Spokane Symphony

Mateuzs Wolski visits the studio in anticipation of his upcoming performance, The M Show: Music, Meyhem and Mystery on Friday, January 19th and Saturday, January 20th at the Washington Cracker Co. Building. 

More information at Spokane Symphony Website.

See Double With Two 'Shook Twins' Home Shows

Apr 10, 2015
Shook Twins
Ben Moon /

A pair of Sandpoint born-and-bred twins have been making a splash in the Northwest music scene since 2007, and are back home to start off a new summer tour. The Shook Twins, Katelyn and Laurie Shook and their band, have released three albums, most recently What We Do in 2014. I spoke on the phone with Laurie while they were back in Idaho.

The band lives in Portland, Oregon, and kicks off their summer tour with a show April 10th in Sandpoint and April 11th in Spokane at the Bartlett.

SPR Music: Local Boys Cast in Broadway's 'Camelot'

Mar 20, 2015
Ziegler family

West Coast Entertainment has Mamma Mia at the INB performing Arts Center this weekend. But next weekend, they bring a truly classic Broadway show: Camelot. It means show time for three local boys, who Camelot cast for a walk-on role. Watch for the character Tom of Warwick, who will be played by Brax Ziegler, Jameson Elton, and Jordan Santiago. Brax came into our studios to tell us about being cast in Camelot.

Widespread Panic Takes Over Spokane's Fox

Mar 13, 2015
Andy Tennille - All Eyes Media / Widespread Panic

(part of an occasional music series)

Terrain Enters 'Uncharted Territory' With Symphony

Mar 9, 2015

(part of a special music segment)

The people who put on Terrain each year, the one night art and music event, have a new act up their sleeves. The event ‘Uncharted Territory’ is collaboration with the Spokane Symphony, and local bands. SPR's Paige Browning spoke with Terrain organizer Luke Baumgarten and Spokane Symphony conductor Eckart Preu about the new event.

SPR Music: Ladysmith Black Mambazo Sings at Bing

Feb 27, 2015
Ladysmith Black Mambazo /

(this story is part of an occasional music series)

You may have heard of this group from Paul Simon’s Graceland album, or because they have won four Grammy’s, including best world music cd in 2013. Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the South African choir founded by Joseph Shabalala, performs in Spokane March 3rd. Paige Browning spoke with the oldest member of the group over the phone.

  Ladysmith Black Mambazo performs Tuesday night at the Bing Crosby Theater. 

SPR Music Feature: 'Memphis' The Musical

Feb 13, 2015
Memphis the Musical / West Coast Entertainment website:

A show coming to Spokane this month will rock both theater goers and music fans. The Broadway musical ‘Memphis’ will run four days in Spokane.

Memphis is a show about music, race, and the 1950’s American South. J’royce Walton plays the male swing for the show, meaning he steps in when another actor can’t perform. Paige Browning caught him on his cell phone while the cast was on the road.

SPR Music Feature: The Holy Broke

Feb 6, 2015
Kristen Black Photography:

We have a special music segment today about a musician taking on stages, concert halls, and, yes, bar audiences in the northwest.

Jim Boyd Band, featured on APCMA website /

A local Native American will be receiving a prestigious award for his music in New York this week. 58 year old Jim Boyd has been entertaining audiences for decades, and this week, will be honored with a Lifetime achievement award at the annual Native American Music Awards ceremony.