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The Shane Center Presents

Wylie and the Wild West Join Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and Roy Rogers


The Shane Lalani Center for the Arts announced the addition of Wylie and the Wild West for the inaugural concert at their new Henry Blake Pavilion on July 20, 2024.


Wylie and the Wild West joins Folk Legend Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and Grammy winning slide guitarist Roy Rogers at this fundraising event.


Russell Lewis, Artistic Director of the Shane Center, said, “Wylie is the cherry on top of this fabulous event. It’s beyond exciting to have artists of this caliber play for the first major concert in the Henry Blake Pavilion. We look forward to years of presenting music and theater to the citizens of Park County in our incredible new venue.”


Wylie Gustafson is an American original. The native Montanan singer/songwriter has recorded 24 albums backed by over three decades performing around the world.

Wylie remains distinct in country music as one of the few authentic voices of the genre. Wylie’s muse is the empty sprawl of his native Montana home where he crafts the words and music that reflect his life on the 4th generation family ranch.


Over the last 33 years, he and his band, The Wild West, have performed their refreshing blend of cowboy, western, and traditional country. They are hugely popular on the festival and theater circuit. Stateside, they have performed at such prestigious venues as the National Folk Festival, MerleFest, the Bumbershoot Festival, The Stagecoach Festival, A Prairie Home Companion, The Conan O’Brien Show and the Grand Ole Opry (with over 50 guest appearances).


Celebrating 92 years young in 2023, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott is known for his ever-curious spirit and continues to tour—performing at Carnegie Hall in March. A veteran troubadour-style performer, it is through sharing songs and tales gathered over a career of more than 60 years (through the roots of Folk, Blues, Americana, Cowboy music, and poetry) that this American icon is in his purest element.


Mr. Elliott is a Presidential National Medal of Arts recipient with a permanently enshrined seat at Woody Guthrie Center Theater in Tulsa, OK. He’s received the 2016 Folk Alliance Lifetime Achievement Award, two Grammy awards, and has released 40 albums.


Roy Rogers has dazzled the streets of Livingston with his Delta Blues trio the Rhythm Kings at the second Livingston Hoot. He has toured the world and just this October visited Bozeman in his opening set with the legendary Bonnie Raitt. The highlight of the show was when Roy joined Bonnie during the encore for a slide guitar duel. This Grammy winner is known for his extraordinary slide guitar skills and brings an understanding of the Delta Blues to these modern times. He’s also known as a producer and has worked with artists such as John Lee Hooker and Mr. Elliott.


Mr. Rogers has worked with Ramblin’ Jack for several decades, and for part of the program, the two will join together to tell stories and perform songs from Jack’s amazing career.

Executive Director of the Shane Center Erika Adams added, “ We want to thank every donor, our Board of Directors, and partners in construction that have made it possible to break ground on the Pavilion. We can’t wait to see you all on July 20th.”


Bob Dylan calls Ramblin’ Jack, “the King of the Folk Singers.” Don’t miss your chance to experience a very rare performance by a true Folk Icon, a Delta blues master, and a Montana Native Son. Tickets are available at www.theshanecenter.org or by calling the box office at (406) 222-1420.


For additional marketing information, contact Joanne Gardner Lowell at joannegardnerlowellmt@gmail.com.


For additional information on the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts, contact Erika Adams at erika@theshanecenter.org.

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