William Munoz writes, "The advent of alternative rock bands in the early to mid 1980's like Sonic Youth, R.E.M., Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden and The Smiths, were foundational in moving the genera into the psyche of a generation."
William Munoz writes, "Stirling has taken playing the violin to another level. If you are thinking classical violin or bluegrass fiddle, you will be disappointed. You don't play intense and rapid notes and dance with the physical movement that she does."
The stage at the Kettlehouse Amphitheater was filled with more than 80 musicians with the Missoula Symphony on Wednesday, each there to musically support Ben Folds and his new album, “What Matters Most.”
Both Big Head Todd and the Monsters, and Blues Traveler, have played as headliners in the past at the Wilma Theater, so it was a special musical treat to have both bands together for one night at the Kettlehouse Amphitheater.
The band lineup included Sean Lennon, his major collaboration in the Claypool Lennon Delirium. Along with Harry Waters on keyboards, son of Roger Waters, Paolo Baldi on drums, and longtime members Skerik on saxophone and Mike Dillion on percussion.