DODGY MOUNTAIN MEN
The Dodgy Mountain Men sling a home-brewed Montana Stompgrass that goes down smooth but packs a bite, mixing the rhythms of bluegrass, the soul of the blues and the energy of rock ‘n’ roll with a plethora of other musical traditions to create a diverse electro-acoustic experience. The group’s genre-bending experimentation and passion for American roots traditions weave together to emphasize their lyrical storytelling, creating a musical frontier rife with empty mason jars, outlaws, gypsy women and cold Montana storms. Add three distinct frontmen, a pension for sonic exploration and live performances that build to a fever pitch, and you’ve got a concoction that will make moonshiners proud and compel dancers to wear out the soles of their shoes.
DMM released their debut album, Stronger than Death, in 2012 and their sophomore record Changing Lanes is a testament of the evolution of the group from a sideways folk outfit to a fully recognized band pushing the borders of Americana. Boasting strong dynamics, bold songwriting and a rowdy live-energy feel, Changing Lanes is the work of a band who has heard the calling of the road and responded with song. Dodgy Mountain Men has toured from coast to coast, olaying premium slots at festivals including the John Hartford Memorial Festival (IN), Treefort Fest (ID), Red Ants Pants Festival (MT), Chinook Festival (WA), River City Roots (MT), Sawtooth Gathering (ID) and many others. They have also had the pleasure of sharing more intimate stages with acts such as The Devil Makes Three, Greensky Bluegrass, The White Buffalo, Leftover Salmon, Fruition, Brothers Comatose, Toubab Krewe, Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons, and countless others.