If you lived in rural Montana during these past few confusing years there’s a good chance you’re familiar with the Road Agents’ music. With their home base of Bozeman largely shut off to live performances, the Agents hit the road, to where communities (and attitudes) were a bit more welcoming to social gatherings. From Malta to Big Fork, Pine Creek Lodge to Montana’s Biggest Weekend in Dillon, Agents Jeff Peterson (guitar) and Justin Ringsak (mandolin) took advantage of the proliferation of new outdoor venues to expand their territory.
While most of the world was shut down they even recorded their third EP, Exile on Moose Creek, in a Forest Service cabin.
The band plays across Montana through every season, in saloons, festivals, brewpubs, hot springs, restaurants, and backyard barbecues. The Road Agents' songs are always built around a strong, danceable rhythm, and the lyrics are poetic snapshots of nostalgia and good times in their rapidly changing home state. The Road Agents' ever-growing discography includes Exile on Moose Creek (2021), Suspicious Lesions (2020), Live at the Copper Bowl (2019), and Dreams of Stingrays, Roadrunners, and Hangovers (2018). All are available on streaming services, or in hard copy at performances.
See the shows page for when the Agents in your county, because they'll eventually get to them all.