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Moment in Sound

  • Whether it's cowboy poetry or songs from the prairie, musicians and writers continue to be inspired by the folklore and storytelling of the American West. Hundreds of artists recently gathered in New Mexico for the annual International Western Music Association conference.
  • Rapid City native Rowan Grace is making her way forward on the hit TV show The Voice.During her blind audition, 16-year-old Grace sang Olivia Rodrigo's "traitor." The performance wowed judges and earned her a spot on Gwen Stefani's team.
  • Humbletown is out with a new album. The Black Hills duo features Morgan Carnes and Dylan Lewis. Their latest collection of songs was recorded with Dalton Coffey and will be released on October 7 at Aby’s brewing company. Carnes and Lewis stop by our SDPB Black Hills Surgical Hospital Studio for a live Moment in Sound and to talk about their new album "The Path I Chose to Walk."
  • Scott Simpson creates music while tucked into his indie studio in Spearfish canyon. He had released more than 30 albums. His latest includes songs he wrote and performed for strangers.
  • Singer/Songwriter Jordan Jaacks says he spent years serving his country and more than a few nights serving time. Raised on his grandparent's ranch, Jaacks has an affinity for a good pair of wranglers but also a taste for Calvin Klein suits. We sit down with Jaacks for a live “Moment in Sound” to talk about the contradictions which he says define his life.
  • Eliza Blue is a frequent guest on South Dakota Public Broadcasting for Moments in Sound. She's the voice behind the postcards from the prairie audio series which documents life on the ranch.
  • Vermillion-based friends Amy Askew, Jeff Wesner and Joe Raiche have been jamming together for six years. The group often played under different names (including Beard), but in the summer of 2020, they dubbed themselves "Fine Mess."
  • The Christopher David Hanson Band mixes rock roots with throwback country flare. The three-piece ensemble plays this weekend at the Sioux River Folk Festival. The festival kicks off Friday and will run through Sunday at Newton Hill State Park.
  • The Montrose Music Festival aims to connect small towns and elevate arts in rural communities. Organizers say it's more than a music festival. It's also a community festival.
  • Elsa Rae (And her tiny instruments) are back on the music scene after a three-year hiatus. The singer took some time away from the stage for parenthood, now she returns with a July 22 performance at Headlights Theater.