Calvin and the Coal Cars

11:11 Presents

Calvin and the Coal Cars

Castle Mountain Gang

Fri, January 18, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Pub Station Taproom

Billings, MT


This event is 21 and over

Calvin and the Coal Cars
Calvin and the Coal Cars
Telecasters, pedal steel, acoustic guitars, and a straight forward
pocket rhythm section are the first things that come to mind
when someone mentions "real Country Music". And these are the
sounds that Calvin and the Coal Cars have in spades.

Add to that Lee Calvin's lyrics of small town living, lost love,
heartbreak, and nightlife, and you've got one of the best original
country bands the Rocky Mountains have seen in decades!

Calvin and the Coal Cars were first assembled to showcase the
songwriting of Lee Calvin in the fall of 2016. Since then, Lee
spent a year writing (and rewriting) his country tunes until the
band was reformed with new members in the spring of 2018. The
current lineup consists of Robert James and Matt Windmueller
on drums and bass, Dan Upton on lead telecaster, Brian
Wetzstein on pedal steel guitar and keyboards, and Lee Calvin on
vocals and his beloved Martin Acoustic.

The band pulls from their many influences, including Merle
Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Dwight Yoakam, Marty Stuart, Whitey
Morgan and the 78's, John Prine, Pink Floyd, and too many
others to list. With over 100 years of combined music experience, the varied backgrounds of the members of Calvin and the Coal Cars provide a tight sound and unique approach from each instrument.

In 2018, after less than a year together, CCC took home third
place in both the Best Country Band and Best Songwriter at the
Magic City Music Awards in Billings, Montana.

Calvin and the Coal Cars are set to release a live bootleg album,
and are currently planning their first studio album - Calvin and the Coal Cars, The Greatest Hits, Vol 1.
Venue Information:
Pub Station Taproom
2502 1st Ave. N
Billings, MT, 59101