Live Music

Talon Ducheneaux: Live Music During A Pandemic

Mar 27, 2020

In The Moment ... March 27, 2020 Show 783 Hour 1

For a look at how artists are using this time to create a new normal, we welcome Talon Ducheneaux from Pierre. 

Paul Shackow

In The Moment ... December 19, 2019 Show 723 Hour 1

South Dakota native Rory Hoffman has returned to the state for a performance Thursday night at the Fine Arts Theater in the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City.

Hoffman is a multi-instrumentalist who started learning to play the guitar at the age of three. Hoffman, born blind, lives in Nashville. He's a 2012 inductee into the South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame.

  Arts and Entertainment reporting on SDPB is supported by the South Dakota Education Association

In The Moment ... September 24, 2019 Show 665 Hour 1

No Cover, No Minimum begins a new season Saturday night on SDPB-TV with a landmark concert recorded in Sioux Falls. It's the first-ever concert from Levitt at the Falls to air on television and it features a South Dakota favorite with Sioux Falls roots, Spooncat!

As a preview to Saturday night's episode, we've welcomed in a collection of people that are at the forefront of this partnership - waiting to see the fruits of their labor come to the screen.

In The Moment ... September 25, 2019 Show 666 Hour 1

No one is sure of Ludwig Van Beethoven's exact birthday, but he was baptized on December 17, 1770 in Bonn, Germany. Another certainty is that his 250th birthday falls in 2020.

The Jupiter Quartet is getting a head start. The Black Hills Chamber Music Society presents the Jupiter Quartet on September 29 at the First Congregational Church in Rapid City. Cellist Daniel McDonough previews the performance.

East Of Westreville Perform On Classic Guitars

Sep 13, 2019

In The Moment ... September 11, 2019 Show 656 Hour 1

Johnny Cash's 1971 Martin D-28 and June Carter Cash's 1967 Gibson Hummingbird guitars made beautiful music in the hands of East of Westreville's Boyd Bristow and Brian Bonde Tuesday night in SDPB's Leo P. Flynn Gallery, along with Kaiya Bonde's commanding vocals and Al Slaathaug on upright bass.

The standing-room-only event served as a preview to Ken Burns' new documentary series, Country Music, which premieres Sunday at 7:00 p.m. Central on SDPB-TV. It's the first of an eight-night, 16 part series.


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.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... August 30, 2019 Show 649 Hour 1

Eric Holm' new self-titled CD is available. He joins In The Moment to discuss his mission to create "radical queer country music."

Holm and his father, Dr. Rick Holm, perform live in the Leo P. Flynn Gallery for Moment in Sound.

Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ...August 26, 2019 Show 645 Hour 1

Rapid City high school student Joelle Simpson fell in love with the harp at the age of four. She now plays regularly around Rapid City.

Simpson joins In The Moment from the South Dakota Community Foundation Gallery in Rapid City for Moment in Sound. 

Moment In Sound With Fiddles & Friends

Aug 23, 2019
Chynna Lockett/SDPB

In The Moment ... August 23, 2019 Show 644 Hour 1

Fiddles & Friends play tonight (Friday) at the Performing Arts Center in Rapid City at 7:00 p.m. They travel east to perform at Strawbale Winery in Renner on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

Fiddle & Friends graciously performed for Moment in Sound Friday morning on In The Moment.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... August 19, 2019 Show 640 Hour 1

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra performs Tchaikovsky's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 35.

Your host for Summer With the Symphony is Brendan Gayken.

Moment In Sound With Rochelle Riser

Aug 16, 2019

In The Moment ... August 16, 2019 Show 639 Hour 1

Like many musicians, Rochelle Riser packed for Nashville. But for Riser, it served a dual purpose as she sought to further her education.

For the last week, Riser has been in South Dakota and, tomorrow, she performs at Miner Brewing Company in Hill City as part of her lengthiest tour to date.

The singer/songwriter joins SDPB's Steve Zwemke for Moment in Sound.

Summer With The Symphony: Lalo Cello Concerto

Aug 12, 2019

In The Moment ... August 12, 2019 Show 635 Hour 1

On today's Summer With the Symphony, the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra performs the Lalo Cello Concerto. Your host is Brendan Gayken.

Moment In Sound: Cade Thompson

Aug 9, 2019
Joshua Haiar

In The Moment ... August 9, 2019 Show 634 Hour 1

Contemporary Christian artist Cade Thompson of Sioux Falls has been busy this summer playing LifeLight Festival dates and other concerts around the region. Thompson's music reaches out to mainstream pop audiences while it draws heavily from his faith.

Songs like "Voices," "Lights," "Grateful," and "Treasures" speak lyrically to Thompson's Christ-centered life while spotlighting his soaring vocals.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... August 5, 2019 Show 630 Hour 1

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra performs Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 in C Major “Jupiter” K.551.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... August 1, 2019 Show 628 Hour 1

When Albert and Gage return to South Dakota it's as much for a gathering of friends as it is for a concert. This week is a great example as the husband and wife duo continue their run of dates with the Red Willow Band on their 45th Anniversary Tour Friday at the Sioux River Folk Festival.

