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About The Lil Smokies
With their roots submerged in the thick buttery mud of traditional bluegrass, The Lil Smokies have sonically blossomed into a leading player in the progressive acoustic sphere, creating a new and wholly unique, melody driven sound of their own. The quintet, from Missoula, MT, has been hard at work, writing, touring and playing to an ever-growing fan base for the past 6 years.
The fruits of their labor recently culminating with wins at the 2016 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Momentum Award for Best Band and at the 2015 Telluride Bluegrass Festival band competition. In 2013 the band also won The Northwest String Summit Band Competition. With a unique blend of traditional bluegrass, newgrass, innumerable unique originals, sheer raw energy, and exquisite musicianship, The Lil Smokies weave seamlessly through genres, leaving behind melodies you’ll be singing to yourself for days and a jaw you’ll have to pick up off the floor. This five-piece bluegrass ensemble features Andy Dunnigan (dobro), Scott Parker (upright bass), Matt Cornette (banjo), Jake Simpson (fiddle) and Matt Rieger (guitar).
Josh Farmer Band
Missoula’s home-grown Josh Farmer Band have been bringing their unique blend of jazz, funk, rock, and soul music to the local scene since Fall 2011. The band has quickly gained a growing audience, regularly headlining shows at Missoula venues like The Top Hat, The Union Club, The Badlander, Sean Kelly’s, and Monk’s.
Their debut EP album was released in September 2012 and has gathered praise both for Josh’s original songwriting and for compelling instrumental performances by the whole band. The CD is available at Rockin’ Rudy’s and Ear Candy Music, or digitally through iTunes and the Facebook page’s Music Store.
The “Video EP” is a collection of music videos released in April 2013 that make up Josh Farmer Band’s second release. These videos are not intended to complement a CD release, but rather to present the new music in a performance setting, to see and hear this dynamic band as they truly are. The four short films of the band playing for a live audience of friends can be viewed on YouTube and Reverbnation.
With a message of unity, equality and love for a creative community, their exciting, one-of-a-kind, live performances are known to incite vibes of happiness and freedom. Let go through joyful dance and sing along while Josh and his band do what they enjoy most!