Milton Menasco & The Big Fiasco

The Rialto proudly presents

Milton Menasco & The Big Fiasco

Squirrel Gravy

Sat · June 16, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$10.00

This event is 18 and over

Milton Menasco & The Big Fiasco
Milton Menasco & The Big Fiasco
Milton Menasco & The Big Fiasco are a Reggae, Rock and Funk explosion from Bozeman, Montana. Known for fiery guitar playing, soulful singing, danceable grooves and catchy songs, Menasco and his band The Big Fiasco (featuring Milton Menasco on guitar and vocals, Daniel Boteler on bass and Dustin Van Ry on drums) have a sound that is energetic, heartfelt and will leave your face not just softened but melted clean off.

A Milton Menasco & The Big Fiasco show goes through a plethora of styles from acoustic feel-good reggae to dance-your-pants-off funk to face-melting slide guitar. Their songs reflect the people and experiences they’ve met and had traveling across Montana and the U.S. playing live music. “It’s not hard to meet people when you’re traveling around in a bus with a picture of a Charlie Russel painting on the back,” Menasco says referring to the painting by famous Montanan artist Charlie Russel called Sunrise War Party reproduced onto the back of his tour bus. “It’s amazing. We’ve had people as far away as Georgia recognize the band and go out of their way to tell us how they love our music and are fans from when they saw us while visiting Montana. Gotta love Montana.”
Besides writing and performing original music, Milton Menasco & The Big Fiasco also cover great tunes by iconic artists such as Willie Nelson, Bob Marley and Devo just to name a few. Each song often gets a new twist such as Johnny Cash’s "Burning Ring of Fire," which they play with their signature reggae country feel.

Currently, Milton and the Band are recording new material for an album due out this fall. You can check their music and videos at miltonmenasco.com.
Squirrel Gravy
Squirrel Gravy
Squirrel Gravy started out as a country, bluegrass band with acoustic guitar and fiddle playing lead. Over time, things evolved into something more electrified and funky. Mixing originals and covers by bands like Phish, Ween, The Jayhawks, The Grateful Dead, The Beatles, Tom Petty, John Scofield and other such stuff, Squirrel Gravy is always trying to add new material to keep things interesting. The current line up includes Steffan May on guitar and vocals, Ken May on bass and vocals, Brett Goodell on drums, and Bill Hyland on lead guitar.
Venue Information:
Rialto Bozeman
10 West Main St.
Bozeman, MT, 59715