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11th Annual Butte-toberfest
2017 Butte-toberfest Musicians
These talented folks donate their time and talent to keep the crowds entertained all day! We couldn't do it without them.
The Red Mountain Band in Butte, Montana is a multi-genre folk, bluegrass, blues, rock, and old-timey traditionalish band that also writes and records music based loosely on these same time-honored genres. Influenced by traditional Appalachian folk music, the RMB brings the hills of Southern Ohio to the Mountains of Montana with a modern twist on one of the oldest styles of American music still played today. Our original songs are also heavily influenced by music and folklore gleaned from time spent in Europe, Central America, and South Africa. The result is an eclectic mix of legend, instrumentation, and rhythm that adds new variation to conventional style.
Al Aman of Missoula
EJ Monthye of Butte
Andre Graa of Butte
Tom and Judy Dempsey of Stevensville
Al is a member of the Five Valleys Accordion Association out of Hamilton, Mt.; EJ is a member of the Northwest Mt. Accordion Association; all are professional musicians who have played at countless fairs, festivals and events in the Northwest and around Montana. After listening to them you will go away wishing you, too, could play the accordion! EJ has donated his skills on the accordion to the Butte-toberfest since the first year! Organizers appreciate all of their generous donations of time and talent to this event as well.
Many of the players are members of the 5 Valley Accordrion Association, who have collectively played accordions for 100 plus years. They have been playing as the Hotshots for about 7 years. They have played many events in the Western Mt. Region. Members include : along with a few local squeezeboxers. This is the 5th year this group has donated their appearance at Butte-toberfest.
12:30pm EJ Monthye
1:30pm Jolly Jammers
2:30pm Al Aman, Tom and Judy Dempsey, and Andre Graa
3:30pm Grand Jam
5-7pm Red Mountain Band