Scott Kirby is a volunteer host at 91.7 FM WXPR. Kirby began the Midwest Music Hour with the goal of highlighting music and the musicians of the region thru airplay and in-studio performance sessions.  Access to the radio station is currently limited due to the Global Pandemic, so Kirby currently is self producing this program as a Livestream production and Editing the audio content for radio broadcast TBD - links to social media below

Program made possible with a grant through the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Program made possible with a grant through the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

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Ben Shaw Live from the Bertsch Barn

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Ben Shaw is a singer-songwriter who splits his time between Los Angeles, CA and Wisconsin, USA, writing song-driven, modern folk where lyrical melodies are sung with barroom grit, embellished with psychedelic Americana. In 2016, after a decade or so of avoiding the spotlight, Ben released his first full length album in over 15 years.

As a follow-up to Feet to the Fire, in April 2018, Ben joined his Midwest based band mates to record his follow-up record, Bonita, at Pine Hollow Studios in Eau Claire, WI with Producer Evan Middlesworth (The National). The album was released in August 2018.

In February 2021, Ben released the single, Quarantine Bridge, a song about coping with the loss of a friend from Covid-19.

Ben has performed solo or with full band in a variety of venues: coffee houses, house concerts, music bars, theaters, and music festivals.

The MilBillies

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WAMI nominated New Artist of the Year (2020), The MilBillies are a 5-piece string band that trades vocals like a fifth of bourbon and solos like a bull on a rope, slinging high-energy bluegrass stripped raw with Americana grit.

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Are you a company looking to support the cultivation of regional art & culture? Consider becoming an underwriter of the Midwest Music Hour~ Your investment will help ensure this program can continue to bring artist interviews and performances to our virtual audiences. Sign up today for this monthly commitment - video asset placement during the program, and your logo image on display throughout the program-

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