Layne Putnam Close To Releasing New Music

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In The Moment ... March 10, 2020 Show 770 Hour 1

Indie-pop recording artist Layne Putnam is on the verge of releasing new music. The Black Hills native returned to Rapid City for a special engagement over the weekend at the Dahl Arts Center. Layne was one of four guitarists to perform in-the-round during Guitar Masters 2020.

She visited with SDPB's Steve Zwemke about her career and performed a song in the Black Hills Surgical Hospital Studio.

Paul Shackow

In The Moment ... January 17, 2020 Show 736 Hour 1

T. Mychael Rambo is a regional Emmy Award-winning actor, vocalist, arts educator and community organizer. He is in Rapid City and his presentation tomorrow night at 7:30 inside the Performing Arts Center will speak to the heart and soul of African American culture. This presentation will feature the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior just in time for the holiday on Monday.


In The Moment ... October 21, 2019 Show 683 Hour 1

Maria Hassel was recently on In The Moment to promote a new single which has received lots of attention. She's back to promote her next single, "After Midnight."

Hassel was born and raised in Sioux Falls. She's pursuing a career in music in Nashville.


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

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... October 21, 2019 Show 683 Hour 1

Lee Roy Parnell and Dan Mahar join In The Moment on the heels of the Tall Grass Guitar Class in Luverne, Minnesota. The three day class afforded like-minded musicians a chance to study under some of America's great guitar players.

Lee Roy Parnell had several hit songs on the country music charts like "What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am," "On The Road," and "Tender Moment."

Guitarist Dan Mahar performs locally and also tours with country music artist Billy Dean.


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 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.

Maria Hassel Premieres "Anxiety"

Aug 9, 2019
Joshua Haiar

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

Sioux Falls native Maria Hassel has released a new single today. The 22-year old singer/songwriter is currently living in Nashville but South Dakota holds a special place in her heart.

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.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... July 25, 2019 Show 623 Hour 2

Touring on her third release, Eleanor Dubinsky's music is reflective of time she has spent in South America, Western and Central Europe, Portugal and Cape Verde. She composes in four different languages while exploring self and contemporary issues while building bridges between diverse listeners.

Dubinsky performs Thursday at Levitt at the Falls in Sioux Falls. Her concert is part of the Levitt's World Music Series.

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. 

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.

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.

Moment In Sound With Shantara Bird

May 10, 2019
Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... May 9, 2019 Show 572 Hour 2

From writing and singing to painting and merchandising, Shantara Bird is a "do it yourself" artist. The Sioux Falls based artist loves to create.

Her latest creation is the album, The Mixtape. It was launched Friday night during a successful event at Club David in Sioux Falls.

Bird already has other projects in store for 2019. She joins In The Moment for Moment in Sound.

Tanner Johns

In The Moment ... February 8, 2019 Show 512 Hour 1

Musician Tanner Johns is living his dream. His love of music started early under the guidance of his grandmother.

Johns' latest single is called "Those Eyes." He's performing live February 15-16 at 445 Martini Lounge in Rapid City.

Johns plays live for Moment in Sound at the Black Hills Surgical Hospital Studio in Rapid City.

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.

Moment In Sound With Strawberry

Dec 4, 2017

In The Moment ... December 1, 2017 Show 231 Hour 1

After taking most of 2017 off, Strawberry of Strawberry and the Jam is excited to write and record new music and perform live.  The Sioux Falls singer/songwriter shared some songs and visited about the future during In The Moment's weekly Moment in Sound session.

Richard Grewar

Oct 16, 2017
Richard Grewar

Life has a way of pulling you back towards your passion.  Richard Grewar returned to his music after a three year hiatus with the release of his album Cold Feet in March.  Grewar, now a part of Hill City's talented arts community, came to the U.S. after having lived in Australia and England.  Cold Feet largely draws from his personal life.  He shared several songs from the album during his June performance at Fernson on 8th in Sioux Falls.

Shemekia Copeland

Oct 10, 2017

Whether she's belting out a raucous blues-rocker, firing up a blistering soul-shouter, bringing the spirit to some gospel-fueled R&B or digging deep down into a subtle, country-tinged ballad, Shemekia Copeland sounds like no one else.  With a multi-faceted voice that's sultry, assertive and roaring, Copeland's wide-open vision of contemporary blues, roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with a modern musical and lyrical approach.

Blind Boy Paxton

Jun 15, 2017

Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton draws from blues and jazz music before World War II.  Influenced by Fats Waller and "Blind Lemon" Jefferson, Paxton's talent for playing the piano, violin, banjo, guitar and other instruments sets him apart.

Paxton lost all of his eyesight by the age of 16.  Now in his 20s, he relates to his audience with wisdom far beyond his age.  His smile brings his audience even closer.

Hadden Sayers

Jul 8, 2016

With JazzFest in the offing (July 14-16), why not hear a main stage performance from last year's event featuring Hadden Sayers?  Sayers' road show was still chugging along on the strength of his 2013 release, Rolling Soul, when he appeared at Yankton Trail Park.  Fans love his Texas-style blues wherever he goes.  Maybe that's because Sayers tries to be as musically interesting as possible even though his style of music is based in tradition.

Charlie Parr

Jun 10, 2016
Jason Rosewarne

What's not to like about Charlie Parr?  He likes to sleep in his car while on tour and, like George "Skrap Iron" Gadaski (All-Star Wresting fans will remember), he's pretty good at whipping up a healthy tin-foil meal using his car's exhaust manifold!  Maybe that's just Parr being frugal...or maybe it's his way of experiencing a slice of life that his father passed on through his stories of growing up during the depression and hopping trains to see the country.  Parr's stories are fueled by his resonator guitar - Piedmont blues style.  Enjoy Charlie P

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.  

Dakota Midday: Sarah McQuaid

Oct 1, 2015

Sarah McQuaid's most recent album, "Walking Into White," is her most adventurous work to date.  With a voice that's been likened to malt whiskey, melted chocolate and "honey poured into wine," McQuaid can smoothly segue from Celtic and medieval numbers into Appalachian folk and popular music.  Her current U.S. tour brings her to the Rapid City Public Library for a free concert on Monday, October 5, at 6:30 p.m.  McQuaid, who lives in Cornwall, England, joined SDPB's Steve Zwemke to discuss her music and her concert tour.

Jennifer Keith Quintet

May 1, 2015

The Jennifer Keith Quintet brings the golden age of lounge entertainment to life.  Though they're from Los Angeles, the Jennifer Keith Quintet perform the songs that put Las Vegas entertainment on the map.  They have regular gigs at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas where vocalist Jennifer Keith shines in her throwback role.  Her quintet is led by tenor saxophonist Mando Dorame who is also the co-founder of the world renowned Royal Crown Revue.  As a matter of fact, the Jennifer Keith Quintet began as a side project of the Revue.  World class musicians

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.