Join Us For ‘Pasture Pickin’ in Libby Mt., August 10-17th, 2014

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castIt starts August 10-17th, 2014 and goes all week.  So ya’ll load yer truck & come join us, ya hear.

This is the 2nd Pasture Pickin event this summer, (the 1st one was last May). We have been having our Bluegrass and country campout for 19 years and have meet so many great people and heard some great music.

Just to tell you a little bit of our camp out, First it  is free to every  one, we have lots of room for camping out, we have built a couple of places where we can get out of the weather and play music, It is dry camping but we have great well water to fill your rigs up with. Pets are welcome but must be on a leash at all times.  There are some people that come early and that is fine with us, every one looks forward to seeing old friends and meeting newones. (P.S. This 2nd camp out will not have our pot luck dinner or band scramble like we did in May).

jamming1Pasture pickin is held 5  1/2  miles up pipe creek road. If you need any more info. Just give us a call. (406) 293-6608  so hope to see you, and have a great day,

Dorothy and Dale

6TH ANNUAL HARDTIMES BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL July 25-26-27, 2014

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Mike and Tari Conroy… Present the 6th annual HARDTIMES BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

July 25-26-27, 2014

Welcome to the official home page for the 6th annual Hardtimes Bluegrass Festival. This festival has a “old timey mountain feel” and features traditional bluegrass music. Our festival is an affordable, family friendly gathering in a beautiful setting, that is geared towards having good clean fun while celebrating the sounds of traditional bluegrass music.  Come see us this year!                  

Admission Fees: Adult – $12.00 for the weekend

(3 minutes or 3 days-it’s all the same  price)

12 Years and under – $6.00 for the weekend

Dry Camping – $12.00 for the weekend.

Camping is available in the trees on a first come- first serve basis.

NO RV HOOKUPS ARE AVAILABLE

Food vendors on site

Leashed dogs are allowed.

BRING YOUR LAWN CHAIRS

Festival site opens for camping Thursday, July 24th, 10:00 am

Featured Activities

11 Performing Bands

Pioneers in Montana Bluegrass

Band Contest Awards for “Best Band” and “Most Character”

Kids in Bluegrass

Bluegrass Gospel Sunday Morning

Lots of Jamming

Mike & Tari Conroy

Mike & Tari Conroy

SAM BUSH!! at River City Roots Fest in Missoula MT

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Sam Bush, a well-known mandolin player, will headline this year’s River City Roots Festival in downtown Missoula. The annual music, arts and culture festival is set for Aug. 23-24.

Bush won the 2009 Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement award, is known as a founding member of Newgrass Revival, and is considered the originator of “Newgrass” music. His most recent album “Circles Around Me” was No. 3 on the U.S. bluegrass charts.

Bush will play from 8:30-10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, on the Main Street main stage. The rest of the 2014 line-up will be announced at a later date.

Roots Fest is an admission-free festival that drew more than 15,000 people last year. The two-day event also features a juried art show, a four-mile competitive and fun run, a family fun festival in Caras Park, and a 15-vendor food court on Ryman Street. The 2014 event will also include a stand-up paddle board competition to be held on the Clark Fork River.

You Dont Want to Miss “Forest Flats” for Fantastic Pickin’ & Campin’ !!

MRBA ANNUAL CAMP OUT    August 1-3, 2014
The annual MRBA camp out will be held at Forrest Flats Highway 10 East between Turah and Clinton, about three miles East of Turah and three miles west of Clinton. There will be signs.

Dry camping Fri. Sat. and Sun, August 1st-3rd. You should come a day earlier, if you can, to join other early pickers plus grab a good camping spot.  Breakfast pot luck on Saturday and Sunday, Saturday nite the Association will provide the meat and desert.  We ask members to bring pot luck dishes to finish the meal.

There will be a $10.00 charge for non members or unpaid members for Saturday nite, should be a no brainer when dues are $10.00 each or $15.00 for family.  Family = two adults and minor children. You need to sign up in advance for Saturday meal.

To register: Forrest Clark Phone 406-825-7806 email bg4flats@blackfoot.net

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Community Picking Circle at TANGLED TONES, Missoula MT

Tangled Tones Music Studio WebsiteWednesdays -6pm-9pm in the Tangled Tones Common Room

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All levels and styles of acoustic players are welcome.  This jam has been on-going for several years and has a healthy attendance by a bunch of great folks.  Thanks to Matthew Nord of Tangled Tones Music Studio for providing a bluegrass friendly location for this weekly jam.

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BLUEGRASS PICKING AT THE LOFT, downtown missoula

Just a reminder . . .
IMG_0786BLUEGRASS PICKING CIRCLE AT THE LOFT…Friday, April 18, 8:00 p.m.
At least 3 spaces for jamming.
In the front area of the Loft we will set up a sound system so that the pickers can really entertain the grinners and we will have a sign up sheet for a few bands to play short sets of a few tunes between 9:00ish and 10:30ish with open jamming before and after.

The Wine Cave and the Conference Room (as well as the back porch weather permitting) will be available for other jams.
No suggested donation. BYOB and food to share if desired.

Acoustic stringed instruments only please
Presented by Richards and Gangi Productions otherwise known as your good time fun loving freinds Larry and Sue.

Pickers and grinners welcome! Y’all come now:)
The Loft of Missoula is located at 119 West Main Street.
Free parking after 5pm in the parking garage across the street.
Be aware that The Loft of Missoula is on the second floor of the buidling in the picture, that it is accessed by long stairways at both the front and rear of the building, and that it is not handicapped accessible.  That said, if the stairs pose a challenge but you really want to attend, we can probably round some big strong fellers up to help you and and down the stairs.

