Single Shot Live

Pierce Pettis: Little River Canyon

Aug 5, 2014
Micah Schweizer

Pierce Pettis is one of America’s finest singer-songwriters. His songs have been covered by artists including Dar Williams, Garth Brooks, and Joan Baez. His rich, chiming guitar sound comes from the use of open tunings. Here’s a song that draws from Pierce’s Alabama roots.

Dakota Dave Hull: The Long Drive Home

Jul 21, 2014
Ben Slater

Dakota Dave Hull is one of America’s premier finger-style guitarists. Based in Minnesota, Dakota Dave logs a lot of miles touring, so here’s a composition that fades out like the highway receding in the rear-view mirror.

David Wiatrolik: Wishful Thinking

Jul 11, 2014
Micah Schweizer

Fresh off the 2014 release of ‘Dave and the Gin Mill Gypsies’, Laramie guitarist, singer, and songwriter David Wiatrolik assembles a stripped down trio (Dana Robertson, drums and Luke Woodbury, bass) to perform live at the WPM studios.

The Copoetics: Here, Hear!

Jun 18, 2014
Anna Rader

This Sioux Falls, SD duo is putting the finishing touches on a new album, which includes this song.

Cory McDaniel: Took My Money

Jun 9, 2014
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Casper's Cory McDaniel (guitar) and Amy Gieske (bass) play one from the new record, The Tremors.

Steve Frame: Fourteen Hours

May 29, 2014
Micah Schweizer

Steve Frame and his fellow Western Rebel Jim Halsey, aka Jimmy Harper, perform a song written for workers in the western oil fields.

Anna Rader

Seattle singer-songwriter Jill Cohn and her guitarist Dave Sampson stopped by Wyoming Public Media on May 22 and played a live set on Morning Music with Paul Montoya. Jill played at Laramie's Coal Creek Coffee Company the night before. They were accompanied by Jill's well traveled pup Simone.

Anna Rader

The Wyomericana Caravan pulled into Wyoming Public Radio on May 21 ahead of their kickoff show in Laramie at the Gryphon TheatreJ Shogren from Centennial, Patti Fiasco from Laramie/Fort Collins, and Screen Door Porch from Jackson.

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WPM’s Ranch Breakfast show recently had a visit from the Grammy Award-winning bluegrass sextet the Steep Canyon Rangers. Here’s a live performance of an original song from their newest album, Tell The Ones I Love.

UW Songwriters Record For WPM's Single Shot Live

May 9, 2014
Micah Schweizer

Four students from Julian Saporiti's 'American Popular Music: Songwriting' class at the University of Wyoming stopped by the WPM studios on May 8 to record two songs they wrote during the class.

Billing themselves as 'The Millenials,' the group performed a song written in the style of a '60s girl group but with lyrics written from the perspective of a 21st century woman.

Stay tuned for an upcoming feature on Single Shot Live

Mosey West: The King and Queen of L.A.

May 8, 2014
Anna Rader

Mosey West, based in Fort Collins, Colorado, plays a song from their newest EP, ‘Bermuda.’

Ethan Chartier: Spring

Apr 29, 2014
Anna Rader

Armed with an acoustic guitar and a looping pedal, Sheridan’s Ethan Chartier creates a one-man band drawing on rock, funk and jam-band influences.

Anna Rader

John Fadial teaches violin at the University of Wyoming. On Thursday, April 17 he’ll perform with pianist Theresa Bogard at 7:30 pm at the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. Fadial says the recital emphasizes contemporary repertoire for violin and piano written since 1995, including works by Richard Danielpour, Aaron Jay Kernis, and Arvo Pärt.

Buddy MacDonald: Nobody Home

Apr 7, 2014
Micah Schweizer

Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Buddy MacDonald is a fixture in the Cape Breton music scene and is no stranger to Wyoming, either. Here’s a song that fits both places.

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.

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.

WPM Strengthens Cultural Affairs Reporting

Feb 5, 2014
Micah Schweizer

Micah Schweizer, an award winning radio producer from Indiana, joined the staff as the WPM Cultural Affairs and Production Director. 

Schweizer’s task is a broad one—he reports on anything and everything cultural, and includes orchestras, ensembles, bands, museums, artists, writers, among others.  Online programs, such as Single Shot Live, are part of his beat.   As an introduction to Wyoming, he was assigned the task of driving through the state and recording people for the Wyoming Stories series.

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.

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

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.

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