McMurtry has played in Missoula several times before, nearly selling out each time he performs. Check out the photo gallery from his last time at The Top Hat here.
McMurtry tours year round and consistently throws down unparalleled powerhouse performances. The Washington Post notes: “Much attention is paid to James McMurtry’s lyrics and rightfully so: He creates a novel’s worth of emotion and experience in four minutes of blisteringly stark couplets. What gets overlooked, however, is that he’s an accomplished rock guitar player … serious stuff, imparted by a singularly serious band.
Artists similar to James McMurtry include: Steve Earle, Robert Earl Keen, John Prine, and Hayes Carll.
In December of 2017, he released a politically charged single entitled “State of the Union.” Listen below.
Tickets go on sale 10AM Fri. April 13 and will be available at The Top Hat, online or by phone at (877) 987-6487. All tickets are general admission standing room only with limited bench seating available on a first come first served basis. Additional ticketing and venue information can be found here. Presale information below.