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The Bozeman Folklore Society is an all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, preserving, enjoying and sharing the music, dance, arts, crafts, and skills of traditional cultures. We are an associate group of the Country Dance and Song Society.

We invite you to join and become involved with our effort to continue to present live music and promote dancing in our community. Volunteers are needed, as well as your support to continue to share our love for all the richness in the folk traditions. For more information about concerts, call Rik James at (406) 586-4123.

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The Bozeman Folklore Society Concert Series has presented a wide array of musical styles over the past ten years, and wishes to thank members of the community for its support. Coming up on the calendar...

 
Bob Bovee

Our next co-presentation with the City of Bozeman's Parks and Rec Dept., for the Pickin' in the Parks Concert Series, takes place on Friday, Oct. 1. It's been a while since we've had some good ol' cowboy music for a show, so we've invited Bob Bovee to town for a show at the historic Story Mansion. Do you have an affection for authentic cowboy songs? Ballads? Blues & Ragtime? Square dance tunes? Novelty numbers? Yodels? Tin Pan Alley favorites? Bob might play any or all of these in the front room at the Story.

Bob is a Nebraska native whose family sang and played the old-time songs. Many of the western and railroad songs he does were learned from his grandmother. He plays banjo and autoharp, sings and yodels, and can drive a dance band with his guitar and harmonica. Bob is well known and loved for his dry and witty stage humor. He has published numerous articles and reviews for The Old-Time Herald and Inside Bluegrass and been an instructor for a course called "The History of Country Music" for the Honors Division at the University of Minnesota.

You won't want to miss this show, Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Story Mansion, 811 S. Willson in Bozeman. Doors open at 7:00, and the show starts at 7:30. Advance tickets are available for $14 from Cactus Records in Bozeman, or online at cactusrecords.net. Any additional tickets will be available for $17 at the door. BFS members are eligible for a $3/ticket discount - to get advance discount tickets, send an email to wall at montanadsl dot net.

Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum

The next Pickin' in the Parks Concert, presented in cooperation with the City of Bozeman Parks & Rec. Dept., will be Sunday, Oct. 16, when we welcome Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum back to Bozeman. Laurie and Tom did a concert with the BFS back in 2004; we are very excited to have them back to play in the front room at the Story Mansion!

Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum are widely regarded as being among the preeminent bluegrass and Americana artists of our time. They formed a musical partnership in 1986, when Tom joined Laurie’s acclaimed band, Grant Street. Between them, they have recorded over twenty albums, as a duo and with their many talented musical friends, including their 1995 Grammy-nominated album “The Oak and the Laurel.” Their latest release, “The Hazel and Alice Sessions,” delves into the repertoire of Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerard, two trailblazing women of bluegrass music.

Together, Laurie and Tom perfectly balance each other’s voices, and Tom’s sometimes-quirky and always deeply musical mandolin playing provides the ideal counterpoint to Laurie’s original compositions and her fiddle and guitar mastery.

The pickin' commences at 7:30 on Sunday, Oct. 1, at the Story Mansion, 811 S. Willson in Bozeman, and the doors open at 7:00. Advance tickets are available for $20 from Cactus Records in Bozeman, or online at cactusrecords.net. Any additional tickets will be available for $25 at the door. BFS members are eligible for a $3/ticket discount - to get advance discount tickets, send an email to wall at montanadsl dot net.

For more information about concerts in general, call Rik James at (406) 586-4123.

FUTURE CONCERTS

Looking ahead in the BFS Concert Series calendar, we have the following performances:

  • Nov. 18 - The High Country Cowboys from Red Lodge
  • Dec. 11 - Chris Cunningham and friends, for a show featuring Chris' compositions plus some holiday favorites 


If you have questions about any of these events, please contact Rik James

Our sincerest thanks and appreciation to C. E. Stewart for his long-time support of our concert series!

KGLT SUNDAY MUSIC SPOTLIGHT

KGLT is airing some of the great moments from BFS concert series history on the Sunday Music Spotlight. If you weren't able to attend the shows, here's a chance to hear some of the acoustic alchemy that goes down in the Chris Boyd Room at Pilgrim Church. If you were there, you still might enjoy revisiting these concerts. The shows air every other Sunday at noon on KGLT – it can be streamed at http://www.kglt.net/index.php/programming/streaming-audio.

The intro and outro music for our Sunday Music Spotlight shows is taken from the song Tom and Jerry, off Ben Winship's album Early Times. The album is out of print, but you can get an MP3 version in the store at http://benwinship.com.

