Fri. July 26th  6:00-8:00pm    Kevin van Dort
Kevin Van Dort is a notable ambassador for Blues and Soul music. KVD’s “High Mountain Soul Music” combines dirty Delta style slide Blues and a vocal styling reminiscent of the 50’s and 60’s Blues Men. Van Dort has played with Keb Mo, Cash McCall, and Robert Randolph. He has also shared a stage with Lukas Nelson, Taj Mahal, Jimmy Rogers, Guy Clark, Matt Schofield, and Tony Furtado. KVD is currently on an Indy Tour that has taken him through Austin, New Orleans, DC, Niagara Falls, and Chicago. The combination of a smooth groove rhythm section and a gritty barn wood tenor guitar produces a vintage sound that will shake your soul.
“His voice is raw and pure and has the tonal quality of Ray Charles.” Montana Standard

Fri. July 26th  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 27st   1:30-3:30pm  Jerry Clemens

THE REVEREND, JERRY CLEMENS is an exciting Bluesman who has performed for audiences all across the USA Canada, Europe, Mexio, Japan and Hawaii. He soulfully delivers his Blues, often with a wry message, but always with passion, skill and wit. He has shared the sage with such notables as, Buddy Guy, Bonmie Raitt, Dan Hicks,Elvin Bishop and Taj Mahal, [just to name a few] He uses Guitar, Dobro, Keyboards, Harmonica and even the Banjo to back up his unique vocal style. He always delivers a solid performance that is fun and thought provoking, yet exciting and danceable.

 

 

Sat. July 27st   4:00-6:00pm  Zeppo

Zeppo likes to get the party going from set 1 till time to shut it down...experience road house blues, southern blues, Motown soul,instrumentals,smooth vocals, and just a down right for any occasion good time band ... Amen.

 

 

Sat. July 27st   6:30-8:30pm   Pleasure Kings

The Pleasure Kings came together in 1997 in Missoula. Their mutual love of the Blues, of all forms, has led them to play venues all over Western Montana, including opening for James Cotton at the University of Montana and the featured act on the 2018 Flathead Valley Blues Cruise.  The Pleasure Kings originally a three piece, cover all genres of the blues, such as Memphis, Chicago, New Orleans and Philadelphia. Now a quartet, the Pleasure Kings are, Kevin Canty on guitar and vocals, Edie Smith on keyboards and vocals, Craig Menteer on drums and Ram Murphy, bass. Flathead Blues Society’s Steve Kelly, “Check ‘em out.  These guys are old school and cool!”

 


Sat. July 27st   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.