Chico welcomes weekend bands, Delta blues of John Fohl
It may be June, but it’s still plenty chilly – and that calls for a nice soak! Transition into Montana’s favorite months with a weekend getaway to Chico Hot Springs. With fantastic live entertainment in the Saloon every Friday and Saturday night, you can kick up your heels – and soak them too. Here’s a look at who’s headed to the Paradise Valley watering hole.
GrooveWax brings the entertainment Friday and Saturday, June 7th and 8th. The Gallatin Valley band is comprised of former Jamelution members Cindy Damjanovich, Junior Damjanovich, and Nik Damjanovich, plus SaddleTramp’s Gary Peterson. They play rock, country, and blues.
Montana Sun return Friday and Saturday, June 14th and 15th. The Columbus group’s members bring various experience, personality and creativity to the band’s performances. And “like a fine blended whiskey,” has aged, not to say perfection, but a finely crafted entity whose covers give a new twist and feel to a forgotten classic. Not unheard of, but certainly unusual, each band member sings and has a delivery style all their own, playing off each others harmonies and background vocals. Montana Sun shows are high energy, roller coaster rides complete with classic rock and country covers, as well as originals.
Looking ahead, New Orleans-based Delta blues artist John Fohl brings a special Thursday show to Chico on June 20th at 7pm. A Montana native, the singer/songwriter and guitarist has performed alongside artists like Dr. John, Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown, Shemeka Copeland, Charlie Musselwhite, Bo Diddley, the Blind Boys of Alabama, the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Johnny Sansone, and Shannon MacNally, among others.
Chico Saloon music begins at 9pm, unless otherwise noted. Chico Hot Springs is located in Pray, 20 miles south of Livingston. Come sip, soak, and swing! For more information, visit www.chicohotsprings.com. •