7PM Doors/8PM Show
Tickets available at:
? Pub Station Box Office?2502 First Avenue North(on the 25th Street side of the building)?Billings, MT (Mon-Fri 9AM to 5PM)
? Pub Station?2502 First Avenue North?Billings, MT (Mon-Sat 4PM to close)
Propulsive, melodic rock guitar in the hands of Grant Ferguson is a powerful reminder of the instrument?s glory days. Influenced by some of the great axe masters: Jeff Beck, Gary Moore David Gilmour and others, Ferguson is pushing his all-instrumental sound toward a new rock vision.
Based near Red Lodge, MT Grant is a local breakout independent recording artist who has released 3 albums, multiple singles and composed award-winning music for film and dance. He has toured extensively throughout the US and now calls Montana home, where he?s assembled a ?super group? of local musicians - Clay Green (drums), Erik Olson (keys) and John Keebler (bass). His high energy, melodic rock shows are getting a lot of attention in Billings, and beyond.
In his debut CD, ?Decay & Devotion? (Melodik Records, 2011), Ferguson explores a broad array of sounds, some reminiscent of early Jeff Beck (?Euphoric Recall?), others more evocative of Joe Satriani (?April Song,? ?November?), still others full of haunting, celtic-tinged beauty (?Gratitude,? ?From the Throne? and ?Devotion?). His version of ?The Loner,? a tribute to the late Gary Moore, ranks among the best cover versions of the tune, and raves are rolling in.
On the heels of Grant Ferguson?s stunning debut CD came ?Toward the Light? (Melodik Records, 2013), another high-energy, masterfully composed collection of original melodic rock. Like the material on his first album, Grant?s compositions cover a broad palette, from the energetic title track to the Gimouresque ?Dark Soul?, to the movie-score worthy ?Persephone? or the haunting, celtic-sounding ?Tender Heart? and ?Tears of St Kilda.? Grant?s cover of Oasis? ?Wonderwall? is his first vocal recording and this powerful and evocative rock version easily rivals that of the original.
Most recently, Grant released a 3rd EP - ?Departure? (2017). This collection of original instrumental rock brings power and beauty together in a truly unique way. Tracks such as ?Relentless? and "December Sky," the prog rock anthem "Gods of the Norse? and the haunting ?Perpetua? are favorites at his live shows.
This powerful guitarist and composer continues to refine his unique melodic and harmonic sense, an evolution showcased beautifully in his recorded work and live shows.
There?s nothing like a great melodic guitar sound, and now there?s a new star on the horizon.
Specializing in double bass, electric bass and guitar, Parker Brown is a private instructor, songwriter, and freelance and studio musician. He grew up surrounded by music, spending many hours around his father?s bands and extensive record collection. From an early age he went to gigs, rehearsals, and even on a few tours with his dad. Ever since he was a young kid Parker dreamed of being a musician.
Now, Parker is a private instructor and freelance musician of eight years. At his private studio in Allied Music he manages a full studio of bassists and guitarists with skill levels ranging from beginner to advanced. Parker also works as an adjunct faculty member at Sheridan College, Rocky Mountain College and Montana State University Billings. He currently performs with well-known projects in the region such as: Parker Brown and the Bleeding Hearts, Big Sky Trio, Grant Jones, Whitney Center Big Band, Kyle Shobe and the Walk ?em Boys, Wordsongs with Poet Dave Caserio, and the Rimrock Hot Club.
As a freelance musician Parker has performed with jazz musicians Jeff Hamilton, Ronnie Bedford, Jack Walrath, John Stowell, Ronnie Blake, John Harbaugh, and Nick Mancini.
As a studio musician Parker has recorded bass and guitar on over twenty albums, working primarily with Base Camp Studio in Bozeman, MT.
He recently released his first solo album, We Were Young.