David Boone, Saturday, September 15

As one of Missoula's most prolific and talented musicians, it's David's honesty, his transparency, that makes his work shine. In his latest, Hard Enough to Bend, it is more and more present in his voice as he sings about poverty, love, war and loss. He blends styles in Hard Enough to Bend showcasing his progression while maintaining his acoustic roots. Reminiscent of Ryan Adams on this album, he uses his signature lyrical prowess and adaptability to take a traditional folk-like feel and turn it into something modern and vibrant—distancing himself from the run-of-the-mill coffee shop singer-songwriter. David continues to amaze with his ability to stay open and raw while simultaneously challenging new sounds and styles—song after song, album after album.

- (Courtney Lowery - New West Missoula)

Potluck: 5 p.m.
Showtime: 7 p.m.
Tickets: $15 Advance, $20 Door (if available)
Reservations & Directions to venue: Contact jay@jaytoups.com or 406-349-2943

To reserve, make check payable to David Boone and mail to:

Jay Toups
7245 Lapwai Lane
Darby, MT 59829


Michael at LLSC: Coooooooooool

Michael Gulezian put on a dazzling show, despite having driven a thousand miles in the last 24 hours. Click to listen to his set. (70MB streaming audio)

If you saw the show and you agree it was wonderful, please leave a comment!


Annabelle and Justin rock the house

Justin Roth and Annabelle Chvostek braved the nearby forest fires and heavy smoke and ambled up our little dirt road in the forest about 4:30. After brief introductions, a look at the room and a sound check, they had dinner and mingled with people who came to see the show.

With people still arriving at 7:30 and running a half hour late we finally started the show. Annabelle opened and I was instantly reminded of why I produce house concerts out here in the middle of nowhere and cover the minor details like a good sound system, no distractions, and a full house sitting on the edge of their seats in anticipation.

When live music rises above the level of energy required to play it, you just have to be there. But rather than wrack my brain for nice things to say about these two gifted artists, how about you listen and see for yourself. Then please visit their sites and let them know you love their music too.

Nice music indeed. Thanks Justin and Annabelle!

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Annabelle Chvostek and Justin Roth

Justin Roth and Annabelle Chvostek in concert, Saturday August 4th!

This is was your last-minute concert opportunity of the summer, guaranteed. These two acoustic music maestros will share the bill and bowl you over with their amazing talents, energy and presence.

Justin Roth is a nationally touring singer/songwriter/acoustic guitarist who combines an artful blend of pop hooks laid on a bed of brilliantly inventive guitar technique for a unique mix of new acoustic folk. He has released four independent CDs, as well as being a core contributor to an instrumental solo guitar album produced for Target Stores entitled "Lifescapes - Solo Guitar," which has sold over 70,000 copies nationwide.

"Intricate guitar work, beautifully written lyrics." - San Francisco Art Magazine

"One of the best singer/songwriter/guitarists I've heard in ages...Justin Roth is a flat out talent. Roth rivals a young Willy Porter...His vocal delivery is smooth. His guitar playing is extraordinary." - The Journal Times, Racine, WI

Check out his videos on YouTube. Here's his website: http://www.justinroth.com/

If the name Annabelle Chvostek is familiar, or you've heard of The Wailin' Jennys, it could be from their numerous appearances on A Prairie Home Companion, or perhaps you saw them recently in Hamilton. From 2004 to 2006 Annabelle performed over 250 shows with the Wailin' Jennys, including major folk festivals in Canada, Australia, USA, UK. She's recently left the band to pursue a solo career. Come see how she's doing!

"Annabelle made the hair on the back of my neck stand up." - "stunning free form folk...", "she can do everything, and does." - The Hour, Montreal

Potluck begins at 5 p.m., showtime is at 7 p.m. sharp. Admission is $15 advance, $20 at the door. You can get the advance price by letting me know via email or call 349-2943 to let us know you'll be coming. And please tell your music loving friends about this show!

See you at the show!

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