Laney Lou and The Bird Dogs Album Release Show

The Rialto Proudly Presents

Laney Lou and The Bird Dogs Album Release Show

The Two Tracks

Sat · May 4, 2019

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

$16.00 - $25.00

This event is 18 and over

This event includes seating for all ticket holders who have purchased premium seats. General admission tickets are standing room only. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions section of our website if you have any questions prior to visiting the Rialto. NO RE-ENTRY FOR ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 21.

Laney Lou and The Bird Dogs
Laney Lou and The Bird Dogs
Since 2013, Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs have been forging a fresh and energetic sound in the northwest music scene. Their live show is highlighted by unbridled energy and punctuated by songs performed with fervor and rock 'n' roll swagger. The Bird Dogs push the envelope of what a traditional string band is generally described as by fusing folk songs with country, pop, and rock. They’ve been hitting the road hard for the last four years, sharing stages with the likes of Keb Mo', The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Corb Lund, Hayes Carll, The Mavericks, Wynonna Judd, Mark Chesnutt, Blitzen Trapper, The Lil’ Smokies, Lewi Longmire and many more. The Bird Dogs released a live self-titled studio album in 2016, recorded at Basecamp Studio in Bozeman. Their follow-up album, titled The Vigilante Session, was recorded live at a forest service cabin in the Tobacco Root mountains.
Born under the big sky in Bozeman, Montana, Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs consist of Matt Demarais on vocals/banjo, Ethan Demarais on bass, Lena (Laney) Schiffer on vocals/guitar, Brian Kassay on fiddle/mandolin, and Josh Moore on vocals/guitar.
The Two Tracks
The Two Tracks
Americana covers a broad spectrum of music these days, and it’s easy to get lost in trying to define its particular parameters. If one was to determine an overreaching definition as music that reverberates with heart-felt emotion, and songs that speak to the listener with honesty, conviction and integrity, then The Two Tracks, a band based out of Sheridan Wyoming clearly fits the bill. Their recently released album, Postcard Town (self-release, May, 2017) further affirms the promise and determination shown on their eponymous debut, which No Depression described as “creating an instant connection...in truth there’s not a single offering here that doesn’t engage the listener practically from the get go," and by The Alternate Root as “rural warmth...infusing their tunes with a feel for the open spaces of The West.”

Postcard Town continues this trajectory and confirms, both in songwriting and delivery, that this enticing ensemble has something special to offer. Produced by Will Kimbrough, and recorded at the legendary Butcher Shoppe Studio in Nashville by Grammy winner Sean Sullivan, the band laid down 11 tracks in just 4 days.

No Depression writes: "There is just enough twang in the music to make it country, and just enough rock to make it interesting. Lay the voices of Szewc and Huebner on top and it is a musical banana split of consequence...the harmonies neither too strong nor too light but just right."

The band features Julie Szewc on vocals and acoustic guitar, David Huebner on cello and electric guitar, Fred Serna on drums and percussion, and Taylor Phillips on bass. From rock to country, bluegrass to folk, the music helps define the sound of superbly crafted, fully assertive Americana. Their harmony-rich songs often add cello to a solid groove, creating a unique ambiance that’s all their own. Throw in a journeyman’s attitude and a penchant for affecting storytelling, and here again, The Two Tracks create a sound that typifies a style birthed in the heartland, with all the sentiment and sensitivity that does justice to that timeless sound.
Venue Information:
Rialto Bozeman
10 West Main St.
Bozeman, MT, 59715