Guitars

Guitar Masters 2015

Jul 10, 2015
www.journeymuseum.org

The 18th annual Guitar Masters concerts were held February 27-28 at the Journey Museum in Rapid City.  The 2015 Guitar Masters are Bruce Neubert, Steve Gardner, Jake Anderson and Jeff Severson.  Neubert received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the South Dakota Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.  The self-taught player has been active in the Black Hills music scene since the early 70s.  Gardner played in several popular Sioux Falls bands before moving to Custer.  He's adept at flat picking and finger style.  Young gun Jake Anderson has been playing for over 10 years.  He enjoys studying t

Billy Lurken

Dec 12, 2014

Mitchell resident Billy Lurken grew up listening to the Beatles, Bob Dylan and KISS.  Seeing Prince perform "Purple Rain" during the Grammy Awards triggered his interest in musical performance.  A move to Nashville didn't turn him into a country music star, but he expanded his list of influences.  Living in Scotland (the UK Scotland!) also opened his ears to previously unheard genres.  On May 4, Lurken stopped by SDPB's Martin Busch Television studio with a couple of guitars, a banjo and a harmonica for a No Cover, No Minimum concert taping.  Enjoy the wide array of styles Lurken packs into

Reina Del Cid And The Cidizens

Nov 7, 2014

Reina del Cid and the Cidizens ended a 21-month residency at St.

Albert And Gage With Kenny Putnam - Part 1

Oct 10, 2014

This concert is the first of a two-part program featuring Albert and Gage with special guest Kenny Putnam, recorded July 27th at the Matthews Opera House in Spearfish.  Christine Albert and Chris Gage formed their duo in 1997 after Albert saw her future partner perform with West Texas alt-country singer/songwriter Jimmie Dale Gilmore.  Albert moved to Austin, Texas in 1982.  Among her credentials are a trio of "Franco-Lone Star" fusion albums and an appearance on Austin City Limits.  Gage's roots are in South Dakota where he led the Red Willow Band in the mid-70's and early 80's.  He appear

The Rough & Tumble

Sep 19, 2014
Miner Brewing Company

Nashville has a couple of rising stars in the folk music duo of The Rough & Tumble.  Scott Tyler and Mallory Graham share in the songwriting and, according to Tyler, they instantly found a common language.  Their harmonies can bemoan great sadness and celebrate peace, comfort and joy.  In 2013, they released two songes each month as part of The Rough & Tumble Holiday Awareness Campaign.  Some of the songs celebrated the 5th of July, A Day for the Remembrance of the Souls of Lost Whales and Talk Like a Pirate Day.  You get the picture!  The Rough & Tumble performed during the Min

Zachary Lucky & John Statz

Aug 15, 2014

Zachary Lucky is known for simple, delicate country/folk arrangements that conjure up love and the prairie with a lyrical emphasis on storytelling.  Of the Saskatchewan native, No Depression said, "Lucky's songs have lived lifetimes.  They sit you down, tell you their stories and heighten your senses to the wonders of nature, love and self."  "The Ballad of Losing You" is the sixth release by Lucky, the grandson of Canadian country music legend Smilin' Johnnie Lucky.  It hit shelves last September.

Baby Mountain

Aug 1, 2014
Dakota State University

Chicago-based artist, musician and teacher Tim Lowly and Tucson-based musician and teacher Karima Walker perform under the moniker "Baby Mountain."  Lowly's art exhibitions have been viewed from coast-to-coast, including the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls.  He creates realistic paintings of people - sometimes questioning priorities of power and prestige.  His art inspires his music while his music inspires his art.  Lowly created a portrait of Walker while she was attending North Park University in Chicago w

Guitar Masters 2014 - Part Two

Jul 3, 2014

This week's program is a return to the John T. Vucurevich Center at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City for the second night of Guitar Masters 2014.  Enjoy the varied styles of Guitar Masters Cary Morin, Johnny Hastings, Lawren Erickson and Josh Marquis.  Morin, a former member of The Atoll, is from Ft.

Guitar Masters 2014 - Part One

Jun 26, 2014

Backroom Productions presented Guitar Masters 2014 over two nights (February 21-22) at the John T.

