Musician’s Spotlight

Celebrating 25 years of Broadcasting on

Montana Public Radio!



Musician's Spotlight is a weekly, pre-recorded, 30 minute program featuring music and conversation by a wide range of musicians and groups.  The show airs every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. MST on Montana Public Radio and  The program is hosted and produced by John Floridis.

The program was introduced on Montana Public Radio by Michael Marsolek in 1992. John Floridis and Brian Kopper began producing the show in 1997, with John Floridis taking over production in 2009.

Some of the musicians that have been featured on the program include B.B. King, Lyle Lovett,

Alison Krauss, Darryl Jones of the Rolling Stones, Shawn Colvin, Wilco, Madeline Peyroux, John Oates, The Cowboy Junkies, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Keb Mo, David Grisman, Kronos Quartet, Grace Potter, Altan, Bruce Cockburn, Lila Downs, Kathy Matea, Marc Cohn, Dweezil Zappa, Chris Hillman, Richard Thompson, Brandi Carlile, Gary Davis, Eileen Ivers, Jerry Douglas, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Eric Johnson, The Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars, Josh Ritter, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Solas, James McMurtry, Patty Larkin, Leo Kotke, David Wilcox, Patty Griffin, Derek Trucks,

Natalie Macmaster, John Gorka, Shelby Lynne, The String Cheese Incident, Tim O'Brien,

Kelly Joe Phelps, Mark O'Connor, Los Lonely Boys and George Winston.

Musician's Spotlight also frequently features performers from all across Montana including Eden Atwood, John Dunnigan, Jenn Adams, Tom Catmull, Jeni Fleming, Richie Reinholdt, Martha Scanlan, The Clintons, David Maslanka, Rio, Amy Martin, Wilbur Rehman, Jack Gladstone, Phil Aaberg,

Eric Funk, David Walburn and many more.

Musician’s Spotlight is now podcasting!

You can find the program archive here-

    Podcast Page

    MTPR Podcast Page



"From folk to rock, from classical to jazz and beyond, a mix of eclectic music and conversation with today’s most talented and compelling musicians."

John Floridis:

Host and Producer of Musician’s Spotlight

Winner of the 2015 and  2016

Montana Broadcaster’s Association award for

Best Non-Commercial