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01/26/2019 22:1501/27/2019 01:00America/BoiseJackson Holte & The Highway Patrol
The Top Hat is happy to welcome Jackson Holte & The Highway Patrol for a FREE live performance on Saturday, January 26, 2019. About Jackson Holte & The Highway Patrol Jackson Holte & the Highway Patrol is a 4-piece rock and roll band from Missoula, MT, formed by several of the town’s greasiest bar-band veterans in… Continue Reading
Jackson Holte & the Highway Patrol is a 4-piece rock and roll band from Missoula, MT, formed by several of the town’s greasiest bar-band veterans in 2017. Jackson Holte fronts the band with his own blend of earthy narrative songwriting and soaring blues guitar playing, and in the Highway Patrol – Marko “The Midnight Shadow” Capoferri on bass, Tyson Gerhardt on guitar, and Brian Tremper on drums – he’s found three gentlemen who share his conviction that music can be both insightful and irreverent, both sophisticated and visceral, both deep and wide.
Together their sound is what ISSUES magazine called “a lo-fi, indy rock version of the great Americana music of the 1970s,” and if the band’s music seems retrospective, it may be only because Holte once picked up a copy of For the Sake of the Song and learned from Mickey Newbury’s liner notes that “a writer’s tools are truths, and truth doesn’t change all that much.” With a firm grounding in America’s folk traditions, the band is able to bound across genres in an authentic and emotive re-imagining of what a working rock and roll band can be.
Straw Hat Riots
Straw Hat Riots is an alternative roots rock powerhouse from Missoula, Montana that seamlessly blends western, funk, and pop together with a generous dose of rock ‘n roll. Drawing influence from the likes of Tom Petty, Curtis Mayfield, My Morning Jacket, and The Steve Miller Band, the group pays homage to their heroes in a unique and brilliant way.
The group is currently writing for their first official release, while strengthening their live performance. This core is Klaus Hamburg, formerly of Luna Roja, and Comatose Smile, a prodigy with the strings performing lead guitar, lap steel, and mandolin. Mike Hendy formerly of the John Adam Smith Band and Andrea Harsell and Luna Roja on the bass guitar, Matt Bainton, of Shot Stereo, and Voodoo Horseshoe on the drums, and Winston Wolf, Jr. formerly of Comatose Smile on the rhythm guitar and lead vocals.
Straw Hat Riots has performed all across Montana as well as headlining the Lost Trail Music festival. The group has been perfecting their craft individually for years, and as a group they bring a high energy performance you won’t want to miss.