Albert and Gage play their own set at the Festival Saturday afternoon.

The popular duo stopped by SDPB's Leo P. Flynn Gallery in Sioux Falls for Moment in Sound. 

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... July 29, 2019 Show 625 Hour 1

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra performed All Mozart, All the Time in January. From that concert we present Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in g minor, K.550.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... July 26, 2019 Show 624 Hour 1

Matt D is now playing solo after performing and recording with his band The Profane Saints for several years.

Mat D plays Friday at the Copper Room in Yankton at 8:30 p.m. He opens for Burlap Wolf King Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at Levitt at the Falls in Sioux Falls.

In the Moment welcomed Matt D for Moment in Sound! 

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... July 22, 2019 Show 620 Hour 1

This time on Summer With the Symphony:

Selections by baritone William Sharp, along with Ives Symphony No. 2 in full. 

Chris Laughery

In  The Moment ... July 19, 2019 Show 619 Hour 1

JazzFest 2019 is underway today through Saturday at Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls.

Kobe Provost of Vermillion performs on the second stage Saturday at 4:30. He's a literal one man show.

Provost demonstrated his looping methods as he joined In The Moment for Moment in Sound. 

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... July 15, 2019 Show 615 Hour 1

Humoresque in G-flat Major: George Gershwin - Swanee, Lady Be Good, Rhapsody in Blue featuring Paul Sanchez on piano. 

Josh Haiar

In The Moment ... July 12, 2019 Show 614 Hour 1

Still in her teens, Tiffany Johnson has already released two albums and she has performed at venues like The Country Music Hall of Fame and Nashville's renowned Blue Bird Cafe.

In The Moment welcomed Johnson to SDPB's Rapid City studios for Moment in Sound. 

Josh Haiar

In The Moment ... July 12, 2019 Show 614 Hour 1

The Lark and The Loon call their writing styles an exporation in the etymology of American music. They take inspiration from pre-war blues and jazz, Irish dance music, sea shanties and dust bowl folk songs.

The husband/wife duo of Rocky Steen-Rolfzen and Jeff Rolfzen perform in the South Dakota Community Foundation Gallery in Rapid City for Moment in Sound.

Josh Haiar

In The Moment ... July 11, 2019 Show 613 Hour 2

The Chamber Music Festival of the Black Hills begins Friday night and continues for the following two Fridays at the Performing Arts Center in Rapid City.

Six of this year's musicians and performers, along with executive director Michael A. Hill, joined for Moment in Sound from the South Dakota Community Foundation Studio in Rapid City. 

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... July 1, 2019 Show 607 Hour 1

This week's Summer With the Symphony is the premiere of Principal Oboist Jeffrey Paul's tone poem Mni Wiconi (Water is Life), the musical journey of a drop of water from a mountain spring in the Black Hills.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... June 25, 2019 Show 603 Hour 2

Sophia Beatty is a regular performer in and around Rapid City. She sings with a passion that compares to Whitney Houston, Natalie Cole and Aretha Franklin - a few of her favorite artists to cover during her live shows.

More and more, Beatty is taking her own original numbers to listeners and they're loving them as much as her cover songs.

Sophia Beatty joins In The Moment for Moment in Sound in Rapid City.

In The Moment ... June 25, 2019 Show 603 Hour 1

When we visited with Minneapolis-based singer/songwriter Reina del Cid last summer she was embarking on a summer tour that began in Sioux Falls.

Wednesday, del Cid returns to Sioux Falls to begin another tour at Club David. del Cid will be on the road for about three weeks. She'll spend most of August touring Europe.

Reina del Cid and her band released their third album Rerun City in December of 2017. Her music has evolved from her early folk and roots sound to something a little more poppy.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... June 17, 2019 Show 597 Hour 1

Summer with the Symphony features Wind of Many Voices. It follows Lori Walsh's conversation with South Dakota Symphony Orchestra conducter Delta David Gier and composer Ted Wiprud.

Josh Haiar

In The Moment ... June 14, 2019 Show 596 Hour 1

Excitement has been building for the opening of the new Levitt at the Falls concert venue in downtown Sioux Falls. Tonight (Friday), Ruthie Foster headlines the first ever free concert at the Levitt.

Foster has won multiple Koko Taylor Awards for Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year at the Blues Music Awards. Earlier this year Foster was inducted into the Texas Music Hall of Fame.

Foster took time out of her busy schedule to stop by SDPB's Leo P. Flynn Gallery to perform a couple her songs.

Josh Haiar

In The Moment ... June 13, 2019 Show 595 Hour 2

Dwight Lamb is a fourth-generation old-time fiddler and button accordion player. He and a group of Danish musicians are touring this week, sponsored by the Canton Center for Arts, Culture and Education. 

Summer With The Symphony: Lakota Music Project

Jun 3, 2019
Adria Botella

In The Moment ... June 3, 2019 Show 587 Hour 2

Student compositions from the Lakota Music Project are spotlighted in this installment of Summer with the Symphony.