Troubadors & thin-crusts at Red Tractor Pizza
Pizza night doesn’t have to be an order-in affair! Not only does Red Tractor Pizza serve some of the best pies in town, they also host live music and other events several evenings throughout the week. Settle in with a slice, a Montana brew, and a seat! Here’s a look at what’s coming up to finish off July.
Bridger Creek Boys return to their usual Thursday slot on July 20th at 7pm. The Boys are an acoustic bluegrass quartet steeped in old-time tradition, while also pushing the genre with newgrass. The band blends originals with covers of traditional bluegrass and more contemporary artists. Their style is confident, complex, and full of improvisation that will draw you in and get you shaking all over with bluegrass joy. Bridger Creek Boys play Red Tractor every Thursday night, with additional performances on July 20th and 27th at 7pm both evenings.
On July 21th, Jazz Night comes to Red Tractor, as it does every Friday, from 7–9pm. Hosted by guitarist and composer Alex Robilotta, these evenings feature the music styles of jazz, funk, latin, and more. Come out, get ready to groove, and hear America’s only original art form as it exists and evolves in the 21st century. Additional Jazz Nights are set for July 21st and 28th at 7pm both evenings.
Brianna Moore performs Saturday, July 15th at 7pm. Brianna’s vocals are dynamic and soulful, her voice uninhibited, her style raw and unpredictable. She describes singing as a release and a practice in mindfulness. Her relationship to music is intimate, whether she’s writing a song, improvising, or reinterpreting someone else’s creative work. Brianna creates music from a place of love and authenticity, and she also performs with her band The Sasquatch Funk.
Music Monday features Tom & Chelsea Cook on July 17th at 6:30pm. Both individual singer/songwriters, the couple performs a wide range of originals mixed with covers from some of their favorite songwriters like John Prine, Kris Kristofferson, Todd Snider, Miranda Lambert and the Dixie Chicks. Tom and Chelsea’s originals are influenced by their own life experiences, as well as the every day struggles and triumphs of those surrounding them. Some songs are happy, some are sad, and others are funny. Whatever the emotion, you’ll know right away that these songs follow a simple rule of songwriting — three chords and the truth.
The Dusty Pockets perform on Tuesday, July 18th at 7pm. The Bozeman group explores genres from blues and country, to folk and soul. They’re most comfortably described as purveyors of American roots music.
Check out Left on Tenth on Saturday, July 22nd beginning at 7pm. The band blends elements of funk, reggae, jazz, hip-hop, rock ‘n’ roll, blues, and everything in between. Citing influences like Sublime, The Wailers, Toots and the Maytals, Jimi Hendrix, and Fat Freddy’s Drop, they create original music interspersed with the occasional cover tune. With danceable energetic vibes, the audience participation has as much an impact on the show as the band itself.
Red Tractor hosts folk rock and Americana artist Bill Price on Monday, July 24th alongside cellist Grover Parido at 6:30pm. With one foot in folk and the other in rock, the singer/songwriter and recording artist performs solo, with his band, and other fellow musicians. The Beatles and Bob Dylan inspired a then-teenager to set his sights on songwriting. Price has released numerous albums of both original and traditional music.
Weston Lewis stops by with a performance on Tuesday, July 25th at 7pm. He’s a singer/songwriter and guitarist from Gardiner. Lewis currently plays in The Vibe Quartet, Cat’s Bananas (with Mike Koziel), solo performances, and as a sit-in lead guitarist for artists including The Andrew Hand Band, John Sherrill, The Electric Sunday, Lang Termes, Mathias, and M.O.T.H. He’s a former member of Bozeman band Cure for the Common.
Stop in for Comedy Night on Wednesday, July 26th beginning at 7:30pm. High energy comedy, improvised storytelling, and short scenes will keep you good and entertained. Red Tractor hosts one of Gallatin Valley’s only regular live comedy shows every month. The standup comedy night takes place every second and fourth Wednesday. The show is all ages, so you can bring the whole family for some laughs.
Maddie Kelly & Lucas Mace will close out the month with a joint show on Monday, July 31st at 6:30pm. Both members of The Hawthorne Roots, the pair will bring a stripped-down performance fans of the popular Bozeman band will be sure to enjoy. The Roots bring a soulful and energetic performance to the stage, every lyric sung with true passion and genuine elegance. Their repertoire explores different emotions and pushes the boundaries of what is known as the Americana genre of music. Their unique style of “Revved-Up Soul Music” has gained momentum and admiration. They do not write by the rules. The music of The Hawthorne Roots comes from nowhere else, but the heart.
Red Tractor Pizza serves up New York-style, brick oven pizzas with a Bozeman, Montana spin! The pizzeria uses the freshest, most locally-sourced ingredients to bring you hand-tossed artisan pizzas in a comfortable, family-friendly environment. Join for live music and entertainment 4+ nights a week while enjoying twelve of Montana’s best draft beers, juicy Italian wines, and the company of good friends, old or new! Red Tractor is the place where the Bozeman Community comes together to eat, listen, relax, share, learn, and connect.
Red Tractor Pizza is located at 1007 W. Main St. in Bozeman. Check out their menu and events at www.redtractorpizza.com. •