On Friday's Upbeat, Eva Radich talks to Californian jazz guitarist Bruce Forman and Pamela about his band Cow Bop. Bruce has thrown off his former serious bebop persona and embraced cowboy music.

Pamela and guitarist Bruce Forman


Bruce Formans' band CowbopGuitarist Bruce Forman


Plus, bluegrass singer and musician Bob Jones talks to Eva about his gig with the Blue Ridge Mountain Boys, in concert at the Wellington Bluegrass Society on Saturday 28th May.

Bob Jones and the Blue Ridge Mountain Boys

And finally on Upbeat, New Zealand School of Music's new composer-in-residence, Juliet Palmer, joins Eva.