Ring in the New Year with some of the finest Bluegrass, Folk, and Americana Missoula has to offer. The party goes to midnight.
4:30 to 5:30
Aran Buzzas is a singer/songwriter from Missoula, MT who plays homegrown Montana folky tonk! Traditional Outlaw Country sounds are mixed with a dash of Irish Folk music in Aran's songs, which deal with real life themes in an entertaining and relate-able way, often with a regional backdrop, and characterized by aggressive rhythm guitar, strong vocals, and lyrics both amusing and heartfelt.
6:00 to 7:00
Missoula by way of Jackson Miss singer/songwriter JW Teller has a low breathy-sweet vocal quality that wraps around your consciousness like a warm, woolly blanket, his guitar strumming through acoustic melodies that, on record, he pairs with the lightest of instrumental trimmings; the tube-pitched hum of harmonica, twangy dropping notes of slide guitar, occasional swells of keys, the found-sound of a porch door opening.
7:30 to 8:30
The Acousticals are three of Western Montana's premier bluegrass musicians, performing original music composed by the group.
9:00 to 10:00
Missoula's bluegrass variety show Pinegrass is celebrating its 30th year of entertaining Western Montana. Come hear the good time blend of Folk, Bluegrass, Celtic, and Country that has kept Pinegrass going for decades.
10:00 to Midnite
Lochwood, a collection of five of the most experienced Bluegrass musicians found in Western Montana includes Richie Reinholdt on guitar, Chad Fadely on mandolin, Steve Taft on banjo, John Parker on bass, and Taylor Buckley on fiddle. They play hard-driving, traditional, acoustic Bluegrass at local venues and regional Bluegrass festivals. They have just finished their debut CD, "The Village Bear".
Arts & Economic Prosperity 5
Arts Missoula teamed up with Americans for the Arts to study the economic
impact of the arts in Missoula. Read the full report here.