If one of your New Years resolutions involves a healthier diet of locally made music, youd do well to swing by the Crystal Theater Friday, Jan. 2, where you can get four of Missoulas best performing songwriters under your belt in one fell swoop.
The evenings bill features a near whos-who of local singer-songwriters, with (clockwise starting from left) Jenn Adams, Zoe Wood, Tom Catmull and John Floridis tag-teaming over the course of the night. The four will perform together for the first time ever, with each performing individually as well as in the round, trading songs.
With 10 albums between them, its doubtful that therell be a dull moment. Indeed, while the four could be lumped generally into the contemporary folk category, there are plenty of contrasts between their individual styles, from Catmulls love for country music, to Woods bluesy leanings, to the fingerpicking fireworks of Floridis and the jazzy vocals of Adams.
All in all, it should make for a great way to start the new year. Tickets to the show, which begins at 8 p.m., are $10 in advance (available at Rockin Rudys) and $12 at the door. Missoula Folklore Society Members receive a $2 discount.
-Joe Nickell, Missoulian