You may not know Donald M. Jones personally, but if you live in the West (especially Montana), chances are you’re familiar with his work.
Fiddle music has become a central element in Fourth of July celebrations across the U.S. We can thank early advocates like Lewis & Clark, with their impromptu, July Fourth fiddle fest in 1805 on the banks of the Missouri River.
Great Falls has some mighty fine burger establishments worth visiting. But here’s the secret address to a corner of hamburger heaven you might not have had the pleasure to visit yet: 1004 Central—The Great Falls Senior Citizens Center.
Montana seniors looking for extra revenue after retirement have found they don’t have to work too hard after all. They’ve opened their homes for Airbnb and tapped into a thriving economic industry: tourism.
If someone ever took a notion to rebuild Butte and restore the city to the glory it sported in its architectural prime, the book “Lost Butte” by Richard Gibson would be the natural place to start.
Shaking Out the Dead is a love story, but a love story not limited to the vagaries of romance and heartbreak. There’s plenty of both here, but this is a Love story with a capital L.
Over the course of his musical career in Montana, fiddler Mike Williams has become something of a legend, well loved for his wit and good humor, his patient teaching style, and his impressive musical talent on fiddle, banjo, mandolin, and guitar.
Wilmot Collins, Helena’s new mayor, made history in November by becoming the first African-American to serve as mayor in Montana’s capital city. He unseated long-time and well-liked incumbent Jim Smith, a democrat. His victory has come with a little more fanfare and fame than expected.
(Lyle Manley, Sweetgrass Books, 2014 [ vol.1] and 2016 [vol.2]; By AARON PARRETT Between them, the two volumes of Lyle Manley’s memoir, Adventures of
The new Old Folks at Home CD, Johnny’s Gone to War: Songs of the Civil War (Richard Baker, 2017), is a particularly timely album of music for anyone noticing how feverish and polarized our American political situation has become. In some ways, it seems we’re still fighting the Civil War.