Wild Joe*s home to regular nights of strings & specialty coffee
After getting those holiday decorations back into storage and sending off thank-you notes, settle in with a hot coffee accompanied by some live music at Wild Joe*s. Downtown Bozeman’s Coffee Spot is a great place to check out early evening and afternoon sets by local and traveling artists. And of course, their menu offers plenty of delicious caffeinated and other treats to enjoy alongside the tunes! Here’s a look at what’s coming up.
Check out a solo set by Bozeman singer/songwriter Jeff Peterson on Friday, January 11th from 6–8pm. He’s the guitar-playing half of the Road Agents, an Americana duo that tours the breweries, hot springs, and saloons of Southwest Montana. Peterson’s songs tend to focus on roads, dogs, firewood the desert, as well as various bits of Montana, each with a strong rhythm developed to compete for attention in crowded and loud taprooms. In August the Road Agents, comprised also of Helena-based mandolin player Justin Ringsak, released Dreams of Stingrays, Roadrunners & Hangovers, a six-song EP of Peterson’s original songs.
Pacific Northwest singer/songwriter Jenny Jahlee performs on Sunday afternoon, January 13th, from 1–3pm. Her initial pull to write and play music came from a musical father and an affinity for truly feeling all of life. Self-taught on both guitar and vocals, Jahlee’s songs traverse a variety of genres which convey comfort, inspiration, soul, and some good old-fashioned rock and roll – ultimately providing an experience both meaningful and danceable. These eclectic tunes are lyrically driven, and Jahlee possesses a gift for speaking to the heart as well as the mind and spirit. She speaks and rhymes with a high intelligence and ability to guide a narrative. Her debut album, Be You, released in October.
Take in some tunes by local singer and guitarist David Carney on Friday, January 18th from 6–8pm. He plays a variety of covers from artists spanning the decades. He’ll play some favorite tunes as well as old folk songs that are relatively unknown, but classics to those familiar. Carney’s show has something to offer for all generations of listeners!
The next Open Mic Night will take place Friday, January 19th from 6–8pm. Come for an evening of music performed by local musicians. Bring your guitar, sitar, zither, poetry, comedy, or theremin and take a turn up at the mic. Show Bozeman what you’re made of! Individual set lengths depend on the number of musicians who want to play. Sign-ups start at 5:30pm – first come, first served. Be sure to bring your friends and support live music in Bozeman! A modest contribution to the kitty will be divided by participating musicians at the end of the night. The more people who come, the more money in the pot.
Looking to Friday, January 25th, Wild Joe*s and The White Room will host a Martinis & Metalsmiths: A Bridgercare Fundraiser from 4–7pm. All are invited to enjoy works by local metalsmith Marina Kessler, Deana Albers and Indian Paintbrush Designs, poetry from the Bozeman Poetry Collective, as well as some exciting raffles! Shop to support – 10% of all sales will directly benefit Bridercare. This evening event is FREE and open to the public.
Please note: the Howard Beall & the Fake News performance on Sunday, Jan. 6th has been canceled.
Wild Joe*s Coffee Spot is located at 18 W Main St. in the heart of historic Downtown Bozeman. Learn more about these and other upcoming events at www.wildjoescoffee.com. •