john dendy

It's not everyday you see a guy perform original songs solo on upright bass.  John Dendy is a dangerous songwriter and captivating performer.  He plays bass in a bunch of bands, but songwriting and solo performance are his own art.  He cites Tom Waits, John Prine, Lucinda Williams, and Louis Armstrong as influences.  John takes care of his songs like good people take care of their dogs.  With love and discipline.

The Delta T give John's songs the strut and groove that used to happen only in his head.  Stay tuned for John Dendy and the Delta T!

Los Marvelitos

Los Marvelitos present Montana-grown original & traditional songs with Latin instrumentation. The resulting style combines borderland corridos and tropical cumbias with southern soul and pirate jazz. A hint of hypnosis creates the atmosphere of a clandestined polka party, some place far from where you ought to be.  Garret Smith - bajo quinto/vocals, Justin Ringsak - trumpet/mandolin, Greg Hayes - electric guitar, John Dendy - bass/vocals.  Erin Smith, percussion, Claire Pichette, percussion and vocals.

The State Champions

The State Champions are Aaron Parrett's band.  Aaron writes all kinds of things, including good country songs.  The Champs play old-time country, along with Aaron's songs.  John plays bass and sings harmony in this one, and Jon Flynn plays dobro.


Tombigbee released their self-titled album of original songs in October, 2015.  Tombigbee was Zach Owen - banjo, Karen Newlon - violin, and John Dendy - upright bass, harmonica, and vocal.  They had a nice run, and the songs live on in John's solo and band performances.