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Reverend Slanky Funk Band

Reverend Slanky is in the house

When Reverend Slanky’s in the house no one’s standing still  |   Saturday night in Missoula was the 10th Anniversary celebration of the legendary and expansive funk band. It’s a band that has rocked Missoula’s various musical venues including but not limited to the Palace, the Badlander, the Top Hat (old and the remodeled) and other […]

Western Lonely: Montana to Washington

Western Lonely: Montana to Washington

Western Lonely: Montana to Washington: the Real West.   Robert Fletcher sums up my travels through the beloved West this past week. My range is from Montana to Washington, west to east and back again, covering 1,900 miles give or take a few.   Open Range Western land was made for those Who like land wild […]

Indie Bands Tour for Hospice: Free Your Spirit

Indie Bands Tour for Hospice: Free Your Spirit

Indie bands tour across the US raising money for hospice, titled “Free Your Spirit”, it’s music for your soul and music for a cause.   Indie bands, Shakewell and Mile 5, started the tour off in Missoula with out-of-state bands including; The Will Arrington Band, The Luke Williams Band, and Canvas People from San Marcos, TX.  In addition, musician […]

Fall in the Pacific Northwest

Fall in the Pacific Northwest

  Fall in the Pacific Northwest. It’s raining outside. Of course—some would say—this is Washington the Evergreen State. How do you think it stays this way? But I know it does not always rain here. September’s brilliance is just passing from memory, with days that pushed 80 degrees, definitely lots of 70s and then 60s. […]

The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2013, Where Reality Plays Itself.

The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2013, Where Reality Plays Itself.

Sergeant Dan Edwards, Andy Smetanka Big Sky Update Wednesday, Feb 27th update: I’m home and seguing into routines. I keep thinking about certain films. That quirky Love at a Certain Age keeps calling me. I’m including a trailer here for all of you. Watch for this film! Beg for it! Cross your fingers that Gil […]

A Jamboree Family: Inspiration

A Jamboree Family: Inspiration

For Phyllis Erck, her parents are the inspiration for starting the Ruby Jewel Jamboree now three years running in Missoula.  Phyllis was born about the same time her father started the Reilly Springs Jamboree in Texas and both her parents took her as an infant to the concerts.  It wasn’t until her twenties, when she […]