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Sam Platts & Great Plainsmen/The Dead Yellers
June 30, 2018 @ 8:30pm
A Night of Country w/ Sam Platts and The Dead Yellers
Sat · June 30, 2018
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm
$8.00 – $10.00
Southwest Montana’s Sam Platts and the Great Plainsmen play honky-tonk music with a unique sound guided by tradition. Sam Platts leads the group and is backed by solid rhythm, bass and harmony, creating music that is meant to be danced to. Songs range from originals written by Platts to traditional country staples, led by his vocals and guitar. The band’s focus is on making country music—while it may not fit on mainstream country radio, the young group’s commitment to their sound sets them apart. They have played around the world for a wide range of audiences, including festivals in France and China. The group originally formed in Coeur d’ Alene Idaho, but now call the small mountain town of Pony, Montana, home. Platts grew up in southern Wyoming, listening to music while driving around his grandfather’s ranch and cultivating a passion for traditional country music that few young people have today.
The Dead Yellers formed in 2011, with the ostentatious goal of finding a good excuse to smoke cigarettes and drink whiskey, and have been doing just that ever since. Relying on songwriting and simplicity rather than a love of NASCAR and Jesus, the band has carved out that difficult niche in the country scene with the conspicuous and stunning lack of a Johnny Cash or Waylon cover on their debut album, leading many critics to the conclusion that this must not be country at all.
They play both dancing and crying music.