- Sunday | June 26, 2022
- 4:00 pm
- 2285 Southern Cross Rd Anaconda, MT 59711
The Festival begins on June 26th with “music baptized with a hardy dose of trail dust and horse hair” as defined by Wylie and The Wild West. Wylie Gustafson is a native Montanan singer/songwriter with 20 albums and 4 decades of performing, writing, and recording under his belt.
Over the last 30 years, Wylie and his band, The Wild West, have performed their refreshing blend of cowboy, western swing, old school country, and yodeling music worldwide. 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). Worldwide, their universal appeal has taken them to China, Russia, Australia, Europe, South America, and Japan.
Wylie’s dynamic stage presence keeps getting him invited back to venues year-after-year. As a seasoned singer/songwriter, Wylie has etched his presence onto the American music scene and is the originator of the High Plains Yodeling style which evokes the loneliness of his northern Montana home.
When asked to define his music, Wylie says, “We are a good-time cowboy band that hates to be boring!” The band members, guitarist Clayton Parsons, drummer Tim Lashley, and violinist, John Sporman, are all virtuoso players with winning personalities.
Learn more about Wylie & The Wild West here.