Join us on the Patio at Earl’s Lodge Sunday, September 14th for our Blues, Brews & BBQ FREE Concert Series with West Water Outlaws playing high energy Rock & Roll followed up by The Hooligans playing Americana Roots Rock. West Water Outlaws start at 12:30 pm with The Hooligans at 3:30 pm. For more information about West Water Outlaws and The Hooligans, check out the following links:
**No dogs or outside food on Earl’s Patio please. State law prohibits outside alcohol.
Formed in 1990, Hooligans is Bozeman’s longest running roots rock/americana/blues/jam band. Inspired by the improv driven music of the San Francisco scene as well as early folk, blues and great rock’n’roll, Rich Robiscoe, Tom Garnsey and Bob Britten began gigging around Bozeman in 1982. Robiscoe and Garnsey played with Rocky Mountain faves Hyalite Blues from 1983-89 and, due to the demands that food, beer and rent soon placed on them formed Hooligans shortly thereafter.
Crowds have come to expect great, rock, reggae, blues and Americana tunes from artists as varied Bob Marley, Muddy Waters, John Hiatt, Grateful Dead, Traffic, Dylan, Hot Tuna, Van Morrison and The Band as well as lots of spirited jamming throughout. The bands sets are shaped by a genuine affection for a great song played well with lots of wiggle room for band members musical personalities to shine… Flexibility is a key ingredient in the bands success. Hooligans can shift effortlessly from sweet acoustic-based folk/rock to gut bucket blues to soaring free form jams at the drop of hat, allowing them to work in many situations with almost any audience.
West Water Outlaws:
West Water Outlaws
The high energy rock ‘n’ roll band West Water Outlaws from Boulder, Colorado was formed in early 2010 playing parties in the basement of singer Blake Rooker’s house. During the mass explosion of DJ software and macbook pros, not many parties in Boulder featured live rock bands. The rock parties were a hit and the band began playing in bars and local clubs for a small fee of beer and food. All four members have a strong foundation in blues/rock music which many listeners recognize as a classic sound but each and every one of those listeners can tell you something unique and innovative about The Outlaws. In the mind of the band, rock and roll is not a passed genre that they are attempting to revive, yet a continuous staple of music that challenges them to evolve their writing style and develop their own creativity. “We’re just four guys playing instruments in the way that makes sense to us- the fact that it comes out rock and roll is completely separate.” – Will Buck.