The five-piece traditional bluegrass band Lochwood will perform at MSUB's Cisel Hall at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
Lochwood formed in 2014 with a goal of playing bluegrass music the “right way" — in the tradition of Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs and the Stanley Brothers. The group features three-part harmonies, driving rhythms and exciting solos.
According to information from the Yellowstone Bluegrass Association, Lochwood’s members hail from all over the country, but share a common theme of rural mountain values found in Montana.
Richie Reinholdt was born in Japan and grew up in San Diego. He has been a major player in the acoustic scene throughout Western Montana for many years and has even dabbled in rock-n-roll. Reinholdt performed with the regionally successful Live Wire Choir from 1976 through 1979 and has performed on stages throughout the world. In addition to playing guitar and singing, he is a songwriter for the band.
John Parker, from Burlington, New Jersey, has led bands in Western Montana since the mid-1970s. His band Finley Creek was a mainstay in the area for many years. With Lochwood, Parker provides bass and vocals.
Steve Taft, from Jamestown, North Dakota, cut his bluegrass teeth in Seattle, playing banjo in many well-known bands, most recently Brothers Keeper. He has also appeared regularly with Rural Delivery and was a founding member of Lonesome Road.
Chad Fadely, from Hot Springs, Arkansas, has been a go-to mandolin player in Western Montana for more than 20 years. Fadely usually keeps busy playing the bluegrass style he loves by staying active in multiple bands, and when he’s not playing mandolins or guitars, he’s selling them at Music Villa in Bozeman.
Taylor Buckley, a Roundup native, is the newest member of the band. He grew up playing bluegrass fiddle with his family band, The Buckleys. After an extended stay on the East Coast, he returned and was recruited to the band before his bags were unpacked. He rounds out the group on fiddle and vocals.
Doors to Saturday’s concert will open at 7:30 p.m. Admission costs $20.