Music

"I just think that Americans, now more than ever, need to be reminded of and celebrate, and just feel good about what great culture we have produced and continue to produce through these community based traditions," says Nick Spitzer, host of American Routes.

Spitzer will be back in the state for the Montana Folk Festival in Butte, July 7-9 where he'll join MTPR's Michael Marsolek and the MTPR crew broadcasting live from the festival. In this interview, Spitzer talks about how the Montana Folk Festival fits in to the larger mosaic of folk music in America.

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This week on Blue Light Boogie, Art Hooker starts off the season with sets on school blues and summer heat. Join us for blues all summer on YPR Fridays from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. 

Tune in or stream it from your desktop or mobile device.

Courtesy of Nick Ferrington

For time immemorial, political and social happenings often fuel folks prone to fiery bursts of creativity. For full-time party DJ and producer Nick Ferrington, who's also known as DJ Nick Minaj, the audio of Greg Gianforte assaulting reporter Ben Jacobs sparked the brand new dance track Gianforte (Bodyslam).


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In this Blue Light Boogie set we hear some of Host Art Hooker's most inspired playlists yet. You'll have to play along to guess where the inspiration is coming from -- and it's well worth the effort!

Blue Light Boogie is live on YPR Fridays from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tune in or stream it from your desktop or mobile device.

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If you missed Friday nights Blue Light Boogie set, it's all about the Magic City Blues Festival 2017

Boogie woogie Friday evenings with Blue Light Boogie 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. on YPR and checkout the playlist posted Saturday mornings. 

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Tonight on the Blue Light Boogie we hear why these Misters and Misses have come down with a case of the blues.

Blue Light Boogie is live on YPR Fridays from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tune in or stream it from your desktop or mobile device.

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In this Blue Light Boogie set, catch songs with titles related to fish.
From crawfish to catfish to walleyes and trout. No rod required.

Boogie woogie Friday evenings with host Art Hooker from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. on YPR.

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In this Blue Light Boogie set, we'll enjoy songs about work, problems, habits, things can't that can't be done, diamonds, fat men and trains.

Blue Light Boogie is live on YPR Fridays from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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This is your friendly reminder that your federal taxes are due on Monday Apr. 17!
This week on Blue Light Boogie we have a show about cold weather that lasts too long when spring has already sprung.

Blue Light Boogie is live on YPR Friday's from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tune in or stream from your desktop or mobile device.

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If you missed the Mar. 31, 2017 show, we've compiled a YouTube playlist consisting of most of the songs featured in the vain of "April Fools Day." 

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