Arts council presents Montana band

Laney Lou & the Bird Dogs perform Saturday in the Oats Park Arts Center’s Barkley Theatre.

Laney Lou & the Bird Dogs perform Saturday in the Oats Park Arts Center’s Barkley Theatre.
Churchill Arts Council

Laney Lou & the Bird Dogs are an energetic Americana band from Bozeman, Mont., that infuses four-part harmonies, engaging songwriting and rock ‘n’ roll drive into a modern approach to traditional folk music.

They appear Saturday at the Oats Park Arts Center’s Barkley Theatre in Fallon.

Coming from varied musical backgrounds, the five-person ensemble creates a sound unique to them, but one that finds common ground by adding the energy of Montana’s big sky country into their music.

The Bird Dogs weave stories through their songs that are reflective, joyous, longing, or meant to share a journey with the listener. Through it all, the band is able to convey heartfelt honesty, getting the audience to immerse themselves in the moment by dancing, singing and laughing along.

The Bird Dogs have been taking their infectious sound on the road since 2013, supporting acts such as the Travelin’ McCourys, the Steeldrivers, the Steep Canyon Rangers, Leftover Salmon, Town Mountain and many more.

The box office, Art Bar and galleries open at 6 p.m. with the performance beginning at 7 p.m.

The cost is $17 for members, $20 for nonmembers and $10 for youth and students. Additional support for this performance has been provided by the Depot Casino and Widmer & Mills, CPAs.

Spring Film Series

The Spring Film Series with the then of “In the City” begins on March 17 for three consecutive Fridays. The box office, Art Bar and galleries open at 6 p.m., and the movie screening is at 7 p.m.

The cost is free for members and season ticket holders and $5 for nonmembers.

• March 17: “Amélie” (2001): A fanciful comedy about a young woman who discretely orchestrates the lives of the people around her, creating a world exclusively of her own making.

The movie is shot in more than 80 Parisian locations with visionary style that captures the exquisite charm and mystery of modern-day Paris through the eyes of a beautiful ingenue.

• March 24: “Lost in Translation” (2003): A lonely, aging movie star named Bob Harris and a conflicted newlywed, Charlotte, meet in Tokyo. Bob is there to film a Japanese whiskey commercial; Charlotte is accompanying her celebrity-photographer husband. They find escape, distraction and understanding amidst the bright Tokyo lights after a chance meeting in the quiet lull of the hotel bar, forming a bond that is as unlikely as it is heartfelt and meaningful.

• March 31: “Mars Attacks!” (2016): Sebastian and Mia are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love in Los Angeles. But as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.


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