Treasure State: Saturday, Sept. 30 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy
The Yellowstone River in Montana. Photo by Daxis.

Montana is a place with a lot of nicknames. Big Sky Country, for those wide open skies that seem to stretch on forever; Stub-Toe State, since the amateur hiker might walk away with more than a few stubbed toes; and Treasure State, for it’s rich mineral reserves.

But Montana got its official state name from the Spanish word montaña: mountain. The majestic Rocky Mountains stretch over 250 miles along the western side of the state—just imagine the music that must echo across those peaks.

This Saturday on Second Inversion: Treasure State. We’ll hear two musical gems from Montana. One composer finds inspiration in the fiddle and the folk melodies of home, while a group of percussionists finds music in Montana’s more elemental materials—mining music from every cactus, bucket of water, and aluminum beer can they can find.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 9pm PT.

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