Charlie Denison

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Wibaux band rocks the Gem at album-release party


“Shut up, dude, I’m trying to listen to your song,” a friend said as we were taking a seat at the Gem Theatre in Wibaux. An extension of the Beaver Creek Brewery, the Gem is host to fine dining and an impressive stage setup. On this particular night, the band belonged to brewery co-owner Jim Devine. At 6-foot-6, his friends have been known to call him “Mighty Big,” a nickname he also uses for his band, Mighty Big Jim and the Tall Boys. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Nothing compares: A Montana musician pays tribute to Prince

“Dearly beloved … we’re gathered here today to get through this thing called life.”
—Prince, “Let’s Go Crazy”
If you’re reading this, you’re probably a Prince fan. If you’re not a Prince fan, you might be dating or married to one. Growing up, I wasn’t a Prince fan. When I was in high school in the late ’90s and early 2000s, he was a symbol, and I didn’t understand. “He used to be a Prince,” my dad, a now-retired Presbyterian pastor and musician, told me. Continue Reading →

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