- Matt Anderson, Jan 22
- Wild and Scenic Film Festival, Jan 31 & Feb 7
- Tom Catmull and the Clerics, Feb 15
- On Ensemble, Mar 7
- Piatigorsky Foundation Classical Concert, Mar 16
- Claire Lynch Band, Apr 3
- Bill Coffey & His Cash Money Cousins, Jul 5
- Baroque Chamber Music Salon Concert, Jul 20
- 9th Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ: Daddy Mack Blues Band & Mike Bader, Aug 3
- Montana Shakespeare In The Parks: Henry V, Aug 29
- Sara Grey, The American Cowboy Balladier, Oct 12
- Paint the Town Red, Art Auction & Wine Tasting Fund Raiser, Nov 16
- A Community Christmas with Jason Farnham, Dec 14
January 22, 2013
7pm City Center
Members: $10 General: $12
Matt Andersen seems like someone who, long ago, would have been the subject of folk songs rather than someone who sang them. A giant of a man, with a voice to match, the New Brunswick native (now based in Cape Breton) has firmly established himself over the past year as one of Canada's brightest new roots music stars. His imposing voice and slashing slide guitar making a monolithic impression on audiences, and his songs call to mind Depression-era days of coal miners and loggers and the trying times of working people.
Matt has appeared with Randy Bachman, Bo Diddley, Little Feat, America, Loverboy, April Wine, Old Crow Medicine Show and others. He’s been a frequent guest on Stuart McLean’s CBC radio show “The Vinyl Café” and was named by the United Kingdom’s The Times newspaper “Canada’s greatest guitarist.” In 2010 he became the first Canadian to win Memphis’s famed International Blues Challenge.
In 2011, Matt won the Maple Blues Awards for Entertainer of the Year and Acoustic Act of the Year and was nominated for four East Coast Music Association awards. Join us for the most amazing Blues you’ll ever hear in such an intimate setting.
We are grateful to our Sponsors: Ken Hill, Chad & Amy Fealko, Karen Gallogly & Baeder Barton. Thank you!
Wild and Scenic Film Festival
6pm January 31 & February 7
Salmon City Center
Members & Students:$5 General:$8
Get in free both nights when you purchase a membership with the Salmon Arts Council or give a donation to Salmon Valley Stewardship.
Join us for our 2nd annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival! Once again, the SAC has partnered with Salmon Valley Stewardship to bring a night of fun, beautiful and inspiring films to the valley! Now the largest ﬁlm festival of its kind, this year’s ﬁlms combine stellar ﬁlmmaking, beautiful cinematography and ﬁrst-rate storytelling. Wild and Scenic Film Festival informs, inspires and ignites solutions while creating positive ideas meant to restore the earth and human communities. Come check it out!
Many thanks to our event sponsors: Lost Trail Ski Area, Bertram’s Brewery, Idaho River Journeys and the Patagonia Dillon outlet.
Tom Catmull and The Clerics
February 15, 2013
7pm Elks Lodge
Salmon Arts Council presents an evening of electrified, roots-driven sound by Missoula's Tom Catmull + The Clerics--And you provide the dancing!
Bring your Valentine out for a sweetheart of a time--listen to some foot-stompin' good tunes, sip on a cocktail, and take a turn around the dance floor Friday night, February 15th at the Salmon Elks Hall. The show starts at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $7 for SAC members and $9 general.
Lucy Woodward may have left us high and dry, but I think we'll still have a great time with a visit from this awesome regional band voted "Best Local Musician" and "Best Local Band" (respectively) by the Missoula Independents Annual "Best Of" Readers Poll for 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011!
We are grateful to our Sponsors: Mary Ann Oberhaus, Lucy Littlejohn, Ken Hill. Thank you!
March 7, 2013
7pm Elks Lodge
On Ensemble (pronounced “Ohn”) takes the ancient instruments of taiko into new realms. Infusing the powerful rhythms of ensemble Japanese drumming with elements of hip-hop, rock and electronica, On Ensemble’s unique sound has been praised as “completely original and brilliantly conceived.” Modern Drummer magazine calls On Ensemble “an exciting taiko ensemble looking at new ways to apply traditional Japanese drums.”
On Ensemble’s four members, Masato Baba, Kristofer Bergstrom, Shoji Kameda and Kelvin Underwood are individually recognized as leading artists in their field and sought after as teachers, workshop leaders, composers and performers. As On Ensemble, they combine their study and deep appreciation of tradition with equally formative experiences as DJs, electronic music producers, Jazz drummers, and rock bassists to create a repertoire of ground-breaking music. This amazing group will also perform in our local schools and bring this unique culture and musical tradition to Salmon youths.
We are grateful to our Sponsors: Kathy Tilford, Jody Brostrom & David Iverson, Mary Ann Oberhaus, Donna Willoughby, Beth Waterbury. Additionally, we couldn't do this without the support of WESTAF, The Laura M. Cunningham Foundation, The Idaho Commission on the Arts and The National Endowment for the Arts. We are humbled by your generosity, thank you!