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2016-09-11 Cahalen Morrison and Eli West 2011-09-24
2016-08-28 Darrell Scott (concert at the Ellen Theatre) 2012-08-21
2016-08-14 Darol Anger, Emy Phelps, & Friends 2015-05-30
2016-07-31 Stephanie Davis Band 2012-02-18
2016-07-17 23 String Band 2012-08-02
2016-07-03 Tim Grimm 2010-04-03
2016-06-19 Bill Staines 2010-10-23
2016-06-05 Sara Grey 2013-10-11
2016-05-22 Eric Taylor 2011-06-03
2016-05-08 Steve Smith, Chris Saunders, Anne Luna (Hard Road Trio) 2011-06-22
2016-04-24 Robin & Linda Williams (at the Ellen Theatre) 2014-11-02
2016-04-10 Good Wood (feat. Christian Johnson and Steve Riddle of the Mission Mtn Wood Band) 2010-03-26
2016-03-27 Tim May, Elana James, & Montana Manouche (Story Mansion show) 2015-11-21
2016-03-13 Chuck Suchy 2006-03-18
2016-02-28 Open Road 2005-02-12
2016-02-14 Genticorum (concert at the Ellen Theatre, after headlining the Wintergreen Dance Weekend) 2011-02-01
2014-01-31 Chris Proctor 2009-01-30
2016-01-17 Sassafras Stomp, from the Verge Theater 2015-01-02
2016-01-03 The second set of the Kane's River reunion show at the Ellen Theatre! 2015-01-24
2015-12-20 The first set of the Kane's River reunion show at the Ellen Theatre! 2015-01-24
2015-11-22 Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg, w/ guests John Lowell and Ray Padilla 2011-03-22
2015-11-08 Ben Bullington (Sweet Pea Festival appearance) 2013-08-04
2015-10-25 Wylie & the Wild West (feat. members of Sam Platts & the Kootenai Three) 2013-05-24
2015-10-11 Pete's Posse 2014-10-07
2015-09-27 John Reischman & the Jaybirds 2012-08-17
2015-09-13 Kathy Kallick Band 2014-04-11
2015-08-30 The Farewell Drifters 2012-07-15
2015-08-16 Beppe Gambetta (at the Ellen Theatre) 2014-09-20
2015-08-02 Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer 2012-12-14
2015-07-19 Jim Averitt, Sally Newsome, and Britt Smith 2010-01-30
2015-07-05 Steve Young and Jubal Young 2012-07-07
2015-06-21 Mike Beck 2010-07-26
2015-06-07 Eric Taylor 2012-06-09
2015-05-24 Darol Anger Fiddle Ensemble (at Targhee Bluegrass Festival) 2004-08-14
2015-05-10 Darrell Scott (concert at the Ellen Theatre) 2012-08-21
2015-04-26 Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers 2013-07-12
2015-04-12 Good Wood (feat. Christian Johnson and Steve Riddle of the Mission Mtn Wood Band) 2010-03-26
2015-03-29 KGLT FunDrive show - featuring cuts from 10 different BFS concerts 2007 - 2013
2015-03-15 Monroe Crossing 2012-07-17
2015-03-01 23 String Band 2012-08-02
2015-02-15 Cosy Sheridan 2013-02-23
2015-02-01 Wylie Gustafson 2011-02-12
2015-01-18 Growling Old Men with Dave Thompson 2014-07-24
2015-01-04 Kane's River (Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival) 2007-08-11
2014-12-21 Weatherwood 2010-05-08
2014-12-07 No BFS show aired - the Sunday Spotlight was the first part of a two-part series on the making of "Blood on the Tracks"
2014-11-23 Tim Grimm 2010-04-03
2014-11-09 Ben Bullington w/ Joanne Gardner  (Martinsdale show) 2013-05-17
2014-10-26 Bill Staines 2010-10-23
2014-10-12 Aaron Parrett, Ivan Rosenberg, and Nan Alleman 2009-10-09
2014-09-28 Cahalen Morrison and Eli West 2011-09-24
2014-09-14 Beppe Gambetta 2008-04-11
2014-08-31 Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer 2012-12-14
2014-08-17 Chris Proctor 2012-03-02
2014-08-03 Steve Smith, Chris Saunders, Anne Luna (Hard Road Trio) 2011-06-22
2014-07-20 Growling Old Men with Leon Hunt and Dave Thompson 2012-07-06
2014-07-06 Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg, w/ guests John Lowell and Ray Padilla 2011-03-22
2014-06-22 Genticorum (concert at the Ellen Theatre, after headlining the Wintergreen Dance Weekend) 2011-02-01
2014-06-08 Wylie & the Wild West 2007-04-14
2014-05-25 John Reischman & the Jaybirds 2012-08-17
2014-05-11 Eric Taylor 2013-06-08
2014-04-27 Stephanie Davis Band 2012-02-18
2014-04-13 Mike Beck  (KGLT benefit show) 2012-04-04
2014-03-30 Sara Grey 2013-10-11
2014-03-16 Darrell Scott (concert at the Ellen Theatre) 2012-08-21
2014-03-02 Steve Young and Jubal Young 2012-07-07
2014-02-16 Kathy Kallick Band 2012-04-27
2014-02-02 Chris Proctor 2011-04-22
2014-01-19 Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers 2013-07-12
2014-01-05 John Reischman & the Jaybirds 2012-08-17
2013-12-22 The Farewell Drifters 2012-07-15
2013-12-08 In memory of an amazing songwriter and musician, and a great human being. Rest in Peace, Ben.
Ben Bullington, Tom Murphy, Joanne Gardner
2012-01-06
2013-11-24 Special Consensus (to get everyone warmed up for their Dec. 6th show!) 2012-11-30
2013-11-10 Monroe Crossing 2012-07-17
2013-10-27 Chris Proctor 2011-04-22
2013-10-13 23 String Band 2012-08-02
2013-09-29 Cosy Sheridan 2013-02-23
2013-09-15 Weatherwood 2010-05-08
2013-09-01 Ben Bullington w/ Joanne Gardner & Tom Murphy (Pine Creek show) 2013-05-09
2013-08-18 Tim Grimm 2010-04-03
2013-08-04 Cahalen Morrison and Eli West 2011-09-24
2013-07-21 Growling Old Men with Leon Hunt and Dave Thompson
(Reprise of our initial broadcast, to celebrate six months of Spotlights!)
2012-07-06
2013-07-07 Aaron Parrett, Ivan Rosenberg, and Nan Alleman 2009-10-09
2013-06-22 Wylie Gustafson 2011-02-12
2013-06-09 Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer 2012-12-14
2013-05-26 Steve Smith, Chris Saunders, Anne Luna (Hard Road Trio) 2011-06-22
2013-05-12 Eric Taylor 2012-06-09
2013-04-28 Ben Bullington 2012-01-06
2013-04-14 Stephanie Davis Band 2012-02-18
2013-03-31 Mike Beck  (KGLT benefit, for first day of fund drive) 2012-04-04
2013-03-17 John Reischman & the Jaybirds 2012-08-17
2013-03-03 Andy Reiner 2012-02-24
2013-02-17 Chris Proctor 2011-04-22
2013-02-03 Special Consensus 2012-11-30
2013-01-20 Growling Old Men 2012-07-06


