Since opening its doors some six years ago, Red Tractor has proved itself more than your average pizza joint. The local pizzeria hosts community-centric events and also welcomes sets by independent musicians throughout the week. The live music serves as a perfect complement to its handcrafted rounds and wide selection of regional brews. Here’s a look at who’s coming up.
Sunday, November 24th, sees the monthly return of The Dirt Farmers at 6pm. They’re a foot-stomping string band who have dubbed their musical style “paisley grass.” They’ve gained a following for their fun-loving mix of old school country, bluegrass, blues and rock – with the occasional slip into hip-hop. The band members, as unique as their song list, serve it all up with a smile on mandolin, banjo, guitar, fiddle and bass with vocal harmonies. The Dirt Farmers invite you to be “Having a Good Time” and experience the flavor and fun of Montana life.
Local singer/songwriter Chloe Little showcases her talents on Monday, November 25th at 6:30pm. Her originals span the genres of folk, country and indie. Pace your intake from the buffet so you can enjoy the entire show!
Weston Lewis is back on Tuesday, November 26th at 7pm. Lewis plays with a number of local bands, 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 MOTH. His solo sets are comprised mostly of acoustic rock covers and some of his original songs. In band settings, he likes to play funk, jazz, country and more.
On November 29th, Jazz Night takes over Red Tractor, as it does every Friday, at 7pm. Curated 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.
Bridger Creek Boys return to their usual Thursday slot on December 5th 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.
Red Tractor Pizza is located at 1007 W Main in Bozeman. Check out their menu at www.redtractorpizza.com. •