“Life imitates art far more than art imitates life,” Oscar Wilde once wrote. For Big Sky artist Katelee McTaggart, it might be a little of both.
Lone Peak Lookout: We read in a recent Facebook post you’ll be bringing some new musical experiments our way. What might that entail?
Professional chamber choir The Crossing is wasting no time during their short stay in Big sky. They’ll perform a number of shows, collaborate with Montana community choirs, and even create the frameworks of what will become a performance unlike any other—a 24-hour act which combines historical film accompanied by the chorus.
Scavenger, a local heavy metal band, got heads banging at Choppers on Thursday, July 26 after Americana duo Shovels & Ropes played Music in the Mountains. Many people hear the terms “screamo” or “heavy metal” and immediately search elsewhere for musical entertainment.
Rooted in triple-stacked harmonies, southern storytelling and cosmic country twang, Cordovas create its own version of American roots-rock on the band’s most recent album, “That Santa Fe Channel.”
With Targhee Fest and Targhee Bluegrass Festival just around the corner, Vootie Productions owner Tom Garnsey is looking forward to what could be an especially successful summer of live music in the Rocky Mountains.
Lone Peak Lookout: Getting an eight-piece band together must be quite the task. Could you describe how Polyrhythmics came to be? And why the band works so well together?
Lone Peak Lookout: Your Big Sky performance is the start of a quick tour through the Rockies— Targhee Fest on the July 13 and a performance at Snowbasin Resort on the 15th, before heading back to the East Coast to finish out the summer. What are you looking forward to on your western adventure?
As Strings Under the Big Sky committee member Marilyn Hill recalls, it was a cold July day for the first-ever event held under a big white tent at the Big Sky Community Park. You could count the number of attendees on both hands.
Lone Peak Lookout: You’ve got quite adiverse group of musicians—could you list the bandmates and their unique talents?