Burlap Wolf King

Jan 17, 2014

Sioux Falls based songwriter and performer Thomas Hentges is a veteran of many bands and genres including hardcore punk and metal.  These days, Hentges (stage name: Burlap Wolf King) is very much at home playing music that appeals to fans of folk, alt/country and indie.  The first Burlap Wolf King album, "The Middle," was recorded in Aberdeen and released in 2009.  The release was followed a year later by an honor in the Boston Phoenix as one of the 50 Best New Bands in America.  Burlap Wolf King's most recent release was a five-song EP which he unveiled last January.  It received positive

Bello Spark

Oct 24, 2013

Bello Spark performed a stripped-down concert last month at Prairie Berry Winery in Hill City.  Band members Rob Jordan (lead vocals and guitar) and Tory Peterson (guitar and vocals) even played some unreleased material during the intimate show.

North Mississippi Allstars

Aug 23, 2013

Brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson formed the North Mississippi Allstars in 1996.  While growing up they soaked up the music of their father, Memphis legend Jim Dickinson, and absorbed the North Mississippi legacy of R.L.

Brandon Sprague Blues Band

Jun 20, 2013

Deadwood based blues artist Brandon Sprague has certainly gained the respect of his peers.  B.B. King said, "Brandon plays from the heart and will be part of carrying on the blues torch."  An adept performer, Sprague has mastered his Fender Stratocasters and dobro guitar.  Over the years, he's shared the stage with blues greats like Eddy Clearwater, Kenny Neal, Chris Duarte, Gene Taylor, B.B. King and many others.

Otis Taylor "My World Is Gone"

Mar 11, 2013

Blues and roots music visionary Otis Taylor released his 13th album last month.  "My World Is Gone" was fueled by Taylor's friend Mato Nanji, the singer/guitarist and cornerstone of the band Indigenous.  At a Jimi Hendrix tribute concert, Nanji told Taylor, "My World Is Gone," in reference to his people, the Native American Nakota Nation.  Taylor and Nanji talked about their friendship and described working together on "My World Is Gone."

Guys With Guitars

Mar 1, 2013

Guys With Guitars played the Matthews Opera House in Spearfish on January 26, 2013.  Guys With Guitars is made up of Doug Wood on the six-string acoustic guitar, Darren Frate on the electric bass and Neil Jacobs on 12-string guitar.

"The Godmother Of Rock & Roll"

Feb 21, 2013

Gayle Wald, Professor of English at George Washington University, is featured in the PBS American Masters episode, "Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll," which premieres Friday night at 10 p.m. Central on SDPB-TV.  Wald is the author of "Shout, Sister, Shout!  You can learn more about Wald's book at www.shoutsistershout.net.

Guitar Masters 2013

Feb 21, 2013

The 16th Guitar Masters performances are scheduled for Friday and Saturday evenings at the Journey Museum in Rapid City.  Guitar Masters Chris Brenne and James Van Nuys, along with bass player Mike Reardon, played live from SDPB's Rapid City studio Thursday.  Guitar Masters is the brainchild of Reardon.

Jami Lynn, Dylan James & Ryan Kickland

Jan 25, 2013

Three Rapid City singer/songwriters star on this week's No Cover, No Minimum Radio.  Recorded September 21, 2012, at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City, Jami Lynn, Dylan James and Ryan Kickland took turns entertaining the American Music Festival Crowd in a warm up slot for Caroline Smith & The Good Night Sleeps.

Enjoy the powerful vocals of Jami Lynn, the flat-picking skills of Dylan Smith and the "wrong side of the tracks" guitar and singing of Ryan Kickland.

New Burlap Wolf King EP

Jan 24, 2013

Sioux Falls singer/songwriter Thomas Hentges, stage name: Burlap Wolf King, plays Friday and Saturday night at Latitude 44 in Sioux Falls in an "EP Release Weekend."  Burlap Wolf King's new EP includes five new songs.  He played selections from the new EP live in SDPB's studio at the University of Sioux Falls Thursday while touching on his career and writing process and performing in front of an audience.

South Dakota Acoustic Christmas

Dec 14, 2012

It's the holiday season, and every family has their Christmas traditions. For many years a holiday tradition here in South Dakota was a South Dakota Acoustic Christmas. From 1990-2008 this dedicated group of musicians, friends and spouses traveled the state sharing all kinds of music fit for the season. Every year they'd have a special musical guest or two, and the concerts would raise money for local charities. Back in 1997, SDPB Television recorded a South Dakota Acoustic Christmas concert in Yankton and broadcast it the following year as a two-hour special.