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Highway 89 is a live performance and interview program that originates in BYUradio’s state-of-the-art recording studio. International, national and local artists from a wide-range of musical genres are featured.

Highway 89 is a live performance and interview program that originates in BYUradio’s state-of-the-art recording studio. International, national and local artists from a wide-range of musical genres are featured.


Provo, UT


Highway 89 is a live performance and interview program that originates in BYUradio’s state-of-the-art recording studio. International, national and local artists from a wide-range of musical genres are featured.




Alex and Sam Bigney

The tale of our guests today begins, perhaps, in a home in which the father, a painter, exchanged some of his paintings for musical instruments. His sons, soon to be a harpist, a fiddler, and a guitarist, grew up to be Kirkmount, a Celtic band that, when the boys were still very young, kept up a rigorous schedule performing at festivals and in concert halls, making recordings, and they even won A Prairie Home Companion's "Talent from Towns Under Two Thousand" contest. Two of those brothers,...


Anton Nel

Anton Nel enjoys a remarkable and multifaceted career that has taken him to North and South America, Europe, Asia, and South Africa. Following an auspicious debut at the age of twelve with Beethoven’s C Major Concerto after only two years of study, the Johannesburg native captured first prizes in all the major South African competitions while still in his teens, toured his native country extensively and became a well-known radio and television personality. As recitalist he has appeared at...


The New Time Ensemble: Celtic Trio

The New Time Ensemble plays traditional Irish tunes on unconventional instruments with porch-jamming earthiness. Leslie Ann Harrison (flutes), Frederic Pouille (guitar, banjo, vocals) and Liz Davis Maxfield (cello) met while studying music at the University of Limerick in Ireland. They recorded an album “A Year in Ireland” at the end of their studies and have toured in Ireland, Scotland, England and the United States.


Paul Jacobsen

Singer/Songwriter Paul Jacobsen has performed with Sheryl Crow, the Jayhawks, John Hiatt, and many others. He’s been a finalist in both the Telluride Bluegrass Troubadour and Rocky Mountain Folks Fest Songwriter contests, is a regular member of The Lower Lights, and has release 2 solo albums with one on the way. Tonight he plays all original music, including multiple tracks from his yet-unreleased new album, and chats with host Steven Kapp Perry about twins, Neil Young benefit concerts, and...


Micky and the Motorcars

From the Sawtooth mountains of Stanley, Idaho to downtown Nashville, Tennessee to the city limits of Austin Texas, Micky and the Motorcars spend 200 days a year jamming in every nook of the nation. They've released 7 full-length records so far, their latest of which is "Hearts from Above." Micky and the Motorcars is normally a five-man group, but today we got a special unplugged three-man performance. Tour bus malfunctions can't keep the music down! Brothers Micky and Gary Braun and...


Camille Nelson

We didn’t make Camille Nelson bring all of the instruments she plays into the studio today, which is a good thing – there may not have been room for them all. Camille Nelson is a classically trained artist whose new album, "Lead Me Home," can be found near the top of a number of different Billboard charts. For Camille, studying violin at age 6 was the doorway through which she stepped to develop a close relationship with the guitar, and then piano, banjo, mandolin, and more. All of that have...


Ben Reneer

Ben Reneer is a singer-songwriter from Alpine, Utah. According to the man himself, Ben “is determined to tell stories in the best way he knows how: through the universal language of music.” Songs featured: Off My Mind, Emma, I Should Be Getting More Sleep, 25 Years (What's it Gonna Take?), Orange Avenue, Senseless, Swallow, Songbird


Susan Facer and Jerry Steichen

Susan Facer and Jerry Steichen became good friends when they performed on Broadway together in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera. Susan was singing the lead, Christine Daae, and Jerry was conducting. But when the show ended their paths diverged and they lost contact. A decade later they serendipitously bumped into each other in the Salt Lake airport. Susan was moving to Utah from New Jersey and Jerry had become Principal Pops Conductor of Utah Symphony. Today they perform...


Debra Fotheringham

When Debra Fotheringham was a kid, the music from her father’s collection of jazz albums filled up the house, and filled up Debra’s heart. With a heart full of jazz, it’s no wonder that art began to make its way out of her heart and into the world. Debra began to make her mark as a fiction writer, getting invited to writers’ conferences even as a first grader. In Junior High, she discovered the versatility of the acoustic guitar and the rhythms of hand percussion. Marrying her love of...


Morgan Snow and John Davis: Triggers and Slips

Together they're sometimes a duo, and sometimes the're a 5-piece band, but Morgan Snow and John Davis are always called "Triggers and Slips". Morgan recently summed up what they do when he tweeted: "I write original songs and sing my guts out when necessary"! Currently split between Nashville (Morgan) and Utah (John) they're back together to play the Utah Arts festival and other concerts. Today Morgan is on acoustic guitar, harmonica and lead vocals while John takes acoustic guitar, dobro,...


Antonio d'Abramo, Clara Hurtado Lee, Isaac Hurtado

Accomplished Italian concert pianist, Antonio d’Abramo is joined by the brother and sister opera duo of Clara Hurtado Lee and Isaac Hurtado. They perform a variety of classical pieces, including piano solos from Antonio, solo pieces from both Clara and Isaac, as well as some duets. Songs featured: Rachmaninov: Etude-Tableau op. 39 Nº 4, Pozzoli: Etude Nº 30, Puccini: Donna non vidi mai from Manon Lescaut, Mascagni: The Cherry Duet from L'amico Fritz, Gounod: Je Veux Vivre from Romeo et...


Beethoven Festival Trio

Joining us on this episode are Leslie Harlow, Pamela Palmer Jones, and Russel Harlow. They are a trio from The Beethoven Festival. This is a non-profit organization and is the longest running classical music festival in Utah. Pieces featured: Telemann Trio Sonata, Faure Trio Op 120 Mvt 1, Max Bruch Acht Stucke Op 83 Mvts 2 & 3, Beethoven Trio Op 1 #1 Mvt 1 Learn more about the Beethoven Festival here: http://www.pcmusicfestival.com/


Michael Barrow and the Tourists

Michael Barrow and the Tourists is a folk rock band from Provo, Utah that has been together since the Spring of 2016. Their music has been praised by reviewers as full of “melodic beauty” and “narrative complexity”. Listen to hear some of their signature songs and the story behind their first album, Juneau! Songs Featured: “Sing Me Something New”, “Sweet Honey”, “Hey, Hey, Hey”, “What Is It For?”, “12 Bar”, “Something New”, “All I’ll See Is You”, “What Are We Gonna Do?”, and “Clover” Learn...



Live music performances from Studio 6 at BYU Radio.





Vann Moon

Live music performances from Studio 6 at BYU Radio.


Vann Moon