The Museum of Making Music welcomes the eclectic guitar and cello duo, Montana Skies, for a special concert event. Combining elements of classical, jazz improv, and rock; Jonathan and Jennifer Adams fuse guitar wizardry and blazing electric cello to create a sound that is truly remarkable. Montana Skies has been called everything from chamber rock to psychedelic strings. Whatever you want to call it, their chemistry creates a sound that is truly remarkable.
Tickets to this event are $15; $12 for museum members.
Montana Skies is a guitar/cello duo, with eclectic styles (from finger-picking to flamenco) within contemporary instrumental music. The group Montana Skies is made up of husband and wife Jonathan Adams on guitars (steel string and Spanish/nylon) and Jennifer Adams on cellos (acoustic cello and a custom 6-String Electric cello).
The couple met almost a decade ago while studying music at the University of Georgia in Athens. At first the two planned on collaborating on classical music but after a trip to the University Library to investigate repertoire, they discovered that music written for cello/guitar was as rare as the combination itself. Jonathan and Jennifer were not discouraged; they began writing their own arrangements to classics and composing music for themselves.
Not having set repertoire has given these music artists a great freedom in their musical expression. Jonathan explains, "Throughout the years, we have developed many of our own arrangements ranging from world music and classical to original compositions. The fact that 'ready made' repertoire is not available for our combination of instruments really what pushes us to be more creative with our music. We love composing and arranging, and appreciate the opportunity to present old favorites, along with newer music, to our audiences."
Montana Skies' name is taken from one of the first songs Jonathan composed for the group entitled "Montana Skies". Jonathan studied music at Montana State University in Bozeman and this song was written specifically about those times.
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