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Jackson Holte & the Highway Patrol
June 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jackson Holte & the Highway Patrol is a 4-piece rock and roll band from Missoula, MT, formed by several of the town’s greasiest bar-band veterans in 2017. Jackson Holte fronts the band with his own blend of earthy narrative songwriting and soaring blues guitar playing, and in the Highway Patrol – Marko “The Midnight Shadow” Capoferri on bass, Tyson Gerhardt on guitar, and Brian Tremper on drums – he’s found three gentlemen who share his conviction that roots music can be both insightful and irreverent, both sophisticated and visceral, both deep and wide.
Together their sound is what ISSUES magazine called “a lo-fi, indy rock version of the great Americana music of the 1970s,” and if the band’s music seems retrospective, it may be only because Holte once picked up a copy of For the Sake of the Song and learned from Mickey Newbury’s liner notes that “a writer’s tools are truths, and truth doesn’t change all that much.” With a firm grounding in America’s folk traditions, the band is able to bound across genres in an authentic and emotive re-imagining of what a working rock and roll band can be.