Piatigorsky Foundation Classical Concert
Saturday, March 16, 7pm
Salmon Valley Center
Seniors & Students Free, $5 General
About the Piatigorsky Foundation: Since 1990, The Piatigorsky Foundation has presented more than 3,350 performances, introducing the joy of live classical music in communities throughout the country. Their artists play for audiences including seniors, schoolchildren, the economically disadvantaged, and those living in geographically remote areas. Piatigorsky Foundation musicians are chosen for their artistry and ability to engage audiences through lively discussion. In performances that are both entertaining and informative, the artists share anecdotes and insights into the works they will perform. By bringing musicians into familiar, intimate surroundings and creating a lively concert format, they make classical music accessible to a diverse and often uninitiated population.
About the Musicians:
- Violinist PAUL ROSENTHAL has recently marked his forty-third anniversary of living and working in Alaska. After studying in New York at the Juilliard School and in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California, he realized that neither metropolis was the sort of place where he would be able to live the life of creative freedom he craved, and so found himself drawn to the Alaskan Frontier. At the beginning of his life in the North, Rosenthal lived for five years in a log cabin outside of Fairbanks. After a time, Rosenthal was asked to join the faculty of the University of Alaska, first in Fairbanks and later in Anchorage and taught in those cities for a number of years. Rosenthal created a Chamber Music Festival in the picturesque town of Sitka-by-the-Sea, from which he retired this year after being its Artistic Director for forty years. This past summer Rosenthal was the recipient of the Alaskan Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring the many hundreds of concerts he has performed and presented throughout his forty-three years of living and working in Alaska.
- Pianist DORIS STEVENSON has won lavish praise from critics and the public alike for her solo and collaborative performances. She has soloed with the Boston Pops, played at Carnegie Hall in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Salle Pleyel in Paris and Suntory Hall in Tokyo. In addition, Stevenson has performed with the leading lights in string playing such as Gregor Piatigorsky, Ruggiero Ricci and Paul Tortelier. Early in her career, she was invited by Heifetz and Piatigorsky to perform with them together. Stevenson is a founding member of the Sitka Summer Music Festival in Alaska, and has participated in numerous chamber music festivals throughout the United States.
Claire Lynch Band
April 3, 2013
7pm Elks Lodge
Long recognized and praised as a creative force in acoustic music, Claire Lynch is a pioneer who continually pushes the boundaries of the bluegrass genre. The current Claire Lynch Band is a powerful juggernaut, a quartet that has the innate ability to perfectly interpret the beauty, subtlety, and genre-defying sophistication of Claire’s music.
Claire’s career is fittingly bookended by two IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year awards: in 2010, in recognition of her current work with the Claire Lynch Band, and in 1997, for her influential work with the Front Porch String Band, and as a solo artist.
Blazing her own trail in the mid 70's when there were few role models for a young woman in the genre, Claire Lynch made history when she led the Front Porch String Band, which evolved in the 80’s and 90’s into “one of the sharpest and most exciting post-modern bluegrass bands on the circuit.” She formed her own Claire Lynch Band in 2005 and has consistently been a top pick of prestigious publications, critics and audiences across the nation ever since.
For more information visit ClaireLynch.com.
We are grateful to our Sponsors: Ken Hill, Bob & Nancy Russell, Lynn & Steve Young, Purple Easel Gallery. Thank you!
July 5, 2013
Sacajawea Aphitheatre, 7pm
Members: $12, General: $14
Bill Coffey & His Cash Money Cousins is a high-energy, roots-rock and retro-country singer, songwriter, and guitar player whose twangy, sometimes-twisted songs swerve from upbeat, jangly country pop to the darker, lonesomer side of Americana and tell the stories of the real West. Coffey’s vocals are direct and set against instrumentation firmly rooted in the traditions of American music – folk, country, bluegrass, rock and everything in between.
For more information visit www.billcoffey.com
We are grateful to our Sponsors: Dr. Helen Merrill & Chris Merrill; Meri & Sony Galvan: My Shutter Love Photography; Ken Hill; Gary Nichols: Watkins Distributing. Thank you!
Baroque Chamber Music
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Includes Wine & Dinner
Eagle Valley Ranch
There is nothing quite like hearing the foot-tapping, heart-racing music of the baroque, played on ancient instruments by acclaimed instrumentalists in such a beautiful setting as Eagle Valley Ranch. This exclusive event will be limited to a few dozen fortunate individuals. By invitation only, call the SAC office 756-2987 to inquire about joining this guest list and acquiring tickets! For more information visit www.montanabaroquefestival.org.
Thank you to our sponsors: Valerie Brackett & Nicholaos Monoyios of Eagle Valley Ranch; Skin Sense: Fredde Howarth, Dan & Leslie Maiyo.
