Moment In Sound: Josh Rieck & Chris Champion

Oct 24, 2019
Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... October 24, 2019 Show 686 Hour 1

Sioux Falls musician Josh Rieck sees the world of guitar building as a beautiful crossroad of music and visual art. He began studying the craft in 2002. After completing his master's degree at the University of South Dakota he studied the history of musical instruments at the National Music Museum in Vermillion. The luthier constructs new instruments and repairs injured ones at J. Rick Lutherie in Sioux Falls.


In The Moment ... September 5, 2019 Show 652 Hour 1

Kris Angelis has been surrounded by music her entire life. Her parents' vinyl record collection including the Beatles, the Eagles and the Archies was a natural resource, but even waltz music and her grandparents' Rodgers and Hammerstein videos taught her melodies and harmonies which helped ease her into her church choir.

As a recording artist, Angelis, who lists contemporary songwriting influences like Brandi Carlile, Ray Lamontagne, Taylor Swift and The Lumineers, has won multiple L.A. Music Critics Awards.

Moment In Sound With Dan Mahar

Jan 11, 2019
Adria Botella

In The Moment ... January 11, 2019 Show 493 Hour 1

Dan Mahar learned to play guitar by listening to radio stations like WLS and WCFL during a time when AM radio was the place to go to hear the latest hits.

He also began to see how his favorite songs were influenced by America's great blues artists.

During his career, Mahar has also played as the lead guitarist for country music star Billy Dean.

Mahar plays Friday at Fernson on 8th and Saturday at J.J.'s on 57th in Sioux Falls.

USD Student Stars In Sport And On Stage

Dec 11, 2018
University of South Dakota

In The Moment ... December 11, 2018 Show 477 Hour 2

Few student athletes have the time nor the talent to dip into other worthwhile projects. However, there's one student at the University of South Dakota that's enjoying as much success as a performer and vocalist as he is in his sport.

Eldon Warner, a senior from Council Bluffs, Iowa, was recently named the Summit League Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Year.

Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... December 7, 2018 Show 475 Hour 1

Hailed for entertaining crowds abroad, Sequoia Crosswhite brings Lakota sounds to a blend of six-string hip-hop mixed with a surprising array of genres, and threads them together with Lakota flutes.

An enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Crosswhite is also a presenter of the tribe's rich history and culture.

Moment In Sound With John Statz

Nov 9, 2018
Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... November 9, 2018 Show 458 Hour 1

Relationships, travel, soul-searchinig ... they're the subjects that can turn into great songs. They're the subjects that Denver-based singer/songwriter John Statz incorporates into his not-to-be-pigeonholed, but relateable folk/rock/country/Americana music.

Statz plays for the Madison Area Arts Council Friday at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, the road takes him to Miner Brewing Company in Hill City where he takes the stage at 7:00 p.m.

Steve Zwemke

In The Moment ... June 9, 2017 Show 111 Hour 1

Born and raised in Minneapolis, Cole Allen is a gifted blues guitarist, fronting his own band - and as Sena Ehrhardt's guitarist.  As a songwriter and vocalist, he also has the gift of being able to tap into the hearts of his listeners. Cole Allen joins us in our Sioux Falls studio.

Graphic design involves creativity, technology and…attention to detail. Artists can spend hours or days sitting at computers while they work on a piece. SDPB’s Chynna Lockett took a look behind one desk to speak with a designer.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... March 10, 2017 Show 047 Hour 1

The state basketball tournaments are underway and, no surprise, a winter storm is making news at the same time. In the moment producer Chris Laughery caught up with meteorologist Todd Heitkamp for an update on not one but 2 systems affecting South Dakota.

Kealey Bultena is out of the office next week, but this time she's not hitting the road for SDPB. She's on a mission to deliver wheelchairs to those in need.

Chris Laughery brings you an update from this week's SDPB Arts Calendar.

