Jeff Plankenhorn & Telluride award-winner Russ Chapman close out Live season
It’s all about the music at Live From The Divide. The intimate performance space celebrates the lineage and contemporary voice of the American Roots singer/songwriter, featuring talent from all over the country. Here’s a look at the final acts of the season.
Jeff Plankenhorn is back in Southwest Montana with a Live set on Friday, November 16th at 8pm. Tickets are $20 plus fees. Doors at 7pm.
One of the most respected and sought-after guitarists in the Austin, Texas music scene, Plankenhorn is celebrating the release of his third album, Sleeping Dogs. Featuring guest performances from Ray Wylie Hubbard and Patty Griffin, as well as co-writes with Ray, Miles Zuniga (Fastball) and co-producer “Scrappy” Jud Newcomb, Sleeping Dogs is set to raise Plankenhorn’s profile as a singer-songwriter from Texas to the national scene.
Following on Saturday, November 17th, the last show of season 7 will feature world-class musician, songwriter and winner of the 2017 Telluride Emerging Blues Artist award, Russ Chapman. The evening will begin with a fundraiser dinner hosted by Salted Caramel from 5–7pm. Dinner is $50 per plate with proceeds benefitting Support Local Artists & Musicians (SLAM). Chapman’s performance to follow at 8pm. Tickets are $25 plus fees. Doors at 7pm.
The local singer/songwriter brings a strong sense of wit and a weak sense of sentimentality to nearly every song he writes. From numbers like “Exercise Your Demons,” where the narrator laments on aging and innocence, to “Jesus on the Beach,” an exploration of immigration, identity, and mild-mannered hypocrisy, Mr. Chapman will only sing a love song if it involves his deep affection for metaphor. As he said in his TEDx Bozeman presentation on songwriting, “I never met a metaphor I didn’t like.” Indeed. Be prepared for a memorable evening of words and music.
Tickets are sold at the door, but these small shows are known to sell out quickly – so get yours early! Tickets are available at Cactus Records or www.cactusrecords.net. Live is located at 627 E Peach St. in Bozeman. Visit www.livefromthedivide.com for a full lineup of performances and further information. •