If you have any questions talk to Larry Gangi, Sue Richards, or Pat Davis

Bluegrass Pickin’ Circle at The Loft

 FRIDAY, APRIL 18 starting at 8:00PM
 At least 3 spaces for jamming
 In the front area of the Loft we will set up a sound system so that the pickers can really entertain the grinners and we will have a sign up sheet for a few bands to play short sets of a few tunes between 9:00ish and 10:30ish with open jamming before and after.
 The Wine Cave and the Conference Room (as well as the back porch weather permitting) will be available for other jams.
BYOB and food to share if desired.
Acoustic stringed instruments only please
Presented by Richards and Gangi Productions otherwise known as your good time fun loving freinds Larry and Sue.
 Y’all come now:)
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The Loft of Missoula is located at 119 West Main Street.
Free parking after 5pm in the parking garage across the street.
Be aware that The Loft of Missoula is on the second floor of the buidling in the picture, that it is accessed by long stairways at both the front and rear of the building, and that it is not handicapped accessible.  That said, if the stairs pose a challenge but you really want to attend, we can probably round some big strong fellers up to help you and and down the stairs.
If you have any questions talk to Larry Gangi, Sue Richards, or Pat Davis.

Missoulian article about Ruby Jewel Jamboree

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Kathy Kallick Band, from left to right, Cary Black, Tom Bekeny, Annie Staninec, Kathy Kallick, Greg Booth will play. Ruby’s Inn in Missoula on April 7.

March 28, 2014 6:15 am
• By DILLON KATO for the Missoulian

Spring is here, which means it’s concert season in Missoula, and this year some of the biggest names in bluegrass are coming to town.

The 2014 Ruby Jewel Jamboree will feature a series of concerts at Ruby’s Inn in Missoula, bringing in top-tier bluegrass talent like the Kathy Kallick Band, Junior Sisk, Bradford Lee Folk and others.

The Ruby Jewel Jamboree was started in 2010 and named after Ruby Erck, whose family owns a group of hotels in Montana. The bluegrass tour is the pet project of Ruby’s daughter Phyllis Erck, who is also the president of the Montana Rockies Bluegrass Association.

Jamboree producer Kimberlee Carlson said Phyllis is on a mission to bring the popularity of bluegrass in the eastern United States to the West. The tour was established with the goal of bringing big-name bluegrass artists as well as up-and-comers to Montana and give local talent a place to showcase their work.  read more…

 

Searching for a Montana Bluegrass Band to play at…

50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act – A Missoula Celebration!! 

hilary_heading_back_from_gladiatorWe are a collaborative of nonprofits and community members putting on this event Saturday, September 20th 2014, in McCormick Park.

We are looking for a Montana bluegrass band to play for the afternoon. We have some money for a band but would greatly appreciate any discounts.

We are still working out exact times. We will advertise your participation through web, radio, and print outlets.

        If you and your band are interested or have any questions, please email me.

            Thank You, Emily Struss at estruss@nationalforests.org

John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band

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At The Ellen Theatre in Bozeman
Saturday, March 29, 2014 – 8 PM

FREE ticket for the first 4 people to post a comment on this post.  Tell us something good about bluegrass music.

Elton John calls him “Brilliant!” and he was AMC’s Guitarist of the Year for three straight years. Grammy-winner John Jorgenson and his Bluegrass Band, straight from a packed house performance at the Grand Ole Opry, are set for a night of incredible music.

“We’re thrilled to be heading back to The Ellen,” said Jorgenson. “The acoustics are perfect and I like to call it Carnegie West. I’m truly looking forward to introducing our Bluegrass Band to Bozeman.”  Joining Jorgenson are Herb Pedersen on banjo, guitar and vocals; Jon Randall on guitar and vocals; and Mark Fain on bass.

If you have yet to see a live performance by John Jorgenson, known for his blistering licks on guitar and mandolin, here is your opportunity to witness a master at the absolute top of his craft. Jorgenson’s career has already been a full one, co-founding The Desert Rose Band and collaborating with a number of musical luminaries including Sting, Bonnie Rait, Bob Dylan, Luciano Pavarotti, Billy Joel and Barbra Streisand. Elton John was so impressed when he first saw him play, he immediately recruited Jorgenson to join his band, a teaming that lasted six years. In 2008, Jorgenson won a Grammy for Best Country Instrumental with Brad Paisley and received a nomination for Best Bluegrass Album with Earl Scruggs.

Herb Pedersen was a member of legendary Bluegrass band The Dillards as well as Bluegrass super-group Old and In the Way. A highly sought after singer and musician, he has performed with such music icons as Jerry Garcia, Gram Parsons, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Jackson Browne, John Denver, Dan Fogelberg, James Taylor, Vince Gill, Stephen Stills,  John Prine and Kris Kristofferson. Pedersen wrote the classics “Old Train” and “Wait A Minute.”

Jon Randall first gained recognition as guitarist for Emmylou Harris’ band, the Grammy-winning Nash Ramblers. He has also toured with Earl Scruggs and recorded with Harris, Lyle Lovett and Linda Ronstadt. Among his several hit songs, Randall penned “Whiskey Lullaby,” the CMA Song of the Year in 2005 for Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss.
Mark Fain toured and recorded as bass player in the award-winning Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder for 13 years. He’s also toured and recorded with Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton, Alan Jackson, and Dwight Yoakam and has produced many artists in the bluegrass, jazz, country, and gospel genres.

Mark Fain toured and recorded as bass player in the award-winning Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder for 13 years. He’s also toured and recorded with Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton, Alan Jackson, and Dwight Yoakam and has produced many artists in the bluegrass, jazz, country, and gospel genres.

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