The Rialto proudly presents
The Songwriter's Roundtable
Thu · February 8, 2018
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm)
This event is all ages
We at the Rialto would like to invite you to be our guests at our first cabaret-style Songwriter's Roundtable, featuring Ian Thomas, Dalton C. Brink, Danny Bee, and Joe Knapp. This is a FREE EVENT, open to the public as our thanks to you for being you. Come early to grab you the best seats in the house in the Black Box theatre to catch some of the best songwriter storytellers this wonderful town of ours has to offer. No ticket necessary. So bring a friend and take a listen, or slide in along our sleek, black benches against the Burn Box bar's windows overlooking downtown upstairs. We'll be piping in the performance so you won't miss a thing.
Come be our guest. It won't cost you a thing. See you there!
Dalton C. Brink
Dalton C Brink is a dropout of the U.S. Navy, where he studied nuclear engineering. Originally from Memphis, TN, he made his way to Bozeman, MT in search of mountains and streams lacking dirty mattresses and broken refrigerators. He enjoys extradimensional life and free piles. Dalton founded the Cottonwood Club and is the Artistic Director at the Rialto Theatre in Bozeman. He is a singer/songpenner for WireRider and is the author of several novels and poetry collections. He's also a member of the art collective Paintallica as well as The Rat Trap Clay Club and The Living Breathing Thing.
Danny Bee writes a bunch of songs and sometimes stands up in public to sing them. He also plays the electrified guitar. He plays right-handed like Mel Bay and usually wears a clean shirt. After exhausting the vaudeville circuit in the 1930's, Mr. Bee formed the cult rock band Brown. Repeated mishaps involving the use of live apes on stage forced Brown to disband. About the time TV became big, he formed the variety act known as Big Ol'. Apart from original music, this group was known for it's chainsaw juggling and ventriloquism. After the other members of the band left to join the circus, Mr. Bee decided to focus on his solo act.
A veteran of the Montana music scene, for well over a decade Joe Knapp has been writing, performing & recording an eclectic mix of guitar driven American roots music. Depending on the band or the billing, you can expect anything from depression era folk songs to honky tonk classics to soulful psychedelia. His ever expanding repertoire of originals & covers offers a little something for everyone.
In 2016, Joe made his theatrical debut, composing the original soundtrack to Freak Out the Musical, a rock and roll horror comedy written by Ryan Cassavaugh.
Voted Best Local Solo Musician, 2015, 2016 by Bozeman Magazine's "Bozeman's Choice" reader poll
Original recordings by: SlomoJoe, The Salamanders, Meatskin Jubilee Jug Band, Freak Out the Musical
Ian Thomas performing solo, with accompaniment, or with his Band Of Drifters; draws on a variety of American roots influences, delivering a captivating raw live performance and distinctive sound from his original compositions on guitar, harmonica and kazoo. His latest release is a full-band album "Live in 2016" of 14 original songs that are deeply rooted in the classic country and American folk sounds.
He has shared the stage with The Avett Brothers, Taj Mahal, John Hammond, Cyril Neville, Corey Harris, Sam Bush, Shovels & Rope, The Wood Brothers, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Reverend Goat and Dr. John and more. Touring both here in the US and abroad, he has performed at festivals around the country, including Bonnaroo, Pickathon, Red Ants Pants and Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion. Currently, he splits his time between Tennessee and Montana.