Studebaker John, Hector Anchondo & more at Chico Saloon
Chico Hot Springs offers welcoming accommodations, a natural hot springs to soak in, and live entertainment every weekend! Come kick up your feet — and soak them too!
Sunday, July 30th will see two special performances to close out the month — Claudia Williams & Friends at 3pm and Michael Charles at 8pm.
Williams has been singing in the Big Sky Country most of her life. As the lead singer of Montana Rose, she’s following her dream of songwriting and interpreting songs of others that speak to her soul. She enjoys telling the stories of life and love in the west, sharing tales that most just dream about. A true Montana icon, she was born and raised in the West and carries on the culture in music. Williams interprets standards like “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Sweet Dreams,” and others, with an erotic tenderness that’s less country than it is late-night hip. A little folk, country and blues, it’s American roots music.
Charles’ musical pilgrimage began over five decades ago in his homeland of Melbourne, Australia. He launched his stateside music career working the whole Chicago blues circuit performing with Mr. Buddy Guy, Phil Guy, James Cotton, Eddy Clearwater, Junior Wells, George Baze, as well as touring with one more blues legend, Jimmy Dawkins. Charles has thirty releases in his discography, and as with all of his performances and recordings, his guitar is kept forefront and is the driving force behind his music. Charles stops in at Chico as a part of his “All I Really Know Tour.”
Check out the Hector Anchondo Band on Friday, August 11th. Taking his rightful place at the forefront of the contemporary blues world, Anchondo grew up on a Missouri farm where he soaked up roots and Latino music, bluegrass and old blues. He picked up the guitar as teen, and as soon as he finished high school, he headed for Omaha to make a life playing guitar. Come experience what Omaha fans have loved for so long — the smooth smoky voice that can make you smile even as tears fill your eyes, the audacious grooves of his powerful band, and the lyrical mastery of Anchondo’s guitar, telling the story of a life lived for the love of music. The Hector Anchondo Band’s latest album, Roll the Dice, was released in April.
Rock, rhythm & blues artists Gary Small & The Coyote Brothers will take the stage Friday and Saturday, August 18th and 19th. If you love blues, rockabilly, surf, and plain ol’ good times music, then you’re in the right place — their motto is “Purveyors of Good Boogie Music.” The Coyote Bros are a diverse band with three Native American Music Awards including: Songwriter of the Year, Best Male Artist, and Best Rock Album. The group is defined by its rockabilly, blues, cajun, surf, reggae, and anything else they deem cool.
Chico Saloon music begins at 9pm unless otherwise noted. Chico Hot Springs is located in Pray, Montana, 20 miles south of Livingston. Come sip, soak, and swing! For more information, call (406) 333-4933 or visit www.chicohotsprings.com. •