Prairie Public Music News

  • Hosted by Erik Deatherage

Erik Deatherage, host of Prairie Public Music News

Prairie Public Music News is a fun, conversational recap of stories from the world of roots, rock and alternative music, the digital spectrum, milestones from music history and music birthdays. Get the scoop on upcoming releases and get wise to new artists you'll be talking about tomorrow. Erik Deatherage takes you on a two-minute journey of news from the cool and diverse genres of music you hear on Prairie Public every day. 

Mark Knopfler gets nostalgic on new album, Nick Cave joins Marianne Faitfhull for haunting new single and Apple Music debuts new song search function using lyrics. 

Twitter goes crazy over credit card commercial, Bob Seger turns a page and German doc says Russian riotter poisoned.   


Lily Allen alleges music industry exec. sexually assaulted her, Sufjan Stevens to reissue Christmas box set on vinyl and Memphis to induct the Queen of Soul and The Box Tops into their Hall of Fame 


Spotify increases download cap, Girls star explores Gallagher Brothers' sibling psychology and Hendrix' Electric Ladyland turns 50.

Jason Isbell & John Prine clean up in Nashville, member of Russian punk band allegedly poisoned and Rev. Al Green covers Freddy Fender.

Sir Paul's strange interview, Tom Waits sings Italian anti-fascist folk, Jack White's the toast of Washington