Fortunate Youth is a collective of six outstanding musicians/producers who have taken the worldwide music scene by storm. Spreading inspirational messages of Peace, Love, and Unity, Fortunate Youth connects music lovers from all over the world, creating a global family of positivity and progressive ideals. FY was born in Hermosa Beach California, a popular beach town in Los Angeles County. Four members attended high school together (Jered Draskovich, Corey Draskovich, Travis Walpole, and Greg Gelb) linking with Mississippi transplant Dan Kelly (singer) and later adding drummer from Las Vegas, Jordan Rosenthal. The band has toured heavily since 2009 with over 20 tours nationwide and abroad. Fortunate Youth has released 3 full length albums, two of which hit #1 on the Billboard and iTunes Reggae charts. “It’s All A Jam” (2013) and “Don’t Think Twice” (2015).
PATO BANTON AND THE NOW GENERATION
Positive vibrations abound with a beat to keep you on your dancing feet, while Pato delivers a message that is food for the mind and soul. Many have considered his charismatic performance as live theatre where no show is alike and audience members become participants in the experience. Pato dialogues with the crowd on a range of topics including current day events and spiritual freedom while keeping the vibes upbeat and fun! The direction of the concert is totally based on the feedback Pato receives from the audience as there is no fixed set list. Many have said that the positivity generated from the stage has changed their lives forever. Sometimes Pato invites his fans to join him in a prayer circle after the show, where some have cried while sharing their stories of contemplated suicide, isolation after losing a loved one, struggles with substance abuse and how their personal connection with Pato has given them the strength to “Stay Positive” & “Never Give In.”
Music created with the intention of spreading unconditional love, universal acceptance, and an urge to reach across social, spiritual, and cultural boundaries.
Sol Seed brings a distinct sound combining elements of Rock, Hip Hop, Soul, World Music and Psychedelic Jam with a Reggae foundation to form a positive musical fusion that is uniquely their own. With thought-provoking lyrics, infectious grooves and high-energy live performances, Sol Seed creates an unforgettable live-music experience for people of all ages to enjoy. Since transplanting to Eugene from Southern Oregon several years ago Sol Seed has rapidly gained momentum and created a diverse and loyal fan base in the North West and beyond.
Living cells contain thousands of enzymes. Enzymes creates music for those
Grown and cultivated for over a decade, Dylan Valley, aka ENZYMES, began
with two turntables and a stack of records high in the mountains of Montana. Like
seeds, the records sprouted mixed breaks and parties bloomed to the production
of ENZYMES' original compositions. The growth led ENZYMES to be an
originator of a critically accomplished hip hop group, (Inhumans) in 2004; while
simultaneously establishing ENZYMES' name in the local electronic scene
through dozens of collaborative efforts with various producers, emcees and
In 2009, ENZYMES transplanted to Portland Oregon and continued as a solo
artist, producing self-released albums, digging through music, blowing up parties,
music festivals and other venues in the northwest. The topography of the
ENZYMES sound distinguished by its rugged bass lines, integrative drum
patterns and nostalgic mixes drenched in breaks, deep bass and dub.
Simple Creation started in early 2008 in Sacramento, CA with brothers Travis Olmos (Drums/Vocals) and Zach Olmos (Guitar/Vocals) and later added Alex Giranis (Bass) and Brett Duewel (Keys). The band has quickly become one of Northern California's premier reggae bands with well thought out lyrics and a truly rooted sound. Simple Creation has gained a unique following with appearances at festivals across the northwest such as The 4th Annual California Roots Music & Arts Festival, Reggae in the Hills, Dry Diggings Festival, and Montana State Hemp Fest. Over the past few years SC has had the privilege of opening for such acts as Barrington Levy, Yellowman, Tribal Seeds, The Green, J. Boog and more! Under the management of Jenny Olmos (Lively
Up Music), Simple Creation has been hitting the road and gaining momentum with plans for a possible nationwide tour as well as many out of state events, this next year is expected to be their biggest yet. With their fourth full-length, self-produced album GOLDEN ROOTS recently debuting at #4 on the Itunes Reggae charts, Simple Creation is on the cusp of what's projected to be a very succesful 2018.
The Locksaw Cartel is a high energy, hard driving original ensemble featuring powerful clear vocals complimented with soaring guitar and piano leads. Formed in the fall of 2012, The Locksaw Cartel is formed of members who have been proficient in the missoula music scene for the last decade. Former projects of members have included Sweet low Down, Zeppo, The Flying Rickshaw, The Dead Me Downs, The iNHUMANS….
While the group has a home base of danceable funk and Rhythm & Blues, they also navigate through multiple genres in tight knit original compositions often blending one song into the next. Featuring Ruth Dada on lead vocals, Chris DuParri on guitar/lap steel/ vocals, Ed Wrzesien on Bass, Matt Mischke Drums/ Percussion/vocals, and Milan House on Keys.
Known for their positive-loving vibe, Yellowstoned is a Psychedelic Reggae Dub-Hop Collective from Billings, MT. Shared the stage with The Movement, The Wailers, Jon Wayne & The Pain, Sol Seed, TAUK, & more!
DODGY MOUNTAIN MEN
Dodgy Mountain Men sling a home-brewed Montana stompgrass that goes down smooth but packs a bite, mixing the rhythms of bluegrass, the soul of the blues and theenergy of rock 'n' roll with a plethora of other musical traditions to create a unique electro-acoustic experience. The group's genre-bending experimentation and passion for American roots traditions weave together to emphasize their lyrical storytelling, creating a musical frontier rife with empty mason jars, outlaws, gypsy women and cold Montana storms. Add three distinct frontmen, a pension for sonic exploration and live performances that build to a fever pitch,and you've got a concoction that will make moonshiners proud and compel dancers to wear out the soles of their shoes.
DMM released their debut album, Stronger than Death, in 2012, and their follow up record, Changing Lanes, is a testament to the evolution of the group from a sideways folk outfit to a fully-recognized band pushing the borders of Americana. Boasting strong dynamics, bold songwriting and a rowdy live-energy feel, Changing Lanes is the work of a band who has heard the calling of the road and responded with song. Dodgy Mountain Men has toured from coast to coast, bringing their energetic sets to festivals all over the country.
Larry has been around the block a few times. This time around he's playing acoustic guitar, using a looper and a bunch of effects, and singing songs he's written between, say, 1983 and this week. He's been Untertaining® discerning beer, wine and spirits drinkers all over Western Montana very regularly for the last few years. Prior to that was an earlier time around the block.