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Southwest Montana's Most Country country western dance band, www.Twang offers up real country music with a big fat dance groove. None of that smarmy, whiny, country that comes out of Nashville these days, but the real deal, old-time honky-tonk country: the way we play it for the cowboys here in the Northern Rockies!
Truck songs, bad chick tunes, cowboy, drinkin', carousin', cheatin', road house tunes.
That's why www.Twang is the favorite for live country dance music from Livingston to Belgrade, Bozeman to Big Sky, Gateway to Bridger, Miles City to Manhattan. Join Buck Buchanan, John Regan, Sandy Dodge, Marcus Engstrom, and Russ Olsen for a rompin', stompin', can't sit still, get off your pants and dance good time. This is real country music: accept no substitutes!

 

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Twang News!

NPR’s Car Talk aired 4-20-13 episode #1316 www.Twang plays Delores (Drives for Daddy). Listen at http://tunein.com/radio/Car-Talk-(NPR)-p36/
At 19:14 minutes from the end of the show to 18:22 minutes the second verse and chorus is played. Thank you Tom and Ray!!

 

 

Had It With You www.Twang's latest CD - "Had It With You" is now available.

"The new effort by one of Montana’s best country bands is out, and it’s another danceable winner." Lively Times

"...will turn your living room into a small town honky-tonk for 45 minutes (or more, if you set it on “repeat”!)" Billings Outpost

 

You can get all the www.Twang cds locally at Cactus Records or at the Montana Gift Corral. Also at The Cave in the Big Sky Town Center and the Gift Shop at Chico Hot Springs. In Livingston go to Sax & Fryer or try Rank's Mercantile in Virginia City. In Missoula, check out Rockin' Rudy's.

Buy the CDs online from CD Baby Or download mp3s at itunes or Amazon.com

 

 

11th & Grant

The TWANG episode of the Emmy Award winning PBS series 11th & Grant with Eric Funk originally aired May 17, 2007 on KUSM. Repeat showings will air on Montana PBS, check your local listings, or watch the Flash video on the Montana PBS archive site click here
To see pics from the filming of the PBS show 11th & Grant with Eric Funk: click here

 

"Twanged If You Do..."

 

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Reviews:

"Dang! This is some twang. From the first galloping Telecaster notes, these five Bozeman fellows prove they're the real thing. Their web­site promises we'll get none of that "smarmy whiny country that comes out of Nashville these days." They're right. What we get is some good old honky-tonk, true to country's roots.

Trucks, broken hearts, runnin' from the law, booze. It's all here, wrapped up in searing guitar licks and cookin' bass and drums. Throw in excellent lead singing by at least three voices and you've got twang in a big way. Besides, any band featuring killer pedal steel is worth listening to in my book."

-Mariss McTucker
State of the Arts
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The most “country” country western band in Montana, www.Twang mix up classic country covers with equally classic originals and the chops to carry it off. The solo work by steel guitarist Sandy Dodge and new lead guitarist Jim Lewis shine throughout, but with five singers in the band, the vocal harmonies are the frosting on the cake. With their second release, this Bozeman-based band leans more on originals by member Buck Buchanan. And that’s a good thing.

-Scott Prinzing
Billings Outpost

 

Last of the White-Hot Rednecks

 

"For an authentic souvenir of your visit to a Montana honky tonk bar, you will be hard-pressed to find something better than the Last of the White Hot Rednecks".

- Scott Prinzing, Montana Magazine -full text

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Last updated: January 27, 2014