Photo by Dean Zulich Photography

Colorado guitarist Trace Bundy doesn’t play the guitar the way most do. He frequently uses both hands on the fretboard, tapping out notes with his fingers to create an intricate mix of melody, harmony and rhythm. His guitar skills have earned him the nickname “Acoustic Ninja.”

Before pursuing a full-time music career, Bundy taught rock and ice climbing and was an adjunct civil engineering professor at University of Colorado Boulder.

Allan Clarke

Australian guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel says he's not in the music business, but the happiness business. He's a master finger picker and essentially a one-man band. He plays bass, rhythm and melodic lines along with percussion all on a single acoustic guitar.

The Scott Holt Band

Jan 24, 2014

This week, we're featuring the Scott Holt band, recorded live at Jazzfest, presented by the Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society, at Yankton Trail Park on July 19th, 2013. Scott Holt was raised in Tennessee. Hearing Jimi Hendrix for the first time proved to be a turning point in his life. He didn't get serious about playing an instrument until he was 19, when his parents bought him an electric guitar. A year later, Holt's father took him to see Buddy Guy. He met Guy that night and received a private guitar lesson from the blues master himself.

New Holiday CD From The Hill City Slickers

Dec 5, 2013

The Hill City Slickers have released a new holiday CD, “Christmas Tracks.” The band is holding a CD release party on Friday, December 6th at Chute Roosters in Hill City from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. They’re also playing at Prairie Berry Winery on Saturday, December 21st from 12-2 pm. Joining the program from the Dahl Arts Center studio are Bruce Jordan, cello(bass), teapot and vocals; Gary Daiss, guitar, banjo, harmonica, saxophone and rain stick and vocals; and Ken Anderson guitar, mandolin and vocals.



Lee Ritenour

May 10, 2013

Jazz guitar legend Lee Ritenour put together a world class band for his 2013 tour that stopped in Sioux Falls on April 5 at the Orpheum Theater.  Ritenour was joined by long-time collaborator and 12-time Grammy Award winner Dave Grusin on piano and keyboards, Melvin Davis on 4, 5, 6 & 7 string bass and Sonny Emery on drums.  Ritenour's concert was the final show in the Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society's 2012-13 concert series.

Jami Lynn & Dylan James

Apr 24, 2013

Rapid City based musicians Jami Lynn and Dylan James performed live in SDPB's Vermillion studio and discussed their new cd, "Cluck & Croon."  Their concert schedule is keeping them busy into October.

Guitarist Lee Ritenour

Apr 4, 2013

Guitarist Lee Ritenour joins the program to discuss his career and his upcoming concert. Ritenour performs Friday evening at 8:00 in Sioux Falls at the Historic Orpheum Theater for the final concert of the Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society's 2012-2013 concert season. Ritenour started his guitar career early at the age of 16 recording with the '60s pop stars The Mamas & The Papas. By 18, he was backing Lena Horne and Tony Bennett on tour. Beginning in his 20's, he performed on more than 3,000 sessions.

Robert Randolph and the Family Band

Oct 12, 2012

This week we're featuring Robert Randolph and the Family Band, recorded live at JazzFest 2012. Randolph plays the pedal steel guitar. And he plays it quite well - Rolling Stone Magazine named him one of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. His band is literally his family - it includes cousins and siblings - only one of the band members is not a blood relative. Their music is a fusion of blues, rock, gospel and roots. Their song "Ain't Nothing Wrong With That" has been on several TV shows, including Grey's Anatomy, a whole series of Subway commercials and on the Discovery Channel.

Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King Part 1

Sep 27, 2012

Listen to the first of a two-part No Cover, No Minimum Radio featuring the raucus, high-energy Texas roadhouse blues-rock of Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King.  In 1989, Kubek teamed with singer/guitarist Bnois King, whose soul-tinged vocals and jazz oriented style contrasted well with Kubek's more strident and slide techniques.  The union began during a regular Monday night gig in Dallas when Kubek invited King to sit in and found that King's softer, jazz-based guitar and vocals complemented Kubek's headier rock-inspired guitar work.  They released their first Bullseye Blues disc, "Steppin'