Music

Singer-Songwriter Leah Grams Johnson On Wyoming Sounds

Oct 3, 2018
Anna Rader

Leah Grams Johnson live on Wyoming Sounds recorded 10/03/18.  


The Worlds of Music program has brought folk music traditions and musicians from around the world to Wyoming for 23 years. The nonprofit’s next big program is a four-day event in Buffalo featuring the music of Quebec. Writer and musician David Romtvedt is the group’s founder. He spoke with Wyoming Public Radio’s Caroline Ballard about how making music can bring communities together.

Americana Band Dustbowl Revival On Wyoming Sounds

Sep 28, 2018
Matthew McMenamin

Dustbowl Revival on Wyoming Sounds recorded on 09/28/18.

Singer-Songwriter Jason Tyler Burton On Wyoming Sounds

Sep 28, 2018
Anna Rader

Jason Tyler Burton on Wyoming Sounds recorded on 09/28/18.

Country Musician Miss V - The Gypsy Cowbelle On Wyoming Sounds

Sep 20, 2018
Mary Grace Bedwell

Miss V - The Gypsy Cowbelle on Wyoming Sounds recorded on 09/20/18.

thinkwy.org

Two professors from the University of Wyoming have created an original opera about the story of an unusual subject; the Rocky Mountain locust.

Singer-Songwriter Stoll Vaughan On Wyoming Sounds

Aug 31, 2018
Anna Rader

Stoll Vaughan on Wyoming Sounds recorded on 08/31/18.

Colorado Bluegrass Band Trout Steak Revival On Wyoming Sounds

Aug 29, 2018
Anna Rader

Trout Steak Revival on Wyoming Sounds recorded on 08/29/18

 

Pat Sansone Trio On Wyoming Sounds

Aug 24, 2018
Anna Rader

Pat Sansone Trio on Wyoming Sounds recorded on 08/24/18.

Dewey Nicks

If you know the songs “A Taste Of Honey,” “Spanish Flea” or “This Guy’s In Love With You,” then you know Herb Alpert. 50-some odd years later and the jazz musician is still going strong, with new albums and a tour. 

A new music school is opening in Cheyenne, and it’s is different from most traditional music schools. 

Tennessee Watson / Wyoming Public Radio

The town of Medicine Bow — population roughly 200 — nearly doubles in size every August for the Battle of Old Wyoming. It’s not a reenacted gunfight as the name might suggest, but a music festival where 24 bands play back-to-back 30-minute sets for 12 hours. 

Texas Western Swing Band Big Cedar Fever On Wyoming Sounds

Aug 6, 2018
Anna Rader

Big Cedar Fever on Wyoming Sounds recorded on 08/06/18.

Archives On The Air 24: Silent Films, Famous Scores—The Rosa Rio Collection

Jul 20, 2018
Rick Walters

You may have heard Rosa Rio before on the radio, in soap operas, or in film, but not her voice – you would have heard her music. Rio was a composer whose best known works were in the silent film industry. An odd thing to be remembered for.

New York Reggae-Roots Band The Big Takeover On Wyoming Sounds

Jul 18, 2018
Anna Rader

The Big Takeover on Wyoming Sounds recorded 07/18/18

Country Blues Musician Reverend Freakchild On Wyoming Sounds

Jul 12, 2018
Anna Rader

Reverend Freakchild on Wyoming Sounds recorded 07/12/18.

Nashville-Based Singer-Songwriter Taylor Kropp On Wyoming Sounds

Jul 11, 2018
Anna Rader

Taylor Kropp on Wyoming Sounds recorded 07/11/18.

Folk Singer-Songwriter Jennifer Niceley On Wyoming Sounds

Jun 29, 2018
Anna Rader

Jennifer Niceley on Wyoming Sounds recorded 06/29/18.

Archives On The Air 5: Carl Stalling—Music Animator

Jun 22, 2018
American Heritage Center

A chance meeting in the 1920s at a Missouri movie theater led to some of the most beloved characters ever created.

Megan Goodner

Award-winning musician Gaelynn Lea is a one-woman show. The NPR’s 2016 Tiny Desk Concert winner plays whimsical and haunting violin lines, looping them while she sings both hopeful and somber lyrics over top. As she sings, Lea holds the violin in an original way—upright, like a cello—to accommodate her small frame.

Comedian And Musician Steve Goodie On Wyoming Sounds

May 4, 2018
Steve Goodie
Anna Rader

Steve Goodie on Wyoming Sounds recorded 05/04/18.

Guitarist Dakota Dave Hull On Wyoming Sounds

Apr 5, 2018
Guitarist Dakota Dave Hull
Anna Rader

Dakota Dave Hull live on Wyoming Sounds recorded on 4/05/18.

Ray Carlisle Of Teenage Bottlerocket On Wyoming Sounds

Mar 30, 2018
Anna Rader

Ray Carlisle of Teenage Bottlerocket celebrates his 40th birthday bash on Wyoming Sounds recorded on 3/30/18.

Watch Wyoming's Entries For NPR's 2018 Tiny Desk Contest

Mar 26, 2018
NPR Music

As you may know, NPR put out another call for undiscovered bands to enter a contest to play a Tiny Desk Concert in Washington, D.C. A number of Wyoming musicians filmed themselves behind—and in front of—their own ‘desks’. Check out all of the entries here

Here are the Cowboy State's contest entries:

Laramie Indie Folk Band The Woodpile On Wyoming Sounds

Mar 23, 2018
Anna Rader

The Woodpile live on Wyoming Sounds recorded on 3/23/18.

Colorado-Based Indie Rock Trio Edison On Wyoming Sounds

Mar 19, 2018
Indie rock trio Edison playing live
Grady Kirkpatrick

Edison live on The Ranch Breakfast Show recorded on 3/17/18. 

Studio Sessions: Samantha Rise

Mar 1, 2018
Eric Tsurumoto

From Wyoming to Philadelphia, vocalist Samantha Rise Roberson weaves together jazz, folk and contemporary styles crafting what she describes as "High-Country Soul." Her debut album, Brighter Days, is scheduled for release in early 2018.

10¢ Stranger & Low Water String Band On Wyoming Sounds

Feb 16, 2018
Melaina Nielson

10 Cent Stranger, Low Water String Band, and J Shogren Shanghai'd live on Wyoming Sounds on 2/16/18.

Jackson Hole Chorale

Members of the Jackson Hole Chorale are joining more than 170 other vocalists from across the USA and Canada to sing a well-known piece. The performance is organized by Distinguished Concerts International New York, which assembles amateur choirs from around the country to perform at Carnegie Hall. In January, a group of singers from Cheyenne participated in a performance at Carnegie Hall organized by the same group.

gtmf.org

This week, the third annual Grand Teton Winter Music Festival brings together speakers and musicians for four days of music and culture in Jackson.

The winter festival is an expansion of the long-running summer music festival. This festival will feature Chicago’s Fifth House Ensemble, a fluid multi-instrument group.

This year’s festival highlights American contributions to classical music. “One of the reasons that we’re working with this group is because they’re very much championing new music – and new American music.

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