Mike & Tari Conroy story in Missoulian Entertainer

Mike & Tari Conroy

Mike & Tari Conroy

By JOE NICKELL of the Missoulian | Posted: Friday, December 30, 2011 8:00 am | Comments

Mountain sound: Conroys reaping rewards of cultivating bluegrass in western Montana

Back when Mike and Tari Conroy started playing bluegrass music around western Montana, that famously “high lonesome” sound had a literal secondary meaning for them.

“Nobody was really playing this kind of music around here back then,” says Mike, whose career playing music of the Appalachians in the Rockies goes back to the 1960s.

“When I was a kid, you’d go to the record store and you’d find a ‘various artists’ record every once in awhile,” he recalls. “That was pretty much our exposure to bluegrass around here. It just wasn’t the thing that it is now.”  Read the entire article

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