Pine Creek presents barn-burning shows by Hot Buttered Rum, Midnight River Choir
Tucked away in beautiful Paradise Valley, the modern-rustic Pine Creek Lodge offers an extensive slate of live music to keep guests and others entertained through the summer months. Here’s a look at what’s coming up.
Saturday, June 15th, features the Paradise Valley return of The Two Tracks with local help from country roots artist Quenby on the Beer Garden Stage at 7pm. Tickets are $10 in advance and day of show.
South Dakota-based Humbletown Duo performs from the Beer Garden Stage on Wednesday, June 19th at 7pm. This show is FREE of admission.
The pairing of Morgan Lee and Dylan James perform with melodic medleys of folk, bluegrass and jazz. The duo first met six years ago when they shared the stage with different projects and later reconnected over a folk song. The song had been adapted, taught to Morgan by her banjo teacher, brought to South Dakota, and was passed around until it found its way into Dylan’s hands.
West Coast Americana group Hot Buttered Rum hit the Main Stage on Thursday, June 20th. Pacific Northwest jamgrassers Cascade Crescendo will get the music started at 7pm. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 day of show, based on availability.
For nearly two decades, Hot Buttered Rum has attracted a truly multi-generational audience across the States with their high energy and fun-loving performances that showcase their stunning instrumental and vocal ingenuity. The band released Lonesome Panoramic, their sixth studio album, last summer.
Following on Friday, June 21st is cosmic folk foursome Futurebirds on the Main Stage at 7pm. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 day of show, based on availability.
The band plays laid-back country-rock with an atmospheric, psychedelic twist. The music is a patchwork amalgam of influences, including: twangy Southern rock, reverb-soaked psychedelia, and soaring guitar solos. The group began turning heads with the release of a self-titled EP, whose backwoods harmonies and pedal steel riffs helped earn them a record contract. Following 2010’s Hampton’s Lullaby, the group’s latest releases include Hotel Parties and the subsequent Portico EPs, I and II.
Wednesday, June 26th sees Portland duo Fox & Bones on the Beer Garden Stage at 7pm. This show is FREE of admission.
This conceptual folk collaboration between American songwriters Sarah Vitort and Scott Gilmore combines lush two-part harmonies and a complex, heartwarming lyrical landscape with soft-spoken yet rich musical accompaniment. Live, they draw their audience in with their quirky banter and adorable onstage chemistry, creating – and inspiring in their fans – an archetype for true love in the modern world. Their latest album, Better Land, is available now.
Midnight River Choir brings a show on Thursday, June 27th. Blake from the Lake will get the music started at 7pm from the Beer Garden Stage. This show is FREE of admission.
The Texas-based purveyors of groovy, feel good music have earned Midnight River Choir a following from coast to coast. The band members’ lives have been woven together by a strong thread of energy both on and off stage. That energy is raw and natural and soaked up from the earth through their bare feet. Midnight River’s debut album, Fresh Air, is available now.
Moving into the weekend, The Dirt Farmers are set for a Beer Garden show on Friday, June 28th at 7pm. This performance is also FREE of admission.
The foot-stomping string band call 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.
Colorado’s Drunken Hearts wrap up the first month of summer with a Joe Knapp-assisted performance on Saturday, June 29th. The Beer Garden show begins at 7pm and is FREE of admission.
From their humble inception as an acoustic trio, The Drunken Hearts have evolved into an electric five-piece that is captivating audiences across the country. In those few years, the group has managed to make a name for itself in a state that is known for cultivating world-class music. The band fearlessly bottles a tempestuous, yet honest brand of Americana music – infusing spirited vocals with electric and acoustic instruments and crafting heartfelt songs that are resonating with crowds everywhere.
Also in Paradise Valley, Pine Creek presents 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: Maddie Alpert on June 15th, Christy Hays on June 16th, Neil Filo Beddow on June 22nd, Kennedy Richards on June 23rd, Kristin Lundell on June 29th and Tom Kirwan closing out the month on June 30th. 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. •