Starting out in coffee shops and open mics around his small home town of Kalispell Montana Matt Evans honed his skills through chronic abuse of Marijuana and Alcohol. Traveling to Tacoma he worked on his set and eventually moved into big boy comedy. You can find him doing shows around the north west and hitting open mics in and around his home town.
Columbia, Missouri trio The Hooten Hallers are a high-energy blues-rock band known for hard-traveling and wild live shows, with a seemingly endless tour schedule. The myriad of influences in their music incorporates elements of rhythm & blues, rock’n’roll, honky tonk, jazz, soul, and punk with a thematic penchant for the strange and the unexplained. Their live shows take the listener on a seamless ride from unapologetically raucous blues on the lap steel and bass sax, to a sweet three part harmony country ballad, to a romping dance number.
2017’s self-titled album ‘The Hooten Hallers’ on Big Muddy Records, is the culmination of their experiences from a decade of performing and traveling together. They’ve injected the album with the stories and characters they’ve encountered over many years and miles. Produced by Johnny Walker (Soledad Brothers, All Seeing Eyes) and Kristo Baricevic (Big Muddy Records), the Hooten Hallers’ latest effort showcases their evolution as musicians and songwriters. It garnered attention by Vice’s Noisey – “This album rules”; Rock’N’Reel (UK) – “This is a band that really understands and exudes the history of rock and roll”; Impose Magazine – “another stunner of a music collection”; New Releases Now – “one of the most dynamic live shows around”; AXS – “This album is sheer madness in the best way”; Ground Sounds – “gritty, groovy, and bluesy”; amongst others.
Dec 21, 2018 welcomed the release of a new album, ‘Live in Missouri’, recorded at The Blue Note in Columbia, MO earlier in the year. This new recording closely captures the intense energy of The Hooten Hallers in concert, with a combination of improvisation, extended versions of songs, and many fan favorites.
Listeners often detect hints of George Thorogood, Morphine, and Tom Waits, but anyone who has seen The Hooten Hallers live knows that this power trio is unlike anything they’ve experienced before.
John Randall’s demonically-tinged vocals and manic guitar, and Andy Rehm’s screaming falsetto vocals and steady, pounding drum beat keep the band focused on their unique blend of deep blues and country punk. Kellie Everett brings the power with the deep rumble of her baritone and bass saxophones. When The Hooten Hallers come to town, you know it’s gonna be a party!
Tylor & The Train Robbers debut album “Gravel” is a perfect blend of gritty americana and outlaw honky tonk. This album has been described as honest, inviting and quintessentially western (Micheal Deeds – Idaho Statesman). Released in May of 2017, “Gravel” is a compilation of 10 original songs written by lead singer Tylor Ketchum. Tylor describes this album as a snapshot of the band just as you’d hear them at a live show.
Currently, the Train Robbers are on the road touring throughout the US and are working on recording their second studio album, due out in the summer of 2018.
Ian Thomas performing with his Band Of Drifters; draws on a variety of American roots influences, delivering a captivating raw live performance and distinctive sound from his original compositions on guitar, harmonica and kazoo.
Few Miles South is “bringing back that classic, country sound and honky-tonk atmosphere” (Skope Magazine). The group was created by south Georgia raised Blake English and Los Angeles native Tori Lund, who began writing together in 2014 with intentions to shop songs to other artists. After a couple years bonding with their catalog they decided to wrangle up some local musicians and form a band. Their single “On Down the Road” charted on HOTDISC’s Country Top 40 and they were awarded “Best International Music Video” in 2017. In 2018, they released a 5 track EP, Might Could, and a year later followed up with a full length album, Californ I Aint. FMS does all their writing, recording and producing in house, often from their home deep in the Georgia woods. They can be found performing and road tripping around the U.S., while raising their dogs.
Since their unholy birth in 2001, Gutter Demons have been tearing up the scene across Canada, USA and Europe with their intense stage shows, raucous rock n’ roll music, red-blooded Rockabilly roots, Punk and Heavy Metal potency and downright dirty musicianship. This hard-working three-piece band brought their unique approach to their genre. The Demons “psycho-sound” is refreshing and deeper than most of their contemporary peers. Gutter Demons take great pride in releasing rich & well written albums. After all, the Devil has always had the Best tunes!
The Lucitones are a local Montana band that play Punk, Rock n Roll, Psychobilly music. (Band Members: Elliott Abbott, Matt Lawlor, Roger Fingar)