Studio Sessions

Live music performances from the Wyoming Sounds studio. 

Do you want to be featured on Studio Sessions? Contact program director Grady Kirkpatrick.

Supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, a program of the Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources.

Jeff Duloz: Solitary Blues

Mar 24, 2014
Anna Rader

Even though he doesn’t like the term, Laramie’s Jeff Duloz is a formidable one-man band, with crunchy guitar and primal kick drum underpinning his simmering vocals.

Sleeping Cranes: New Brides

Mar 10, 2014
Anna Rader

An example of Cheyenne-based Sleeping Cranes’ fragile, poetic music.

Jason Burge: When The Heart Says Move

Feb 24, 2014
Micah Schweizer

Here’s a new song from Mississippi-raised, Laramie-based singer-songwriter Jason Burge.

12-Year-Old Piano Prodigy Competes In Paris

Feb 14, 2014
AP Photo/Casper Star-Tribune, Dan Cepeda

12-year-old Laramie pianist James Wilson was one of only two Americans to compete in the prestigious Lagny-sur-Marne piano competition in Paris last month.

Doug Balmain: Home

Feb 12, 2014
Anna Rader

Wyoming singer-songwriter Doug Balmain blends  genres from Americana, rock, blues, to red dirt country. With a personal fusion of styles and honest lyrics, Doug performs his tune "Home" at the Wyoming Public Media studios.

Melanie Devaney: Greenville

Feb 4, 2014
Paul Montoya

LA-based singer-songwriter Melanie Devaney’s heart-felt music draws inspiration from her travels.

BeatGrass: Everlasting Home

Jan 29, 2014
Anna Rader

We were saddened to hear that BeatGrass banjo-picker Pete Mergard passed away last week. Here’s a song from the Cheyenne-based band’s December 2013 visit to the WPM studios.

Sybarite5: Black Bend

Jan 21, 2014
Anna Rader

Genre-bending string quintet Sybarite5 performs Dan Visconti’s ‘Black Bend.’

Reverend Freakchild: In My Time Of Dying

Jan 13, 2014
Micah Schweizer

New York-based bluesman Reverend Freakchild brings some old-time religion to Single Shot Live.

Ian McFeron and Alisa Milner: How The Money Comes

Jan 6, 2014
Anna Rader

Ian McFeron and Alisa Milner hail from Seattle and weave together a variety of American roots styles.

The King’s Singers: Jingle Bells

Dec 16, 2013
Anna Rader

The world-famous British a cappella vocal ensemble, The King’s Singers, offers a holiday favorite.

Coastwest Unrest: Our Punk Rock

Dec 10, 2013

Guitar-drum duo CoastWest Unrest brings some warm sounds from Las Vegas to chilly Wyoming.

Spencer Bohren: Borrowed Time

Dec 2, 2013

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!

Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons is a six-piece funk band based in Jackson.

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Pianist Chi-Chen Wu is a recitalist, chamber musician, and soloist. She teaches piano at the University of Wyoming. Here’s part of a recent recital performance, featuring the first movement of Alexander Scriabin’s third piano sonata, composed 1897-98.

Anna Rader

Ben Markley is a composer and jazz pianist. He is also a visiting Assistant Professor of Music for the University of Wyoming Music Department. Scott Turpen is a saxophonist and Professor at the University of Wyoming Music Department, teaching Jazz Studies. "And The Wind Came" was written and composed by Ben Markley.

Shook Twins: Crisper

Nov 4, 2013
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.

Anna Rader

Nicole Riner is a recitalist, clinician, and freelance flutist. She teaches at the University of Wyoming. Composer Katherine Hoover, who wrote ‘Winter Spirits’, is known for evoking Native American flute sounds in her flute pieces.

Whiskey Slaps: Done Run Out Of Charm

Oct 21, 2013
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.

Gooding: I'm Not Listening

Oct 14, 2013
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.

Lynn Miles: More

Oct 7, 2013
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.

There Is No Mountain: Waterbound

Sep 30, 2013
Anna Rader

There Is No Mountain is a reference to a Zen koan, a lyric from a Donovan song, and an Americana/psych-pop duo known for its catchy off-kilter sonic adventures. The Portland, Oregon based band are married couple Kali Giaritta and Matt Harmon. African rhythms, jazz harmonies, classical arrangements, theatrical melodies, and psychedelic sounds are all a part of There Is No Mountain.

Alice Freeman: Mist Covered Mountains

Sep 26, 2013
Anna Rader

Based in Laramie, Alice Freeman provides unforgettable music on her pedal harp, traditional Celtic harp, carbon fiber Celtic harp or hammered dulcimer. Alice is certified as a Healing Musician, a Therapeutic Harp Practitioner and a Clinical Musician.  She maintains a private practice providing soothing harp music at bedside in several local health care facilities.

Listen to her harp rendition of a traditional Scottish tune, "Mist Covered Mountains" by John Cameron.

Luke Bell: The Glory and The Grace

Sep 19, 2013
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.

Underhill Rose: Little House

Sep 12, 2013
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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