Red Tractor artists add musical sauce to already delightful pizza rounds
A slice a day keeps the sadness at bay, and Red Tractor has a pie for every palate! 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.
Music Monday features the talents of Kristin Lundell on December 2nd beginning at 6:30pm. The local singer/songwriter and guitarist performs catchy, melodic rock originals inspired by the likes of Veruca Salt, Juliana Hatfield, and The Beatles. She’ll also have the audience singing along as she puts her spin on hits that span the decades.
Frequent Red Tractor performer Larry Kiff entertains on Tuesday, December 3rd at 7pm. He’s an excellent guitarist and has been a country fan all his life, citing Buck Owens as his number one influence. Expect to hear older country tunes with covers of George Jones, Owens, Johnny Cash, and Charley Pride, just to name a few.
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. Bridger Creek Boys will bring additional performances to Red Tractor on December 12th and 19th at 7pm.
On December 6th, 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. Additional Jazz Nights are set for December 13th and 20th at 7pm.
PermaFunk is back on Saturday, December 7th at 7pm. The Bozeman-based group makes music to keep bodies moving and souls grooving! Expect plenty of funky, soulful, psychedelic, and Latin-infused grooves. The band is inspired by the creativity and passion of the 1970s and everyone who participates in the PermaFunk experiment.
Take in a Sunday show by the Lazy Owl String Band on December 8th at 6pm. A diverse group of musicians, the Lazy Owls’ influences range from jazz and blues to punk rock. However varied their influences, they’re undeniably steeped in an old-timey traditional style. The group encapsulates an ethic of hard driving, whiskey drinking, boot-stomping music with infectious energy that’s sure to get you moving. The band’s repertoire is heavily rooted in original material that pays homage to the tradition from which it was begotten.
Jacob Rountree sets up on Monday, December 9th at 6:30pm. Bringing an indie rock/folk sound to every performance, he sings songs with contemplative and powerful messages that are relatable and help build the soul. If his audience isn’t captivated by the introspective lyrics and unique finger-picking, they’re guaranteed to be mesmerized by his multi-dimensional performance. Inspired by artists such as Ben Howard, Jose Gonzales and Nick Drake, Rountree uses his percussive technique, while looping and layering dynamic rhythms, to create a rare musical experience.
Make it a Saturday pizza night with Vibe Quartet on December 14th at 7pm. The improv quartet fuses a variety of instrumental music ranging from jazz standards to original funk numbers and instrumental popular tunes. Order up your crust of choice and indulge!
Red Tractor Pizza is located at 1007 W Main in Bozeman. Check out their menu at www.redtractorpizza.com. •