Treasure State: Saturday, September 30 | 9pm
September 25, 2023
Categorized in:Second Inversion
Montana is a place with a lot of nicknames. Big Sky Country, for those wide open skies that seem to stretch on forever; Stub-Toe State, since the amateur hiker might walk away with more than a few stubbed toes; and Treasure State, for it’s rich mineral reserves.
But Montana got its official state name from the Spanish word montaña: mountain. The majestic Rocky Mountains stretch over 250 miles along the western side of the state—just imagine the music that must echo across those peaks.
This Saturday on Second Inversion: Treasure State. We’ll hear two musical gems from Montana. One composer finds inspiration in the fiddle and the folk melodies of home, while a group of percussionists finds music in Montana’s more elemental materials—mining music from every cactus, bucket of water, and aluminum beer can they can find.