MISSOULA, do not miss our Grand Opening with expanded hours of 9 AM-7:45 PM on Friday, March 24th. Come and check out the new store at the Wye in the space formerly occupied by Fred’s Lounge at 8056 US Hwy 10 W.
We will have some great deals, merch giveaways, fresh drops from Tasty Waves and Stokes and the Fred’s stage will enter a new era. We are hosting some excellent musical talent from 5-6:30 PM. Enjoy blues/Americana from Liam St. John (Los Angeles/Nashville), Joshua Quimby (Nashville) and Benjamin Dakota Rogers (Ontario, Canada). About these artists:
Liam St. John is a Chart-Topping blues artist splitting his time between Nashville and Los Angeles. Liam’s debut full-length project, “stripped back”(June 2022) reached #1 in Top Blues Albums globally on Apple Music, followed up by a successful nationwide tour that wrapped with a sold-out show in Music City, USA. The album’s contents frequent the Spotify editorial playlists such as blues roots, acoustic blues, nu-blue, and POV: you sold your soul to the devil.
At the crossroads of the blues and rock & roll, Liam St. John commands his truest form by serving lyrics that embody the blues with their piercing and painful truth while delivering a captivating performance with vibrancy true to the spirit of rock and roll.
From a tiny town in the dense woods of Northeastern Connecticut, twenty-two-year-old folksinger and songwriter Joshua Quimby is paving his own, fresh path within Americana music. The now Nashville, TN-based artist combines his powerful voice, expressively raw lyricism, and folk/blues/country guitar picking to produce distinctly unique and genuine material.
A deep-set passion and respect for the timeless work of songwriters the likes of Bob Dylan, John Prine, and Hank Williams, Sr. amongst many others inspire Joshua’s own writing and motivation for his music. Equipped with a sound that is rustic and righteous; tried and true - Joshua has many stories to tell.
Benjamin Dakota Rogers is a Ontario, Canada like to artist that wields one of those distinct, immediate, and truly wild voices. With a studied nod to old-time and bluegrass rhythms, his unvarnished sound effectively smashes the barrier between past and present.
Delivering songs from a deep well of passion for storytelling, Rogers’ lyric sensibility is rare among young artists. His most recent single, John Came Home, is a haunting take on the murder ballad. “I’d had the riff for about six months,” he says. “I tend to write short stories and convert them into songs.”
Come check these guys out at the Missoula Grand Opening next Friday.