April MUSIC 2014
Friday, April 4 – Micah Swanson
Singer Songwriter Micah Swanson fronts Wandering Wild, but will be bringing a unique solo show to Norris. He’ll be doing songs from his newest EP.
Saturday, April 5 – Tommy Georges
Tommy has been playing in the Rocky Mountain States for many years, opening for Poco, Hank Williams, Jr and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band among others. He and his wife Melissa recently released their new CD, “Free Range Cactus.” We are always happy to welcome him back to the Poolside Stage.
Sunday, April 6 – Tom Murphy/Chris Cunningham
It’s always fun when the daddy of Thermal Grass comes back to the Norris stage! It doesn’t get better than Tom Murphy on the mandolin. He always brings a guest with him and the fun never ends – this time it’s half of the wonderful Storyhill and famous producer Chris Cunningham. This will be great fun!www.mandotom.com or www.reverbnation.com/mandotom
Friday, April 11 – Coyote Gypsies
Eclectic Klezmer Band
Southwest Montana’s eclectic Klezmer band offers Eastern European folk music with a Western edge. Where the Old World meets the New West, they play howlin’ good music. The Coyote Gypsies duo: Mark Schlenz, violin and Jane Freeburg, accordion with guitar, bass and percussion.
Saturday, April 12 – Walcrik
Bozeman based folk/bluegrass duo playing original, traditional and cover music. We’re always happy to see these two out at the Holy Bucket – bring a group and join the fun!
Sunday, April 13 – Tom Catmull
Original and Stolen Americana
Tom Catmull has been writing, recording, performing, eating and breathing music for about 15 years.The style of his music usually lands somewhere between the blurred lines of country, country swing, pop and folk. Winner of Best Musicians in Missoula, we’re so happy to have him back! www.tomcatmull.com
Friday, April 18 – Britchy
Original acoustic duo
Missoula’s original acoustic Americana duo features the fine pickin’ and timeless songwriting of Richie Reinholdt and 907 Britt.It’s always great to have these two on the Poolside Stage. http://britchymusic.comhttp://www.facebook.com/BritchyDuo http://www.reverbnation.com/britchy
Saturday, April 19 – Aaron Howard
In every performance, Aaron Howard delivers his expertly crafted folk rock with the heart of a seventies troubadour and the voice of a powerhouse arena rocker. While the list of musicians that have influenced his writing, spans five decades and crosses nearly every genre line, he mostly draws comparisons to his contemporaries: ranging from AC/rock acts such as Coldplay, Matt Nathanson, and John Mayer, to the more intimate singer songwriter types like The Swell Season, Damien Rice, and Ray LaMontagne.
Sunday, April 20 – Matt Miller
A friend once described Matt’s music as ‘Mutant Jazz Folk’; really, it’s a blend of whatever speaks to him at the time. A lot of it is funky, bluesy, or jazzy, but a fair bit is difficult to pin down. Matt does live looping at times, which is fun, and that lets him play flute on a few songs. That always gets people’s attention. Welcome Matt to Norris! www.mattmillebaritone.bandcamp.com www.youtube.com/mattmillerbaritone
Friday, April 25 – Jill Cohn
Songstress Jill Cohn returns in 2014 with a new release, “Yellow Rose” produced by Grammy Award Winning Producer Malcolm Burn, who has credits with Bob Dylan, Daniel Lanois and is best known for his production on “Red Dirt Girl”, by EmmyLou Harris. After hearing Jill’s song, “Yellow Rose” which is about the struggles of the common man against corporate America, Burns invited the Seattle Songstress to record with him in his Kingston NY studio. This collaboration has resulted in a stunning new collection of deeply personal songs with a universal message of hope. Cohn’s songs pay homage to artists like Joni Mitchell, Sarah McLachlan and the Counting Crows, with tunes ranging from personal reflections to musical contemplations of domestic violence and vanishing rain forests. Raised in a small town in Eastern Washington, Cohn started singing before she started talking, and music has always been an integral part of her journey. A full-time musician since 1999, Cohn has released nine critically-acclaimed independent releases, has gained notoriety with her songs placed in popular TV shows and continues making her live shows the centerpiece of her musical endeavors. In addition to being an endorsee of Taylor Guitars and Elixir Strings since 2001, she was a top five finalist in the Lilith Fair Talent Search and has opened for many well-known artists including Jewel and Dave Matthews. www.jillcohn.com
Saturday, April 26 – Limerick
This Montana based duo plays guitar, flutes and whistles, banjo, and some fiddle in different combinations. We’re delighted to welcome them to Norris for their first time on the Poolside Stage!
Sunday, April 27 – Flatt Cheddar
The return of the Cheddar!! Drawing from influences ranging from David Grisman to Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Flatt Cheddar aim to keep the tunes flowing and the feet dancin’- Their rompin’ stompin’ bluegrass includes innovative originals, favorite bluegrass traditionals, and a good helping of the blues.Check them out atwww.reverbnation.com/flattcheddar
Friday, May 2 – Chad Okrusch
Chad is an ethics professor and singer/songwriter from Butte making another stop at Norris. Featured at the Storyhill Fest campfire, Chad performs original and thought provoking folk songs, many of which are featured on his “Wisdom Road” CD.
Saturday, May 3 – Coty Hogue
Coty Hogue grew up in Philipsburg, Montana and has been called the “Emmylou Harris of a new generation.” Singing with banjo and guitar accompaniment she mixes traditional, contemporary and original songs, taking you on an Americana music journey. Her rendition of the traditional song ‘Going to the West’ charted #1 on the Folk-DJ radio charts this past summer. http://www.cotyhogue.com
Sunday, May 4 – Free Radicals
The Free Radicals are a local acoustic duo offering old time blues, rock and Americana. With guitars, keyboard, mandolin and blues harp, they serve up originals, along with an eclectic mix of covers from such artists such as Hot Tuna, The Band, The Rolling Stones, The Grateful Dead, Leon Redbone, Robert Johnson, and many old-time country blues artists. Dynamic and always entertaining, the Free Radicals play real music straight from the heart. For more info, visit them online at new-free-radicals.com.
Don’t forget to keep up with us on our Facebook page and our Reverbnation page – updates on specials, directions, operating hours and much more! Music begins at 7 pm and as always, our No Loose Dogs Saloon offers delicious organic and locally grown food specials each and every day!
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