Calvin and the Coal Cars
11:11 Presents

Calvin and the Coal Cars

All Ages
Doors 5:30pm/Show 6:00pm

Telecasters, pedal steel, acoustic guitars, and a straight forward pocket rhythm section are the first things that come to mind when someone mentions "real Country Music". And these are the sounds that Calvin and the Coal Cars have in spades.

Add to that Lee Calvin's lyrics of small town living, lost love, heartbreak, and nightlife, and you've got one of the best original country bands the Rocky Mountains have seen in decades!

Calvin and the Coal Cars were first assembled to showcase the songwriting of Lee Calvin in the fall of 2016. Since then, Lee spent a year writing (and rewriting) his country tunes until the band was reformed with new members in the spring of 2018.

The current lineup consists of Robert James and Matt Windmueller on drums and bass, Dan Upton on lead telecaster, Brian Wetzstein on pedal steel guitar and keyboards, and Lee Calvin on vocals and his beloved Martin Acoustic.

The band pulls from their many influences, including Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Dwight Yoakam, Marty Stuart, Whitey Morgan and the 78's, John Prine, Pink Floyd, and too many others to list. With over 100 years of combined music experience, the varied backgrounds of the members of Calvin and the Coal Cars provide a tight sound and unique approach from each instrument.

In 2018, after less than a year together, CCC took home third place in both the Best Country Band and Best Songwriter at the Magic City Music Awards in Billings, Montana.

Calvin and the Coal Cars are set to release a live bootleg album, and are currently planning their first studio album - Calvin and the Coal Cars, The Greatest Hits, Vol 1.

Venue Information:
Yellowstone Valley Brewing
2123 1st Ave N
Suite C
Billings, MT, 59101