Montana Slim String Band: Album/Tour
Montana Slim String Band is set to release their debut album, Slim Pickins, with a blowout release party at the Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco (see the JamBase review of this album here). The emerging four-piece newgrass band will then embark on an eight-day run of shows throughout California as well as stops in Eugene, Portland and Seattle. The release party at the Cafe Du Nord will be featuring special guests, Chris Haugen's Seahorse Rodeo. Haugen is one of the most in demand guitarists in the country, having recorded songs for the Into the Wild soundtrack as well as co founding Jambay with Everyone Orchestra conductor, Matt Butler.
| Montana Slim String Band|
Since forming in San Francisco, CA, in 2006, Montana Slim String Band has quickly gained the attention of its fans by driving home a delightful blend of traditional bluegrass and a youthful interpretation that comes across as honest, playful and intoxicating. The four-piece has found its knack with the current line up of Sean Duerr on guitar, Jesse Dunn on bass, Brent McClain on mandolin and Turi Hoiseth on violin. The band recorded their first EP with producer Tim Bluhm of The Mother Hips in January of 2007, and quickly found they had enough original material for a full length studio album. After a tour across the country, a featured spot at least year's Las Tortugas festival and ever growing fanbase at their shows, Slim Pickins, the band's first full length studio effort, is set to be released March 20.
Slim Pickins marks the band's ever present growth and the coming months will find the band making stops at the Bobolink music festival, a featured headlining set at the Evergreen Lodge as part of a Strawberry Music Festival after party, an opening slot for The Devil Makes Three at the Mystic Theatre and a national tour come fall.
3.20 Cafe Du Nord, San Francisco, CA * album release w/ Chris Haugen's Seahorse Rodeo
3.21 The Crepe Place, Santa Cruz, CA
3.22 Blue Cafe, Huntington Beach, CA * w/ Nate LaPointe Band (Cubensis)
3.23 Stateside Lounge, Santa Barbara, CA
3.24 Lost on Main, Chico, CA
3.25 Sam Bond's Garage, Eugene, OR
3.26 Goodfoot Lounge, Portland, OR * w/ Four on the Floor String Band
3.27 River City Saloon Hood River, OR * w/ Reeble Jar
3.28 Conor Byrne Pub, Seattle, WA * w/ Dave Brogan (ALO)
4.11 Cooper's Nevada City, CA
5.15 Mystic Thetare, Petaluma, CA * w/ Devil Makes Three & Brothers Comatose
5.23 Evergreen Lodge, Groveland, CA * Strawberry Music Festival after party
5.30 Bobolink Music Festival, Belden, CA