Dirtwire Announces Ghostcatcher Tour Including Concerts at The Top Hat and The ELM in 2023

Self described “swamptronica” band Dirtwire will bring their Ghostcatcher Tour to Montana for two shows in 2023! They’ll perform at The Top Hat in Missoula on Friday, January 6th and The ELM in Bozeman on Saturday, January 7th. Both shows will feature an opening set from Bloomurian.

Dirtwire has grown a fervent Montana fanbase since they first came to the Top Hat in 2018. They’ve returned to Big Sky Country several times and seem to get better with every show (photos).

The band has a totally unique sound of their own that lands somewhere between Americana and electronica, or as they say, “between ancient Mother Earth and modern technology.” They use a whirlwind of traditional instrumentation, world percussion, soundscapes, and electronic beats to create their signature “swamptronica.” Their latest EP and tour namesake, Ghostcatcher, was released in October 2022.

Listen to a few of their tracks and you’ll get a feel for their signature sound, but nothing beats their live show! Their mysterious live performances include a plethora of globally sourced rhythms and beats that produce an unforgettable experience.


PRESALE: Limited Groove presale tickets will be available online only from 10am to 10pm (or while supplies last) Thursday, Nov. 10th. A password will be provided via email after completing the sign up form below. PLEASE NOTE: Logjam Gift Cards cannot be used for presale purchases. Learn how to purchase tickets with your Logjam gift card here.

PUBLIC ON SALE: Tickets for both shows will go on sale to the general public Friday, Nov. 11, 2022 at 10:00AM and will be available at the Top Hat, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. Visit the specific event page below for tickets and more info.

About Dirtwire

Dirtwire stands poised between ancient Mother Earth and modern technology, a blend of ethnomusicology and the psychedelic trance state, gut-bucket delta blues and what the band variously dubs “back-porch space cowboy blues, swamptronica, and electro-twang.” It’s a sound informed by Dirtwire’s travels and performances around the globe, where East meets West and North joins South. From the favelas in Brazil, Femi Kuti’s Shrine in Lagos, Tokyo’s bluegrass clubs, Ayahuasca ceremonies in Central America, Gamelan performances in Bali, desert festivals in the Australian Outback, and the 20th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s modernized new capital Astana, the band spreads its message by building bridges across musical cultures in their own unique way.

Dirtwire plays an array of instruments both ancient and modern, including West African kamale ngonis, jaw harps, space fiddles, whamola basses, Rickenbacher electric 12 string guitars, bowed Banjos and mouth harps from around the globe, all interwoven into modern laptop beat creation. Hailing from the underground west coast electronic bass music scene Dirtwire finds itself at the forefront of experimental electronic music production mixing in their wide array of world instruments with sampled beats and 808’s. Dirtwire’s live shows are a communal psychedelic journey, ranging from down home boot stomping get downs, to bass and blues electronic mashups, to ethereal cinematic beat driven soundscapes. Woven into each is the exploration of where live instruments meet computer production, and where tradition meets experimentation.