Arts & Lifestyle: Nov 23 - 27

Nov 27, 2019

With Thanksgiving around the corner, the In the Moment team is posting the podcast early so we too can enjoy time with our families and reflect on what we are grateful for. This week you will hear from a number of authors, including Authors Rosemarie Ross and Mary Angela ahead of their November 30th presentation at the downtown branch of the Siouxland Libraries. You can see them from 3 to 4 p.m. this Saturday.

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.

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.

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. 

Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... May 14, 2019 Show 575 Hour 2

Kim Bachman's musical influences include Loretta Lynn, Emmy Lou Harris, Bill Monroe, and Patsy Cline. She's featured in the current issue of South Dakota Magazine, and her recent Tiny Desk Contest entry was a South Dakota favorite.

She's also launched the online show "Kimberly Kaye Country Cafe."

The Garage Hosts John Mark Nelson

Nov 16, 2018

In The Moment ... November 16, 2018 Show 462 Hour 1

When John Mark Nelson recorded Four Days Away he did it over four days at a turn of the century dairy barn in rural Wisconsin. The project turned out beautifuly.

Nelson, who plays at The Garage in Rapid City Saturday night, has new material in the offing.

Always interesting, Nelson visited about his music with In The Moment host Lori Walsh.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... September 14 2018 Show 422 Hour 1

Jami Lynn and Eliza Blue make up The Nesters. They found each other via the internet and have not looked back. They continue to collaborate togther bringing many fine music. Today, they were in the Leo P. Flynn Gallery at the SDPB downtown Sioux Falls studio.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... August 17, 2018 Show 403 Hour 1

Jasmine Cain has received several Nashville Industry Music Awards including Artist of the Year and Best Live Rock Performer.  She's a native of Sturgis - and through five albums she has paved the way for female rock artists in the motorcycle culture.  

The band will perform at The Thirsty Duck tonight and tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m. both nights.

Jasmine Cain joined In The Moment for today’s Moment in Sound along with her guitarist Jordan Roepke.

Jackie Hendry

In The Moment ... August 3, 2018 Show 393 Hour 1

Pack your coolers and sling your lawn chairs. The 39th Annual Sioux River Folk Festival kicks off tonight at Newton Hills State Park near Canton.

Our next guest takes the stage on Saturday night at 6 p.m. He's a three time South Dakota Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and he's been twice inducted into the Iowa Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. He's also one of the original members of the Rock Garden Tour Family Band.

Jim Groth joins us for Moment in Sound.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... August 1, 2018 Show 391 Hour 2

NW Engbers won the Strawbale Winery Folk Off competition Saturday, July 27th.

The winner earns a spot on stage at the annual Sioux River Folk Festival which begins on Friday, August 4th.

Engbers opens the Festival when he takes the stage at 6:00 p.m.

He joined In The Moment live in the Sioux Falls Studio for a Moment in Sound.  

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... July 25, 2018 Show 386 Hour 2

James Van Nuys & Carrie Bartsch began working on their duo act in 2011. Since then they've become foundational to the Black Hills music scene.

They joined In The Moment for today's Moment in Sound.

Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... July 18, 2018 Show 381 Hour 1

Nashville recording artist Robert Hunter is on tour not only for his new record but for a new novel. You can see the Relapse and Revival Tour in Rapid City this week.

Robert Hunter joined In The Moment from our SDPB Rapid City studio for Moment in Sound.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... June 14, 2018 Show 358 Hour 2

Lincoln, Nebraska based singer/songwriter Andrea von Kampen provided a Moment in Sound segment in advance of her appearance at the White Wall Sessions in Sioux Falls.

With over 4 million Spotify streams and counting, von Kampen has quickly established herself in the recording studio and on the road.

"We were completely blown away" - NPR's All Songs Considered.

Finger-Styler Tours South Dakota

May 29, 2018

In The Moment ... May 29, 2018 Show 346 Hour 1

You may have heard Jerry Barlow's music before, on National Public Radio, or on the BPS documentary, Songs of Our Children. He's an acclaimed Celtic finger-style guitarist. He tours South Dakota this week with stops in Gregory, Watertown, Aberdeen, Webster, and Madison.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... May 3, 2018 Show 329 Hour 2

Musician Carl Banks is on a Spring Tour, and he plays at Total Drag Records in Sioux Falls tonight. But first he stops by the SDPB studios at the University of Sioux Falls for a Moment in Sound.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... March 22, 2018 Show 302 Hour 1

Homer's "The Odyssey" has been analyzed and adapted hundreds, perhaps thousands of times. And yet something about the epic poem continues to draw readers and scholars and artists near again and again.

Joe Goodkin brings "Joe's Odyssey," his 30 minute original music composition for solo acoustic guitar and voice, to the University of South Dakota tonight at 7 p.m.

He joins us in the SDPB Vermillion studios for a preview.

