Note: $15.00 is the day of show price.
Two man band that’s as full as a 4 piece. Ex-Gourds co-frontman Jimmy Smith and bluesman Pat McKay with drum stomping, guitar banging and vocalizing old Gourd, HardPans, Slo-Red faves and whatever’s on the Smitty madness menu this week.
Jimmy is best known for his 2 decades performing with famed Austin, TX alt-country outfit, The Gourds, as one of the two principal songwriters and bass player. Alongside Kevin “Shinyribs” Russell, Max Johnston (formerly of Wilco), Claude Bernard and Keith Langford, the band relentlessly toured the country, playing every festival stage imaginable and recording with the likes of Doug Sahm and long-time Bob Dylan sideman, Larry Campbell. Though their days as a band came to an end in 2013, Jimmy has continued playing music as The Hard Pans, the Jimmy Smith System and most recently as a power duo in Smith-McKay All Day. He currently resides in Missoula, MT, longtime second home to The Gourds.
THE FATTENIN’ FROGS
Born out of love for the back roads music of America’s past, The Fattenin’ Frogs play rock & roll in its original spirit by cranking up the electricity on the music of the juke joints, hootenannies, medicine shows and tent revivals of yesteryear. The Minneapolis quartet puts their heart and soul into every song so come on out, sing, dance, and clap along!
The Fattenin’ Frogs generate a freight train of emotional excitement with Amanda White’s unchained soulful wail and Chris Holm’s lonesome howl over a landscape of scorching fingerstyle electric guitar, hard charging drums, wailing harmonica, and thumping bass. Never safe or stamped out, they are not afraid to cap off a hot night of rock & roll with a zippy little kazoo solo because above all, rock & roll is supposed to be fun! Playing a mix of original songs and classic songs from America’s past, they’ll make you feel like you know every song even when you hear them for the first time.
The Federales: Classic country for the modern world. We’re not from the Black Hills, the Texas Panhandle or Appalachia. We’re from the Twin Cities. Damn proud of it, too, but we play country music, because it’s one of America’s native languages.
We use it to tell our stories of love, good times, Grain Belt & friends. Some are fact. Some are fiction with the truth hiding in there somewhere. All of them are heartfelt. We’re pickers, fiddlers, groovers & harmonizers. We’re ready to make you sing along, get up and dance or just sit and tap your toes. We’re The Federales.