9th Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ
August 3, 2013, Island Park
4pm 'til Dark
Mike Bader Bearjam
Daddy Mack Blues Band
Mike Bader Bearjam playing a unique mix of original blues, funk, reggae and jam music accompanied by meaningful lyrics, the music is danceable and crowd inspiring. Led by Mike Bader on guitar, slide, lead vocals and songwriting, he is joined by veteran and professionally trained musicians. Stu Garney, from Phoenix, Arizona is a talented bassist and guitarist. Caleb Van Gelder, from Greybull, Wyoming, is a drummer and teacher who is accomplished in many styles. Josh Farmer, from Manhattan, Montana is a professionally trained keyboardist excelling in jazz, R&B, soul and funk. Mike Bader began playing music in the early 1970s, hooking up with Iowa guitarist and recording artist Craig Erickson in 1971. He performed live with Erickson in several bands for 10 years before moving west to the northern Rockies. After other professional pursuits, Mike returned to active performing in the early 1990s, playing several shows with his brother Dave's band Flat Cat. Mike has fronted several versions of the Mike Bader Blues Band since about 2000, including a show with the Bader Brothers Band, joined by Carole King. When the stars align, Mike's brothers Dave, Bob and Tom reunite to perform at festivals and special events.
Listen to a sampling on Reverb Nation!
When people say, “Memphis blues ain’t what it used to be,” they haven’t heard the Daddy Mack Blues Band. All of its members at one time or another played in the Fieldstones, one of the most talked-about urban blues bands since the 1970s. Led by Mack Orr on lead guitar and vocals, this four-piece group is down-home and funky, and the best band around for cuttin’ loose on a Saturday night. Their raw approach to blues is something too often missing in contemporary blues. Since 1998, they have been the house band at the Center For Southern Folklore on Beale Street, where thousands of tourists from all corners of the world have experienced their natural and soulful musical blend. They have also toured across the country, from Huntsville to Las Vegas, and played in Europe.
Howard Stovall, executive director of The Blues Foundation, was a special guest at the 1999 CD release of Daddy Mack’s 1st CD, Fix It When I Can, and isn’t shy about expressing who he thinks is carrying the torch in Memphis blues. At a Foundation party in April of 1999, Rolling Stones Keith Richards and Ron Wood sat in with the band and, as the story goes, they were able to keep up musically, but no one was shouting to hear “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” either.
From barbecue dives in Mississippi to Paris, France, Daddy Mack has “been there done that.” He isn’t too shy to play a party for a gathering of governors from all across the United States or to walk right into the middle of a crowd with his wireless and play guitar licks while his sweat drips right onto the shoes of hollerin’ blues fans. Daddy Mack is not only doing his part to keep the blues alive for the 21st Century, he’s not compromising what he thinks blues is supposed to be – fun, and with the right balance of showmanship and good music.
Visit MySpace to hear a sampling of Daddy Mack Blues Band!
We are grateful to our Sponsors: Don Ward, Idaho River Journeys, Ken Hill, Karen Gallogly & Baeder Barton, Bertram's Salmon River Brewery, Rigby's Pharmacy: Charles Clark. We couldn't do it without you!
Montana Shakespeare in the Parks will celebrate more than 40 summers of bringing FREE professional Shakespeare and other classics to outdoor locations throughout Montana and neighboring states, including Salmon! This summer, the traveling troupe will perform the engrossing drama “Henry V,” a powerful tale of war, betrayal and power.
We are grateful to our Sponsors: The Coach Works: Marty & Carol Shefts; Esther England: Mountain West Real Estate. Thank you!
The American Cowboy, Songs & Stories by Sara Grey
October 12, 2013
Locale: City Center
Time: 7 pm
Members:$8; General: $10
Seniors: $5; Students: Free
Join international musician Sara Grey as she explores the colorful history of the American cowboy through beautiful songs and evocative images. Her presentation takes in the American War Between the States, the westward migration in the frenzy for land and gold, and the inception of the railroad. The music of that time and place and the rustic poetry of those freedom-loving individualists will weave a spell on Salmon audiences. This event is presented in partnership with the Lemhi County Historical Society in celebration of Idaho’s sesquicentennial.
Salmon High School cross country team will be selling concessions to raise money!
For more information visit www.saragrey.net
We are Grateful to our Sponsors: Bob & Nancy Russell; Hope Benedict & Stewart Carrington; Ken Hill; Skin Sense: Fredde Howarth; Sensations Salon: Tammy Bailey. Thank you!
Bi-Annual Art Auction & Wine Tasting
Saturday, November 16th, 7-10pm
Pre-Sale Tickets: $13
Tickets at the Event: $15
Featuring the musical stylings of Dr. David Wood with Libations and Edibles by:
- Bertram's Brewery
- Montana Cider Works
- Sawtooth Winery
- The Kitchen
- Junkyward Bistro
- Ste. Chapelle Winery
- Syringa Winery
- ...and more
To preview our silent & live auction items, visit www.biddingforgood.com/paintthetownred
Get in the mood for Christmas with the fantastic Jason Farnham! Jason’s upbeat personality combined with comical, witty insights and downright athletic piano playing make for a show you won’t forget. This special show includes his original arrangements like "Calyps-O Christmas Tree" and "I Got the Jingle Bells Blues.” Dozens of local dancers and singers will be performing with Jason to make a truly community-driven Christmas show! A portion of the night’s proceeds will go to the Salmon High School Choir.
For more information visit www.jasonfarnham.com
We are grateful to our Sponsors: Esther England: Mountain West Real Estate, Salmon River Chiropractic. Thank you!