 

CONCERTS PAST...

The following artists have performed for The Bozeman Folklore Society Concert Series (listed in alphabetical order). At the end of 2015, we presented over 230 concerts since 2000!

BLUEGRASS AND OLD-TIME  (41 & counting) ... 

23 String Band, Darol Anger & Emy Phelps, The Bill Hilly Band, The Bridger Creek Boys, Chris Coole & Ivan Rosenberg, The Dirt Farmers, Dry Branch Fire Squad, Finders & Youngberg, Foghorn Stringband, Front Range, Beppe Gambetta, Alice Gerrard & Brad Leftwich, Growling Old Men, Hard Road Trio (Steve Smith, Chris Sanders, Anne Luca),  Hit & Run Bluegrass, Sierra Hull & Highway 111, Jim Hurst Band, Joy Kills Sorrow, Kathy Kallick Band, Kane's River, Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum, Loose Ties, Tim May, Tim May & Steve Smith, Monroe Crossing, Cahalen Morrison & Eli West, Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers, Open Road, Pete's Posse, The Quarks, Andy Reiner, John Reischman & The Jaybirds, The Reeltime Travellers, Roe Family Singers, Sassafras Stomp, Pete & Anne Sibley, Special Consensus, Spring Creek Bluegrass, Two Bit Franks, Pete & Joan Wernick, Robin & Linda Williams & Their Fine Group.

FOLK, COUNTRY, WORLD  (68 & counting)

Bruce Anfinson, Jay Armeding, Jim Averitt, Dick & Lisa Barrett, Mike Beck, Roy Book Binder, Claude Bourbon, Bryan Bowers, Ben Bullington (with Tom Murphy & Joanne Gardner), The Cantrells (Al & Emily), Kathy Chorover, Chirgilchin (throat singers from Tuva), Craicmore, Stephanie Davis Band, Mike Dowling, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Mark Erelli, Farewell Drifters, Four Shillings Short, Genghis Mongol (Mongolia), Genticorum (Montreal, Quebec), Jack Gladstone, Good Wood (with Christian Johnson & Steve Riddle), Sara Grey & Kieron Means, Sara Grey solo, Meridian Green, Tim Grimm, Dick Hensold, Hot Club of Cowtown, Alan Jabbour, Johnsmith, Hot Club of Cowtown, Tim Kliphuis & Sam Miltich, Kyrgi Band (from Kyrgistan), Bill LaCroix & Tom Robison, Lisa Lynn & Aryeh Frankfurter, Dana Lyons, Calum McKinnon, Montana Manouche, Tom May, Simon Mayor & Hillary James, Mary McCaslin, John McCutcheon, Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer, Bill Mize, Peter Ostroushko, Aaron Parrett & Ivan Rosenberg & Nan Alleman, Utah Phillips, Chris Proctor, Chuck Pyle, Garnet Rogers, Martha Scanlan & Jon Neufeld, Darrell Scott, Cosy Sheridan, Rosalie Sorrels, Michael Smith, Bill Staines, Still On the Hill, Dennis Stroughmatt & L’Espirit Creole, Chuck Suchy, Eric Taylor, Tyva Kyzy ("daughers of Tuva"), The Wanderers, Weatherwood, Woods Tea Company, Wylie & The Wild West, Jubal Young, Steve Young.

Thank you all for coming to the shows...and for helping make them each be so much fun!
-- Rik and Bob

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