Supporting the Arts in the Big Horn Basin

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The Rimrock Hot Club, and Route 66

The Rimrock Hot Club, and Route 66


On Friday, June 8 the Basin Arts Center and Security State Bank will host the first-ever Gypsy Jazz Festival featuring two of the hottest Gypsy Jazz groups in the Northwest: The Rimrock Hot Club, and Route 66.  Security State Bank hosting a reception at 6 p.m. in the BCAC Ballroom is sponsoring this free Gypsy Jazz Festival with the music starting at 7 p.m. for all to enjoy!  Donations to the BCAC are welcome!

“Gypsy Jazz is a style of jazz that originated back in the thirties and forties, pioneered by legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephan Grappelli,” says Ron McClure, founder of the Lovell duo Route 66. “It’s Gypsy dance music fused with American Jazz and Big Band Swing.”

In recent years Gypsy Jazz has seen an amazing resurgence in popularity, both in Europe and America. “I think it’s due to the energy of the music,” says McClure. “People love listening to hot acoustic guitar and violin players. It’s the kind of music that kicks, without being deafening. Plus, people can dance to it.”
The Billings based Rimrock Hot Club is a gypsy jazz ensemble that was formed by Alex Nauman who is originally from Basin.
“Alex is probably the hottest guitarist in Billings,” McClure says. “His acoustic gypsy playing is truly amazing.”

Their group features two guitars, bass, violin and percussion, and their repertoire includes everything from tunes by Reinhardt and Grappelli to jazz standards and modern pop.
Route 66 is a duo featuring Ron McClure on guitar and vocals, and Emelyn Pimentel on rhythm guitar and string bass. Their sets include acoustic Parisian gypsy jazz, 30s and 40s swing music and the songs of Nat King Cole. For the past five years Route 66 has been the house band in the Speakeasy Restaurant, located in the basement of the Historic Greybull hotel.
“The atmosphere at the Speakeasy is perfect for our style of music,” says McClure. “There’s something special about playing in antiquated surroundings, which is one of the reasons we’re looking forward to performing in the Basin Arts Center. It should be a very swinging experience for everyone, and I hope there’s enough space for people to get up and dance.”
Security State Bank Reception is at 6 p.m. in the BCAC Ballroom followed by the free concert at 7 p.m.  For more information contact Jennifer @ 568-9346.  The Basin City Arts Center is a nonprofit organization developing and supporting the arts in our community.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Storytelling Workshop and Public Performance


Storytelling Workshop and Public Perfomance


Basin City Arts Center is hosting a day long workshop for people who would like to pursue the art of storytelling. The workshop will be held at the Basin City Art Center and taught by Michelle King and Cathy Ringler. High school students and adults are welcome to participate.
At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will get the opportunity to tell a story at a public performance, if they feel ready to do so.
The public performance will be held at 7:00 P.M. on June 16th.

For more information contact Michelle King at 307-568-9313
or telleroftales402@gmail.com
This workshop is partially paid for by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council.

Friday, April 13, 2018

High Country Cowboys will be performing a concert on April 14,  7:00 P.M. 2018 at the Basin City Arts Center. 

Fans of country and western music will not want to miss the return to Basin of the High Country Cowboys performing at the Basin City Arts Center. The HCCs are known for their classic sound of music like Roy Rogers, Gene Autry and the Sons of the Pioneers. Tickets at the door are Adults  $15 and Kids 12 and under $5. The concert is supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council.  For more information call 568-9346. 

Thursday, March 22, 2018

High Country Cowboys





  Remembering the good old days of Western Music and the Silver Screen Cowboys like Roy Rogers, Gene Autry and the Sons of the Pioneers, the High Country Cowboys present to you, their brand of this Classic Genre! Born and raised in Montana, the three brothers John, Joe and Marty were brought up in the heart of ranch country where the roads are all dirt, and the cows still out number the people! They grew up watching the old B-western films on VHS which instilled in them their love for the west and of course cowboy music. Since their beginning in 2014, they have been recognized by different associations across the country. Their lead singer Marty has been awarded as Western Music Associations 'Yodeler of the Year' 3 times and once with the Pro Cowboy Country Artist Association. The PCCAA Also awarded the group as "Music Group of the Year" in 2017. They also received "Best Traditional Album of the Year" with the WMA IN 2017. Their traditional sound and three part western harmony has been compared to the Sons of the Pioneers and Marty Robbins.

  Remembering the good old days of Western Music and the Silver Screen Cowboys like Roy Rogers, Gene Autry and the Sons of the Pioneers, the High Country Cowboys present to you, their brand of this Classic Genre! Born and raised in Montana, the three brothers John, Joe and Marty were brought up in the heart of ranch country where the roads are all dirt, and the cows still out number the people! They grew up watching the old B-western films on VHS which instilled in them their love for the west and of course cowboy music. Since their beginning in 2014, they have been recognized by different associations across the country. Their lead singer Marty has been awarded as Western Music Associations 'Yodeler of the Year' 3 times and once with the Pro Cowboy Country Artist Association. The PCCAA Also awarded the group as "Music Group of the Year" in 2017. They also received "Best Traditional Album of the Year" with the WMA IN 2017. Their traditional sound and three part western harmony has been compared to the Sons of the Pioneers and Marty Robbins.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Ignite The Basin list of presenters


     List of Presenters for the 2018 Ignite the Basin

               


     Loren Alberts – Reviving the Electric Car
  
      Marion West – Why I Love Home Brewing
     
      Holly & Jim Hoffman – Go West Young Man
  
      Casey Lewis – Life at Full Blast

       Josh Pomeroy – Know Your Tree Roots
      
       Mary Flitner – Writing Your Life
     
      Dan Close, - Deep, Dark and Daring

      Earl Jensen – Walk Through the Flowers
     
      Tenika Eardley –

      Jaci Smith – Inspired to Explore



Sunday, February 25, 2018

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Low Water String Band

Low Water String Band



Basin City Arts Center Saturday
March 3 7pm -9pm


Low Water String Band is a Lander based indie bluegrass band featuring Jared Scott on banjo, Joe LeFevere on mandolin/fiddle, Annie Scott on upright bass, and Stuart Cerovski on rhythm guitar. Tickets at the door. Adults $15; ages 10 & under $5. Grab a seat at the BCAC and treat your ears and eyes to some local magic!
http://www.lowwaterstringband.com/