MARTY STUART AND HIS FABULOUS SUPERLATIVES
Friday, July 28, 2023
The Wachholz College Center is pleased to present Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives in the Flathead Valley.
“You have to make the music that’s in your heart,” says Marty Stuart. “Sometimes that lines up with what’s going on out there in the world, sometimes it takes the world thirty or forty years to catch up, but if you’re true to your heart, that’s all that matters.” Altitude, Stuart’s exhilarating new album, is proof of that. Recorded in Nashville with his longtime band, The Fabulous Superlatives, the collection finds Stuart picking up where he left off on 2017’s Way Out West, exploring a cosmic country landscape populated by dreamers and drifters, misfits and angels, honky-tonk heroes and lonesome lovers. There’s a desert flare to the music here, a sweeping, spacious feel that conjures up wide-open horizons and endless stretches of two-lane highway, and the production is raw and cinematic to match, tipping its cap both to Bakersfield and Laurel Canyon as it balances jangle and twang in equal measure.
It would be easy for an artist as accomplished as Stuart to rest on his laurels at this point in his career, but Altitude instead showcases the work of a searcher with an insatiable appetite for growth and reflection, one whose ambition, much like his keen wit and rich imagination, only seems to grow with each and every release. “I’ve always loved songs that feel like old friends but still sound new and fresh,” says Stuart. “The beautiful thing about country music is that the blueprint Jimmie Rodgers laid down—rambling, gambling, sin, redemption, Heaven, Hell—it’s all just as relevant now as it ever was. It’s the human condition, and if you’re honest about it and you’ve got a real band around you, you can make something that’s uniquely yours and stands the test of time.”
A Country Music Hall of Famer, five-time Grammy Award-winner, and AMA Lifetime Achievement honoree, Stuart knows a thing or two about standing the test of time. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Mississippi, he landed his first big gig in Lester Flatts’ band at the tender age of thirteen, and by twenty-one, he was working on the road and in the studio with Johnny Cash. Though Stuart built his early reputation backing up country and bluegrass royalty, it wasn’t long before Nashville recognized him as a star in his own right, and over the course of forty-plus years as a solo artist, he would go on to release more than twenty major label albums, scoring platinum sales, hit singles, and just about every honor the industry could bestow along the way.
THE COUNTRY STAR - VIP PACKAGE Includes:
- One Premium Seat, with admission to a private pre-show event at the Wachholz College Center featuring a two-song performance by Marty and the Superlatives, along with a Q&A Storytelling session with Marty and Band
- One VIP Laminate and Lanyard
- Crowd Free Merchandise Shopping
- Exclusive Signed VIP Poster
VIP PACKAGE cost is $200.00 (plus service fee). VIP Experience will begin approximately one hour prior to lobby door time (6:00 PM). VIP ticket holders will be contacted by the tour approximately one week prior to the show with details.
Standard ticket prices range from $46 to $70, not including ticket service fees.
VIP Ticket prices are $200, not including ticket service fees.
All tickets include a $1.00 charity fee to The Marty Stuart Congress of Country Music.
777 Grandview Dr
Kalispell, MT 59901
Flathead Valley Community College
Lobby doors open at 7:00pm; Show starts at 8:00pm
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