Community Picking Circle at TANGLED TONES, Missoula MT

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

Tangled Tones Music Studio Website

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 PICKING 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.

Tickets: $28

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MRBA Volunteer needed

Do you love the Montana Rockies Bluegrass Association events?  Would you like to help us get the word out about our events?

We need a volunteer to take on the task of listing our MRBA sponsored events with the media outlets such as the Missoulian, MissoulaEvents.net, the Bitterroot Star and the Independent.  We sponsor about 12 events per year and submissions can be made through simple online forms.  Training is available if needed.  This is a very important job for keeping our club vibrant.

Please give me a call if you can help.

-Phyllis  546-6327

 

Final Winter 2014 Jam

Winter Jam Series at Ruby's Inn

Come on over to Ruby’s for our final Jam for the Winter Jam Series this season.

Same routine.  Start at 2pm jam until midnight or so with a break for potluck dinner at 6pm.

All styles and levels and grinners are welcome.

Ruby’s Inn – 4825 N Reserve St (Missoula, MT) just off I-90 at exit 101