said this year’s events will be even bigger than last year’s with music and dance on three stages both days of the fair, including the Patti Fiasco, Whiskey Slaps, The Hazel Miller Band, and J Shogren Shanghai’d.

There will also be more than 70 vendors and presentations, including one by the Black American West Museum about African American history in the West.

Anna Rader

Vanessa Silberman, Carissa Johnson, and The Penumbra live on Wyoming Sounds recorded on 9/13/17.

Atlanta Pop Singer-Songwriter Lia Menaker On Wyoming Sounds

Sep 5, 2017
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Lia Menaker live on Wyoming Sounds recorded on 9/05/17.

Studio Sessions: The Lonesome Heroes

Aug 23, 2017
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Melding the two-step shuffle of Austin, Texas with bandleader Rich Russell’s fondness for Gram Parsons, The Lonesome Heroes call their blend of indie rock and country “cosmic American music.”

Here’s a live performance of their new single, released in June 2017, shot at Laramie's NU2U thrift store.

Studio Sessions: Redbush

Aug 16, 2017
BHP Imaging

Redbush is a 3-piece rock band out of Laramie, Wyoming comprised of Ev Bruhnke on drums and backups, Larson Lind on bass, and J.D. Korpitz on guitar and vocals. The band recently released their album Gaslight Lockdown in December of 2016.

Here’s a tune from that record.

Alabama-Based Guitarist Joe DeVita Live On Wyoming Sounds

Aug 14, 2017
Anna Rader

Joe DeVita live on Wyoming Sounds recorded on 8/14/17.

Studio Sessions: David Wax Museum

Aug 8, 2017
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Husband and wife duo David Wax and Suz Slezak form the core of the band David Wax Museum. Known for their energetic performances and tongue in cheek lyrics, David Wax Museum calls their musical blend Mexo-Americana. On their 2015 album Guesthouse, the band moved into uncharted musical territory, tackling parenthood, marriage, and the challenges of life on the road.

Here's a tune from that album. 

Anna Rader

Shane Henry and Maggie McClure live on Wyoming Sounds recorded on 8/07/17.

Fort Collins Pop Rock Band The Nooks On Wyoming Sounds

Aug 2, 2017
Anna Rader

The Nooks live on 8/02/17 during Wyoming Sounds.

Studio Sessions: Whippoorwill

Aug 2, 2017
Whippoorwill

In late 2016, Wyoming’s alt-folk band Whippoorwill expanded to a trio (original members Staci Foster and Alysia Kraft welcomed Tobias Bank on drums), weaving together guitar, banjo, harmonica, percussion, and three-part harmonies to create tough but pretty songs.

Here’s a video shot at Laramie’s NU2U thrift store.

Studio Sessions: Dauphin

Jul 26, 2017
Photo By Brian Harrington of BHP Imaging from the Wyoming Independent Music Initiative by the Wyoming Arts Council

We’ve all heard of Southern Gothic. In Dauphin, Jason Burge keeps the South in his voice and brings the Gothic out West, where he teams up with Northerner Ray Mitchell for gruff songs with sweet harmonies and singing guitar leads.

Here's a tune from their album Prodigal Songs for the End of Days.

Anna Rader

S.J. Tucker and Leslie Hudson live on 7/25/17 during Wyoming Sounds.

Anna Rader

Samantha Rise recorded live on 7/20/17 during Wyoming Sounds.

Seattle-Based Folk Duo Modern Bygones On Wyoming Sounds

Jul 12, 2017
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Modern Bygones recorded live on 7/12/17 during Wyoming Sounds.

Jamy Cabre

For almost 20 years, the Wyoming-based punk rock band Teenage Bottlerocket has grown in popularity. Formed by Laramie natives Ray and Brandon Carlisle, and later joined by Kody Templeman and Miguel Chen, the band gained an international following. In fact, a group of Japanese musicians have recorded a tribute album to honor the band and one of their songs even appeared on an NBA broadcast this season. The band is set to release a new album and a couple of extra songs this month.

Brazilian And Latin Music Band Maracujá Live On Wyoming Sounds

Jun 19, 2017
Anna Rader

Maracujá Band recorded live on 6/19/17 during Wyoming Sounds.

Wyoming Country Musician Tris Munsick On Wyoming Sounds

Jun 16, 2017
Anna Rader

Tris Munsick recorded live on 6/16/17 during Wyoming Sounds.

Alt-Folk Band Whippoorwill On Wyoming Sounds

Jun 16, 2017
Mike Vanata

Whipporwill recorded live on 6/16/17 during Wyoming Sounds.

Nashville Singer-Songwriter Taylor Kropp On Wyoming Sounds

Jun 14, 2017
Anna Rader

Taylor Kropp live recorded live on 6/14/17 during Wyoming Sounds.

Cosmic Americana Band The Lonesome Heroes On Wyoming Sounds

Jun 14, 2017
Anna Rader

The Lonesome Heroes recorded live on 6/14/17 during Wyoming Sounds.

Studio Sessions: The Black Lillies

Jun 8, 2017
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Roots-rockers The Black Lillies' write and perform songs that blur the boundaries between folk, soul, red dirt country, blues and jazz. Here's a tune off of their latest album Hard To Please, showcasing their 2016 band lineup. 

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