The Dirt Farmers are a foot-stomping string band, who call their musical style “paisley grass." They gained a following for their fun-loving mix of old school country, bluegrass, blues and rock, with the occasional slip into hip-hop. The band members, as unique as their song list, serve it all up with a smile on mandolin, banjo, guitar, fiddle and bass with vocal harmonies.
Stand-out 19-year-old guitarist/singer Kelly Hagerman fronts the band with Nate Fortier on mandolin, Bill Devine on dobro, Clink Dack on banjo, Shawna Lockhart on doghouse bass and Catey Lockhart on vocals. From dive bars to weddings, this band loves you to have a good time.
Price Range: $400 — $3000
Gig Length: 30 - 300 minutes
What to Expect
Excellent sound quality
Experienced wedding band, event band, party band
Appeal to multiple generations
Willingness to help make the event work, including learning special songs, playing instrumental background music, dressing up or down to fit the event style.
Timely arrival and professional demeanor
Fun attitude and love of music
The Dirt Farmers are a most eclectic band from the songs they play encompassing bluegrass, blues, country, gospel, pop, rock, and hip hop selections to their alternative careers as retired horse-trainer, PhD candidate, engineer, technical writer, costumer, and laborer. Bet you can't tell by looking who has which job!
Love of music brings this group together. The group spans the generations and are often asked if they are a single family band. The Dirt Farmers' music embodies the fun spirit of life in Montana, from cowboy to cosmopolitan.
Additional Booking Notes
The Dirt Farmers provides their own sound system and expertise for medium sized venues (500 people) and smaller.
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Influences & Inspiration
Dwight Yoakam, Bob Wills, traditional country, blues, bluegrass, pop, rock, swing, hip-hop