Pine Creek performers play Paradise Valley this month plus Pine Creek also has your midday music fix with its Brunch Live Music Series
Pine Creek Lodge is opening up 2019 with s’more live music in its modern-rustic, mountainside space. Here’s a look at who’s playing in the heart of Paradise Valley.
Ryan Acker brings a FREE performance to the dining room on Saturday, January 12th beginning at 7pm. He’s one third of Minneapolis-based trio The Last Revel, a group of powerfully talented multi-instrumentalists who naturally blend the genres of folk, rockabilly, old time string-band and rock to create a sound equally original and timeless. They’re known to consistently deliver “bombastic live performances,” as well as delicate and haunting folk ballads. Their latest album, Hazard & Fate, showcases the band’s ability to create rich and delicately textured recorded material with a modern “tip of the hat” to the storied history of American folk music. The Last Revel released new singles “Don’t You Often Wonder” and “Cheyenne” in 2018. Stop by the Lodge to check out Acker’s solo renditions, among other tunes!
Paige & the People’s Band follow with a lively show on Friday, January 25th at 7pm. Advance tickets are $10 and will also be available at the door. The nine-piece, horn-powered and vocally charged group is quickly becoming a mainstay of the Montana music scene, showcasing the sound of ‘70s soul with a modern twist. The backup vocalists and horn section make the band reminiscent of groups like Cold Blood or Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings but with a contemporary feel. They pride themselves on playing diverse music from several genres, all infused with a generous dose of soul in every song.
Lead singer Paige Rasmussen is joined by a cast of legendary Montana musicians. Her brother and founding People’s Band member, Aaron Rasmussen, provides a rhythmic backbone to this dynamic group as drummer and vocalist. Mike “The Wizard” Kozeil adds electricity and imagination with his extraordinarily improvised key solos. Ben Johns brings class and a smoky allure with his warm and commanding saxophone. Orin Gunderson pops the top end with control of his ever-compelling trumpet. Casey George holds down the low end with a robust tone and vivid bass fills. Leah Hueser and Karla Vandersloot fill out the sound with skilled, exciting and sultry vocals, and Dan Bradner brightens the stage with his exceptional and inspired guitar.
The band dresses to impress, giving their performances a sense of occasion, then blasts the roof off with their big band, powerhouse sound. Members of Paige & The People’s Band have shared the stage with such musical legends as B.B. King, The Doobie Brothers, and Lyle Lovett. They have toured the United States and Europe and are bringing what they’ve loved and learned back to this electrifying group.
But wait, there’s more! Pine Creek also has your midday music fix with its Brunch Live Music Series. The weekend offering regularly showcases regional musicians from 11am–1pm. Order some food, maybe a cold beverage, then find a spot! Upcoming acts include: Cole Thorne on January 6th, Sierra Kamplain on January 13th, Harley Larson on January 20th, and Dave Provost on January 27th. Take your pick and head over! These shows are FREE of admission and open to the public.
Please visit www.pinecreeklodgemontana.com for ticketing information, to reserve your cabin, and to learn more about these and other upcoming events. Pine Creek Lodge is located at 2496 E River Rd., just outside of Livingston. Call (406) 222-3628 for further information. •