2:00 – Meeting (with election of officers and all kinds of good news)
3:00 – Harmony Workshop taught by Lila Cleminshaw
6:00pm – Potluck (MRBA providing Ham)
Date:¬†Saturday, Nov 30, 2013
Location:¬†Billings Hampton Inn
The Ruby Jewel Jamboree is excited to announce that we will be booking bluegrass shows in 2014 in Billings, Montana. ¬†Phyllis & Kimberlee will be in Billings over the weekend and will host a bluegrass jam and potluck. ¬†We’d like to get to know you if you’re a picker or a grinner.
All levels and styles are welcome. ¬†Bluegrass jam etiquette will be in force. ¬†RSVP on facebook event
See you Saturday.
The Martin Experience¬†at Outlaw Music, Monday November 18th at 6:00 PM.
Find out why Martin Guitars are the finest acoustic guitars in the world. Meet artist Richard Starkey and Martin representative Larry Barnwell for a showcase of music, information, and fine Martin instruments to play and purchase. Giveaways!
Seating will be limited. Come by the shop, or give us a call for more details.
Contact: 406-541-7533 ¬†RSVP on Facebook event
It’s time to plan for Wintergrass 2014.¬† MRBA sponsors the Montana Hospitality Suite at Wintergrass each year.¬† We showcase bands in the hospitality suite throughout the weekend.¬† If your band would like to showcase, goto the signup page or contact email@example.com or 406-546-6327
Please join us for this bluegrass jam which has been moved to Wednesdays.¬† We’re going back to weekly jams now as we move into the fall.
Where:¬† Tangled Tones Music Studio 2005 South Ave. West, Missoula. (behind Golf USA across from Howard’s Pizza)
When:¬† Wednesday’s 6-9pm
All levels and styles of bluegrass are welcome.
April 08, 2013 11:45 pm¬†¬†‚ÄĘ¬†¬†By RUSS LAWRENCE for the Ravalli Republic
LONE ROCK – How many bands would be willing to load up their gear and travel up to a few hundred miles, just to play a 30-minute set, for no pay?
At least 17, answers Mike Conroy who, with his wife Tari, organizes the Oldtime Bluegrass Festival and Fundraiser, coming up on Saturday, April 13, at Lone Rock School, from noon until 10 p.m.
There were 18 bands, but one had to cancel, says Conroy. He put out the call for bands ‚Äėway back in January, and had all the performance slots filled within 24 hours.
The bands come from throughout western Montana and Idaho. In the ‚Äúoldtime‚ÄĚ tradition, the instrumental lineup is usually limited to the banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, and stand-up bass. Dobros are tolerated. Singing styles tend to the tight harmonies for which bluegrass is famous, and the groups will be playing a mix of traditional and original tunes.
The festival, in its 14th year, is a fundraiser for the Montana Rockies Bluegrass Association (MRBA) but, in truth, it won‚Äôt even be raising that much money. Admission is just $5 at the door for non-members, $3 for members, and kids under 12 get in free.
Bluegrass Festival in Missoula
Date:¬† April 19-21, 2013
Location:¬† Monk’s and The Top Hat
Price:¬† Monks free, Top Hat $10 Adv $15/door
Friday (at Monks)
- BLACK ROSE DUO- 9-1030p
- NUNO BUSINESS –1045-1145p
- WITHOUT ANNETTE –midnite-close
Saturday (Top Hat)
- 4-630pm Family Friendly Open Pick hosted by FLATT CHEDDAR
- 7-745pm FLATT CHEDDAR
- 8-930pm MOUNTAIN MOONGRASS
- 945-1130pm¬† DODGY MOUNTAIN MEN
- 1145-145am PERT NEAR SANDSTONE
Today an estimated 386 instrument strings are being changed on bluegrass instruments all over Montana and Idaho in preparation for the 12th Annual Montana Rockies Bluegrass Association Oldtime Bluegrass festival at Lone Rock School in Stevensville.
RSVP on Facebook Event
Address:¬† Lone Rock School ‚Äď 1112 Three Mile Creek
Directions:¬† 5.5 miles north of Stevensville on East Side Highway, then 3 miles up Three Mile Creek
Cost:¬† $5/$3 MRBA Members
Description:¬† A family-friendly event with lots of pickin‚Äô and grinnin‚Äô.¬† Good home cooked food.¬† Bring your instrument and join the parking lot and classroom jams.
12:00 Kids in Bluegrass
12:35 Spring Wagon Stringband
1:10 Chet Rudyard and Mullan Road
1:45 LeftOver Buscuits
2:20 Foggy Mtn. Girls
2:55 Salmon Valley Stringband
3:30 Spring Thaw
4:05 Mike and Tari Conroy Band
4:40 The Acousticals
5:15 Darby Sireens
5:50 Will Williams and Gravel Road
6:25 Phyllis Erck and the Ruby Jewel Band
7:00 MRBA Raffle–Signed, New Johnny Cash book donated by brother Gary (Moore)
7:05 New South Fork.
7:40 Blue To The Bone
8:15 Black Mtn Boys
8:50 Ken Benson and Flat Grass