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Date:
August 9, 2018
Time:
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Time Details:
Music starts at 6:30 PM
Location:
Anchor Park, outside the Library
Address:
Helena, MT 59601
Contact:
406-447-1690
Cost:
Free!
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Free Concert! Tom Irwin

Thursday, August 9, 2018


“In honor of our 150th anniversary, we are treating everyone to an evening of music with singer, songwriter, and guitarist Tom Irwin followed by an outdoor viewing of Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles. Irwin will take the stage in Anchor Park at 6:30PM with the movie following at 9PM.

For over thirty five years Tom Irwin has been taking experiences and turning them into songs. In addition to giving songs life as an acoustic performer, Irwin has opened for Willie Nelson & Family at the 2001 Illinois State Fair Grandstand and has performed with many other popular artists, including Ryan Adams, Billy Bob Thornton, Old 97s, Robbie Fulks, Rosie Flores, Wayne Hancock and Chuck Prophet and many others.

In 2010 Irwin received a Master’s of Art degree from the University of Illinois in Springfield in Liberal and Integrative Studies with a focus on songwriting and folk music producing his Sangamon Songs record as a master's thesis/project. When Irwin isn’t touring, he teaches as an adjunct professor in the Liberal & Integrative Studies department for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UIS.

Irwin is known as a presenter of traditional folk and country tunes, covering Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Hank Williams, Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Willie Nelson, Woody Guthrie, Tennessee Ernie Ford and many others. He performs for folks of all ages, in schools, homes, bars, and wherever people gather to listen. According to his website, “You might laugh and cry, chuckle and squirm, tap your foot and nod your head, but you won't ignore or walk away untouched by this talented teller of stories through words and music."