Fri. July 30th 6:00-8:00pm The Wolf Tones
Beth & Wulff was born out of love 45 years ago. They met at the University of Montana and have been together celebrating their passion for music ever since. Montana’s limited venues lead Beth and Jim out on the road, and eventually they worked as a house band at a local club on Bainbridge Island in Washington. After eventually moving to Seattle, Jim continued working as a drummer and vocalist with Beth and other area musicians, including the late Kevin Wallace, the late Rich Dangel, Paula Maya, and Stacy Jones, as a founding member of the blues band Stacy Jones and the Wolf Tones. Jim is featured on the recording “Red Dirt Road” as a drummer, songwriter, and vocalist. He is currently performing as a solo vocalist in numerous area venues, and his CD “Songs From the Past” is available at his performances and online.
Fri. July 30th 8:30-10:30pm Full Grown Band
Originally formed in Missoula, Montana in 2000, Full Grown Band has evolved into a full-blown, horn-driven powerhouse of 7 of Missoula’s most talented and credentialed musical performers from several genres of music, including R & B, Blues, Jazz, Country, Americana, Folk and Latin.
The band in 2018 consists of: Bob Athearn-Keyboards, Deb Demmons-Vocals, Phil Hamilton-Saxophones, Paul Kelley Bass & Vocals, Roger Moquin-Drums & Vocals, Jordan Demander-Trumpet, Peter Walther-Guitar & Vocals
Sat. July 31st 4:00-6:00pm Kenny James Miller Band
A Northwest Blues Rock Power Trio performing 'original' music. "As we all know, there are many bands out there playing music. Among them, there are a few that "make it happen", bring incredible talent and energy to the gig and every single song they play. Kenny James Miller Band is one of those. Powerful, evocative, and a unique rock/blues band. That's why I had them on my TV show, "11th & Grant with Eric Funk", the six time Emmy Award winning Montana PBS series that features professional Montana musicians. These guys are 'the real deal'."
Eric Funk, 11th & Grant. Montana PBS
Sat. July 31st 6:30-8:30pm Big Daddy & the Blue Notes
Steve”Big Daddy” Kelley has been referred to as a “Montana Blues Legend”. For over four decades he has performed in clubs, concert venues and festivals all over the country, to audiences of 50 to 50,000.Throughout the region he is respected as a performer, song writer, promoter and producer. He is the founder of the Flathead Valley Blues Society and continues to work to promote live blues music in the state by networking with national acts and venues.
A 21st century Blue Note concert is a magical blend that draws from Blues, Rock, Zydeco and World Music. They call it Blusion. A collection of all original music guaranteed to feed your soul and move your feet.
Sat. July 31st 9:00-11:00pm Mudslide Charley
MudSlide Charley creates a powerful and seminal expression of 21st century blues. With our soul firmly planted in the dirt of the Mississippi Delta, we weave together Blues, Hip Hop and early R&B into the fabric of our sound, to write and perform songs that exude emotional fervor, and joyous spontaneity. Simultaneously brash and playful these blues tell vital stories full of danger, longing, sexuality, and hope. Loaded with groove and Inspired by the patchwork of American roots music, MudSlide Charley's brand of gut-bucket blues and ramshackle soul is as authentic as it is original and will surely make you dance.