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Martha Scanlan and Gibson Hartwell House Concert

  • Moon-Randolph Homestead 1515 Spurlock Road Missoula United States (map)

Join us for a special outdoor summer evening show on Friday, July 5th at the Moon-Randolph Homestead. Bring a blanket, chairs, and spend an evening in the pasture listening to musicians Martha Scanlan and Gibson Harwell. Doors at 7:30, show from 8-10 pm.

Parking available on the south side of Spurlock Road. Look for signage leading up to the Homestead. Hiking via the North Hills trails and biking via Spurlock Road is encouraged! Handicap accessible parking is available on site at the Homestead.

Kids are welcome. No dogs, please.

Tickets are $20 at the door with a portion going to the homestead (cash or checks are preferred).

Martha Scanlan's writing comes out of some of the deepest roots of Americana, winding between the mountains of East Tennessee and some of Montana's most remote landscapes where she spent years cowboying on a 120 year old cattle ranch. She first gained national attention with the band Reeltime Travelers on TBone Burnett’s soundtrack for Cold Mountain. Her first solo album, The West Was Burning, featuring Dirk Powell, Amy and Levon Helm, was heralded as an instant classic, one of those rare albums that defies genre and generation.

Since then she has written and recorded two more iconic albums, collaborated and shared the stage with a variety of roots musicians ranging from Alison Krauss, Emmy Lou Harris and Ralph Stanley to Blind Pilot, Black Prairie and the Decemberists. Her song Little Bird Of Heaven was the centerpiece of a Joyce Carol Oates novel by the same name. Her fourth album, The River And The Light, is produced by longtime musical partner and collaborator Jon Neufeld.  It is available on Rock Ridge Records and on vinyl through Jealous Butcher Records.

Gibson Hartwell has been part of the indie western Americana roots scene in Missoula since he and Colin Meloy started the indie rock band Tarkio in the late 90s. Branching out from electric guitar to pedal steel, he has played with a wide range of musicians including Caroline Keys, Tom Catmull and Martha Scanlan. His playing ranges from ethereal sound scapes accompanying the writing of Rick Bass to throwing down classic honkytonk standards with the Idle Ranch Hands on a Saturday night at the Union Club.

Earlier Event: June 23
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Later Event: July 6
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