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Welcome to Bozeman, Montana - the home of bluegrass.
It doesn't sound quite right, does it? Nevertheless, Bozeman is home to Kane's River, which is, according to David Thompson, 'a fairly successful bluegrass band'.
David Thompson is a co-founder of Kane's River, for which he plays the bass guitar, sings and writes songs. He also has a day job, running a marketing agency, and the Kane's River website says that he's a male model, but that might be a joke.
Kane's River (which was originally called Deep River but had to change its name for legal reasons) aims to bring a fresh approach to bluegrass music while drawing inspiration from the wide open spaces and big skies of Montana. They have released two albums so far: a self-titled album in October 2000 and Same River Twice in August 2003. Both releases have received glowing reviews and have done rather well in the Bluegrass National Charts.
Curiously, a surprising number of their songs feature references to rain. But then I suppose you need rainfall to make a river.
AmericanaMusicPlace.com gave the band a particularly enthusiastic review: 'Kane's River can simply be described as one of the very best bands of the 21st century'. Isn't it a little early to judge?
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