In The Moment ... September 1, 2017 Show 169 Hour 1

Sioux Falls based singer/songwriter Meriweather Raindelay is featured in this week’s Moment in Sound.  It’s a favorite segment from February 3.

SDPB’s Chynna Lockett visits with a Sioux Falls oil painter – a renaissance artist.

Lori Walsh

In  The Moment ... March 24, 2017 Show 057 Hour 1

N.W. Engbers is a musician from Sioux Falls. His new EP is called "The Inner World." The songs wrestle with the mysteries of life and death while blending musical styles with honesty and humility. For this week's Moment in Sound, we welcome N.W. Engbers to the SDPB studios in Sioux Falls.


In The Moment ... March 15, 2017 Show 050 Hour 2

The Dakota Political Junkies are a panel of some of  the top political journalists in the state. Today Denise Ross and Jon Hunter join us to explore the recently announced candidacy of current SD Secretary of State Shantel Krebs (she's running against Dusty Johnson for U.S. Representative Krist Noem's seat in the House). We'll also dig in to how to prevent scandals in state government and whether or not new legislation truly addresses the will of the voters.

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.

Kealey Bultena

In The Moment ... February 13, 2017 Show 029 Hour 1

Alan Greene, Founder/CEO of LifeLight Communications, Inc. joins the show.  Last week it was announced that the LifeLight Festival, one of the world’s largest Christian music festivals, will no longer be held annually on a farm near Worthing, just south of Sioux Falls.

In The Moment...January 10 2017 Show 007 Hour 1

Guests: Susan Wismer, new lawmaker representing district 1; Aaron Watson, musician; J. Ryan Stradal, author

Layne Putnam's new EP (as the indie rock duo LAYNE) is called The Black Hills. Putnam joins Dakota Midday to discuss her current tour, the inspiration of her childhood home, and the energetic music scene of Los Angeles.

LAYNE plays The Seed Theater in Rapid City on Monday, August 22.

Haley Bonar Releases "Impossible Dream"

Aug 17, 2016

Rapid City native Haley Bonar released her new CD "Impossible Dream" earlier this month. In early September, she embarks on a tour that takes her through the Midwest and North Eastern United States, followed by 13 dates in Europe. Recently, she returned to her childhood home and sat down with SDPB News Director Charles Michael Ray to discuss her new CD and where she's at in her career as a singer, songwriter and musician.

Though he’s just 22 years old, Minneapolis-based musician and vocalist John Mark Nelson has already released four albums.  He released his first album independently while he was still a junior at Minnetonka High School.  His most recent, “I’m Not Afraid,” came out last September.  NPR featured Nelson on both World Cafe Next and Heavy Rotation: 10 Tracks Public Radio Can't Stop Playing, calling I'm Not Afraid "mesmerizing."  The Garage Concert Series, sponsored by Jackalope and The Numad Group, and hosted at The Garage, proudly presents John Mark Nelson tomorrow night at 8:00.  

Master Trombonist Inspired by Louis Armstrong

Jul 17, 2014

Wycliffe Gordon is one of today’s finest trombonists . He has an expressive approach to the instrument involving a wide variety of sounds and effects. In the latest issue of DownBeat magazine, critics named him Best Trombone for the third consecutive year. But he also plays trumpet, tuba and other instruments and sings. And he’s also a bandleader, composer and educator.

Guitar Masters 2014 - Part One

Jun 26, 2014

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

Sioux Falls Musician Releases New CD

Dec 17, 2013

Sioux Falls guitarist Jesse Christen has released a new CD, “Gate of Charity.” It features instrumental jams Christen describes as his “best shot at reaching a higher state of consciousness.”  The other players on the CD are bassist Tom McGovern and drummer Carl Holloman, Jr. Christen played in the Pomp Room favorite, the Sneakies, and was more recently a member of the Blues Bashers, a band featured earlier this year on SDPB’s No Cover, No Minimum Radio.  



Listen For Life's Middle Grounds

Nov 14, 2013

Israeli born Ronit Widmann-Levy performs Saturday night with Listen For Life's Middle Grounds at the Matthews Opera House.  The project is a group of international musicians championing peace and unity through music.  It brings together five acclaimed artists from the conflict countries of Iran, Iraq, Israel, Palestine, Jordan and Syria.  They are bound by a belief that these countries share a heritage that transcends political, religious and geographic boundaries.  The Middle Grounds musicians' artistic repertoire includes Middle Eastern instruments like the oud, santur, rahaba and variati

"Oh! Susanna" was written over 160 years ago, but it remains instantly recognizable to just about any American. In a new CD released today, Madison musician Nathan Edwards reinterprets "Oh! Susanna" and seven other songs by the man often referred to as the "Father of American Music," Stephen Foster. Raised in Wisconsin, Nathan Edwards is currently assistant professor of audio technology in the digital arts and design program at Dakota State University.