The coronavirus pandemic has put an indefinite hold on live events, and musicians are among those losing out. So performers are turning to the internet as a virtual concert venue.

Courtesy University of Wyoming Art Museum

Arts organizations throughout Wyoming are stepping up with creative online activities while the coronavirus epidemic keeps people home.

Pinedale Singer-Songwriter Jared Rogerson Live On Wyoming Sounds

Mar 12, 2020
Micah Schweizer

Jared Rogerson live on Wyoming Sounds recorded 3/12/20.

Taryn Bradley

Low Water String Band live on Wyoming Sounds recorded 3/06/20.

Jackson Hole based singer, songwriter and musician Michael Batdorf released his eight studio album Proving Ground in 2019. He also released a new album with his band One Ton Pig. Michael spoke with Grady Kirkpatrick about his new music, moving from the Midwest to Wyoming, Tuesday nights at the Silver Dollar and camping in a tornado.

Wyoming Symphony Orchestra

The Wyoming Symphony Orchestra in Casper celebrates its 70th anniversary this season. The orchestra is also marking Beethoven's 250th birthday and the 150th anniversary of women's suffrage in Wyoming.

Poll Results: Listeners Pick The Best Music Of 2019

Dec 31, 2019

The Best Music Of 2019

We asked listeners to vote from two lists, the top albums of 2019 and the top Wyoming albums of 2019, and we received an abundance of votes! Thanks to everyone who voted and thank you for listening to Wyoming Sounds. 

You have to be looking for Juan Pablo Mijares’s violin shop to find it. The storefront is tucked deep behind an alleyway in downtown Colorado Springs. Small details make the place feel decidedly old world, from the carved wooden sign above the entrance to the plink of violin strings that serve as door chimes. On a recent visit to Mijares’s shop, he says some of his customers declare the place is even otherworldly.

Ben Winship

Grady Kirkpatrick spoke with Teton Valley producer and musician, Ben Winship, about his 2019 albums Acorns and Toolshed.

Vote For The Best Music Of 2019

Dec 9, 2019

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 28. We'll play back all your favorites on Wyoming Sounds, Tuesday, December 31 and Wednesday, January 1 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Laramie-Based Western Americana Band Pluck! On Wyoming Sounds

Dec 6, 2019
Anna Rader

Pluck! live on Wyoming Sounds recorded 12/06/19.

Anna Rader

Rob Weimann live on Wyoming Sounds recorded 11/15/19.

Anna Rader

Aaron Davis & The Mystery Machine live on Wyoming Sounds recorded 10/18/19.

Singer-Songwriter David G Smith On Wyoming Sounds

Sep 24, 2019
Anna Rader

David G Smith live on Wyoming Sounds recorded 9/24/19.

Riverton High School

The University of Wyoming marching band "Western Thunder" took a trip to Riverton to perform at a high school football game against Cody. The event, called "Bring the Thunder" is part of an effort to get students excited about going to college - and to recruit new members of the marching band. Wyoming Public Radio's Savannah Maher was there to see the two bands meet, and she sent us this postcard.

Jazz Musician Peter Queal & Friends On Wyoming Sounds

Sep 6, 2019
Melaina Nielson

Peter Queal live on Wyoming Sounds recorded 9/6/19.

Tess Anderson

Wyoming troubadour Jalan Crossland spoke with Grady Kirkpatrick ahead of his performance at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens.

Anna Rader

John Sidle live on Wyoming Sounds recorded 8/27/19.

Anna Rader

Reverend Freakchild live on Wyoming Sounds recorded 8/22/19.

Anna Rader

Jason Tyler Burton live on Wyoming Sounds recorded 8/09/19.

Alec Schaffer

Kelly Hunt live on Wyoming Sounds recorded 8/6/19.

Portland-Based Folk Band Five Letter Word On Wyoming Sounds

Jul 31, 2019
Anna Rader

Five Letter Word live on Wyoming Sounds recorded 7/31/19.

Southern Avenue

Wyoming Sounds and Lander Live present a live broadcast with Memphis soul, blues and R&B band Southern Avenue on Thursday, August 1 at 7:30 p.m. 

Appalachian Music Band Zoe And Cloyd On Wyoming Sounds

Jul 30, 2019
Anna Rader

Zoe and Cloyd live on Wyoming Sounds recorded 7/30/19.

Andy Bardon

Jackson based musician and producer Aaron Davis spoke with Grady Kirkpatrick about his new album The Meander.

Anna Rader

Omicron J Trauma live on Wyoming Sounds recored 7/18/19.

Jackson Hole Folk-Rock Band Canyon Kids On Wyoming Sounds

Jul 10, 2019

Canyon Kids live on Wyoming Sounds recorded on 7/10/19.

Bluegrass Band Lovers Leap On Wyoming Sounds

Jul 3, 2019
Anna Rader

Lovers Leap live on Wyoming Sounds recorded on 7/03/19.

Nashville-Based Country Musician Leo Rondeau On Wyoming Sounds

Jun 28, 2019
Anna Rader

Leo Rondeau live on Wyoming Sounds recorded on 6/28/19.

Nashville Americana Duo Sally & George On Wyoming Sounds

Jun 11, 2019
Anna Rader

Sally & George live on Wyoming Sounds recorded on 6/11/19.