I am super excited about this show. When I first moved to Billings and we had our band Tyler Burnett, the “garage” was the first place we played. We had to bring our own PA system and play on the floor in front of all the stacks of bottles waiting to be filled. Since then there have been some incredible shows, relationships made, and a lot of life spent at that place—shoot, there was a time when I was trying to get my own parking spot because I was playing almost four nights a week there some weeks. The Garage has always been a venue that cultivated and nurtured the Billings music scene for over a decade. Things started to deteriorate at the venue (not the music) and eventually it was sold. A thoughtful and beautiful remodel has taken place—and let me tell you, it’s amazing!—and the YVB will be opening with some very special shows next week! First being THE Thursday night jazz jam featuring the music of Thelonious Monk headed by Alex Nauman (I’ll be on upright bass) and the next night My band Parker Brown and the Bleedin’ Hearts will perform. AND, as a special treat, there is a rock band comprised of high schoolers that I have been working with over the fall and they will be opening the night. I feel like it is very appropriate to have this fresh group of young kids christening the new garage with an old timer that was there before it was a music venue. “I remember that place from when I was a kid…”
Come down and have a blast with us!
All Ages/General Admission
5:30PM Doors/6:00PM Show
Tickets available at:
• *Yellowstone Valley Brewing (2123 1st Ave N, Billings, MT)*after grand re-opening.
Blending elements of soul, rock, and neo-mysticism, Parker Brown and his newly re-formed trio bring listeners an experience equal parts groove, exuberance, and contemplation. These guys have played together in jazz combos, acoustic sessions, funk, rock and country bands for years; and this aged integration becomes apparent in the contagious energy of their shows. You may jump for joy and you also might cry as you partake in the dappled sounds of Brown and his buddies.
Parker Brown, vox/guitar
Erik Olson, piano/bass
Keller Paulson, percussion
"Brown’s songwriting is quite remarkable; he can tell a story in a way I’ve not heard a lot of since those heady days of the Brill Building."
Rocking Magpie UK