OUR MISSION


LIVE FROM THE DIVIDE IS AN INDEPENDENTLY PRODUCED HOUR LONG PUBLIC RADIO PROGRAM and live music venue WHOSE MISSION IS TO ADVOCATE FOR SONGWRITERS OF AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC. THROUGH THE PLATFORM OF PUBLIC RADIO WE ARE CONNECTING THE AUTHENTIC VOICE OF ARTISTS TO AN APPRECIATIVE LISTENING AUDIENCE.



what to expect

OUR VENUE is first and foremost a listening room which means WE REQUIRE ALL PHONES TO BE SILENCED AND TALKING TO KEPT AT A STRICT MINiMUM AS WE ARE RECORDING. IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO SIT QUIETLY DURING THE PERFORMANCE YOU WILL BE ASKED POLITELY TO MOVE TO THE LOBBY AS TO NOT DISTURB the ARTIST or OTHER PATRONS. the room SEATS 50 so you can expect a VERY uniqe INTIMATE EXPERIENCE sitting just feet away from the stage. WE HOST A WIDE RANGE OF SONGWRITERS FROM FULL BAND, DUOS, TRIOS AND SOLO. YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT ON ANY GIVEN NIGHT. the room itself is outfitted with bose pro audio with a grammy award winning mix engineer at the helm to ensure you get an exceptional listening experience. 

Local Knowledge: Radio Ready Montana’s newest radio program is a celebration of the American songwriter Written by Brian Hurlbut   Photography by Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez   June 2014

Local Knowledge: Radio Ready

Montana’s newest radio program is a celebration of the American songwriter

Written by Brian Hurlbut  
Photography by Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez  
June 2014

 

WHAT is american roots music

“Americana is an amalgam of American folk music formed by the confluence of the shared and varied traditions that make up the musical ethos of the United States; specifically those sounds that are merged from folk, country, blues, rhythm and blues, rock and roll and other external influences. Americana, as defined by the Americana Music Association (AMA), is “contemporary music that incorporates elements of various American roots music styles, including country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B and blues, resulting in a distinctive roots-oriented sound that lives in a world apart from the pure forms of the genres upon which it may draw. While acoustic instruments are often present and vital, Americana also often uses a full electric band.”

— Americana Music Association

For a more in depth look at the program check out this film YETI produced about the program. 

 

WHere can i hear the program

Syndicated weekly on these fine stations:

KGLT - Bozeman, MT

The Trail - Missoula, MT

Panhandle Community Radio - Sandpoint, ID

KSUT - Durango, CO

KZRA - Alamosa, CO

Praire Public - Fargo, ND

NEW! KISU - Pocatello, ID 


What We've Achieved

  • broadcast across 6 states including montana, idaho, COLORADO, NEW MEXICO, north dakota AND MINNESOTA.

  • national sponsorships from companies like SITKA, gibson acoustic guitar, bose pro audio and dimarzio inc.

  • covered by multiple national publications 

  • DELIVERED OVER 150 HOURS OF CONTENT TO PUBLIC RADIO.

  • hOSTED MULTIPLE GRAMMY AWARD WINNING SINGER/SONGWRITERS