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Trout Steak Revival

Trout Steak Revival will be one of the Colorado bands on tap at this year's Big Sky Big Grass, which runs Feb. 8-11.

BIG SKY — Montana’s biggest winter bluegrass festival is back with even bigger stars and sounds.

The lineup for the 12th annual Big Sky Big Grass Festival includes Leftover Salmon, the Travelin’ McCourys, Billy Strings, the Larry Keel Experience, Keller & The Keels, Two Bit Franks, Madison Range, the Good Times Travelers, Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs, the Kitchen Dwellers and Trout Steak Revival.

You can ski during the day and dance at night during the  four-day festival, which runs Feb. 8-11. The fest features 13 large and small venue shows located in the Missouri Ballroom, Montana Jack, Carabiner Lounge and Chet’s Bar & Grill.

Colorado’s Leftover Salmon has been entertaining crowds for more than 25 years, creating music influenced by rock ‘n’ roll, folk, bluegrass, Cajun, soul, zydeco, jazz and blues. They have headlined festivals from coast to coast.

Billy Strings is back again at Big Sky Big Grass, this year with a new album, “Turmoil & Tinfoil.” The Nashville-based player and songwriter is known for his energetic live performances and lyrics that often describe painful stories about things like addiction, incarceration and racism.

The Travelin’ McCourys can’t stand still. They are on the road — and online — entertaining audiences with live shows that include some of the best musicians and singers from all genres.

Keller & The Keels consists of William Keller and husband-and-wife combo Larry and Jenny Keel. The trio describes their sound as "Appalachian psychedelic bluegrass.” Keller & The Keels has been performing together since 2004 and have released two records.

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Entertainment Reporter

Jaci Webb covers entertainment for The Billings Gazette.