Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.’s Garage Pub will begin on Aug. 27 from 5 to 8 p.m.
This time, the Garage Pub is bringing in Cody, Wyo., musician Kalyn Beasley in addition to local performers Lindsey Jacobsen, Austin Schillings and Chad Zigweid.
Admission is $6 and the show is open to fans of all ages and is dog-friendly.
Beasley was raised on cowboy songs and lore, listening to his dad play in the After the Rodeo Band.
Beasley didn’t pick up a guitar to teach himself to play until he was 18, living alone one summer in Bozeman. Once he could recreate the old country radio songs, he started writing his own songs.
His rodeo life on the road as a saddle bronc rider and his Wyoming roots provided a strong western foundation for ballads. The band he and his rodeo buddy formed in Bozeman in 2011, The Bad Intentions, cut a record called “Heart of Stone” in Nashville in 2012 and they moved down to Austin, Texas.
The band separated in 2014, and Beasley returned to Cody in 2015. He rode a cattle lease in the Bighorn Mountains and managed a ranch at the base of the mountains for six months, returning in the spring to help with calving and planting.
Beasley has been playing one-man acoustic shows all over Wyoming and Montana, and has written songs about coming home, the West, and living out dreams. He recorded his first solo album, “Northerner,” in Red Lodge in 2016. He lives in Cody and manages the bookstore Legends.
Jacobsen was named the Magic City Music Awards Female Vocalist of the Year 2013 and 2015. Front woman of local Americana band, Lindsey Jacobsen and the Sinless, she is back on the scene after giving birth to her son.
Zigweid is the lead singer for Billings-based indie folk band, Chad’s Friend Bill. Schillings moved to Billings from Cut Bank and has been performing on various stages all over Montana ever since; he performs with Billings band The Henge.
Fruit Bats, Aleyeska
The Fruit Bats are playing Friday, Aug. 26 with opening act Aleyska, at the Pub Station.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8. Admission is $15 in advance and $17 at the door.
The Fruit Bats started in the mid-1990s as the four-track project of Eric D. Johnson.
The name Fruit Bats was actually one of many cryptic monikers scrawled on cassettes. Somehow that one stuck. Some of the other band names included “Holiday Inn,” and “Senseless Tripe.” For a number of years there were many warbling, feedback laden tapes, but no shows and no band.
In early 2000, Johnson joined the cast of characters that made up Califone and the whole Perishable Records family. It was this kinship with a bunch of like minded folks that coaxed the Fruit Bats from out of the bedroom and turned the shy lo-fi project into a real band.
Fruit Bats would sign with Sub Pop records in 2002 and release four successful records with the venerable Seattle imprint.