Logjam Presents

Love, Lust & Letter B

W/ Rotgut Whines

& Special Guests Big Hornz

9:30pm (door) 10:00pm (show)
$5 (DOS)
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This Valentines Day weekend, pucker up and get ready for Love, Lust & Letter B, an evening of local music with Missoula’s very own Letter B & Rotgut Whines at The Top Hat on February 18, 2017. Admission is only $5 at the door. Must be 21 or older to attend. Letter B Ever since its… Continue Reading

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Love, Lust & Letter B

This Valentines Day weekend, pucker up and get ready for Love, Lust & Letter B, an evening of local music with Missoula’s very own Letter B & Rotgut Whines at The Top Hat on February 18, 2017.

Admission is only $5 at the door. Must be 21 or older to attend.

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Letter B

Ever since its inception in 2013 in Missoula, Montana, Letter B has never stopped. Born from a thought and a beat, a cadence and a rhyme – a bouncing ball bellowing under the big sky – the folk/rock/indie-hip-pop group draws inspiration from the likes of the Dave Matthews Band, Atmosphere and Ray Lamontagne to blend its down-home roots with a global perspective.

Jarod Kintz once said, “I want to be a creature that’s half bee, half the letter b. that way i can pollinate the world with my literacy.”

Comprised of a preacher’s progeny, duo Jordan Lane (lead vocals, guitar) and Katie C. (vocals) bring their gospel feel alongside Michael English (drums), Ian Velikoff (guitar), and Dillon Johns (bass) to create an endless supply of energy. Katie C’s spoken word poem from which the band draws its name can be found on it’s debut album “Moving Forward.”

“Letter B is a band that inspires movement and freedom, and we just like to celebrate. Our album ‘Moving Forward’ is about the next level of consciousness. It’s a freedom of togetherness.”

W/ Rotgut Whines

Rotgut Whines combines soulful rhythms with energizing tempos and passionate storytelling to create their signature sound: Fingerpickin’ Soul and Roll. Lead singer/guitarist Evan Manuel and drummer/backup vocalist Andrew Murphy prove wrong the old adage that there is more strength in numbers. Murphy’s crisp beats and deep baritone voice provide the perfect supplements to Manuel’s flying fingers and catchy melodies. First-time listeners are often shocked at the pair’s ability to create the powerful sound some fans have described as “magic.”

Though born on opposite coasts, the duo met in the mountains of Helena in late 2014 when they became roommates and bonded over a shared love of music. Rotgut Whines was officially formed in April 2015 and, one year later, the bandmates moved to Missoula with plans to record their first album. Still roommates, the ease of their friendship is obvious on stage and creates an effortless vibe that captivates audiences. Their palpable energy and passion make it impossible not to get up and dance.

& Special Guests Big Hornz

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The Big Hornz, comprised of Tanner Fruit and Nathan Crawford, are the official horn section for Missoula, Mt based band, Shakewell.

Crawford and Fruit have been playing music together since they met in jazz combo class at The University of Montana, from which both graduated with music degrees.

Well versed in musical settings ranging from traditional big band, small chamber ensemble, and symphony orchestra, to boogie woogie, blues, funk, rock, experimental electronic, and hip hop, The Big Hornz are a tight, dynamic, funky, and entertaining horn section.

They are individually influenced by horn players such as Roy Hargrove, Blue Mitchell, Theo Croker, Woody Shaw, Cannonball Adderley, Kenny Garrett, Sam Kininger, Maceo Parker, Sonny Stitt, and Joe Henderson, as well as horn sections such as The Shady Horns, The Snarky Puppy Horns,  and The JB’s among others.