During this time of shutdowns and social isolation, the Roosevelt Center, local performers, and musicians would like to reach out to create connections and strengthen the bonds that unite us by sharing some of the incredible local talents that live in the Carbon County community. In that spirit of sharing, here are a few videos created by our very talented friends and neighbors- from their home to yours. Enjoy!
Justin and Lisa Satterfield joined our community 5 years ago and have been rockin’ Red Lodge ever since. Their band Fracture is a favorite at many events and bars and their personal mix of contemporary rock and R&B sounds make them a versatile and powerful music duo. Justin has been touring and playing music since he was 16 and Lisa has been singing as long as she can remember so it’s no surprise that they sound so good together. The pair got together when Lisa met Justin bringing in her guitar and the rest, as they say, is history. They are the hosts of the Tuesday Night Jam Session at the Snow Creek Saloon and a staple of the Red Lodge music scene.
Pete Critelli has been a Red Lodge resident for twenty-six years. He is a published author, cartoonist, poet, magazine contributor, and monthly columnist back in the day. He is active on: civic and community boards, is a high school substitute teacher, a law enforcement officer, as well as a professional speechwriter. But his favorite fireside tale is relating how he won The New Yorker Magazine Cartoon Captioning Contest feature. With the Treasure State’s breathtaking panoramic horizons and caring folks, he and his wife Carolyn believe they are fortunate to call Montana home.
Carol Hartman is a renowned Montana landscape painter who has traveled all over the United States creating such collections as her Oregon Trail and steamboat oil painting series that are widely sought after. She has exhibited her art both nationally and internationally and has her work featured in 3 books including the recent “Voices of Yellowstone’s Capstone: A Narrative Atlas of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness”. Her sweeping landscapes and intuitive use of light and color brings our western panorama to life and draws many art lovers to her work. Carol is currently working on her ‘Paintings for the Pantry’ program selling paintings to raise money for local food banks in our area during the COVID19 pandemic.
The Red Lodge Carnegie Library hosts weekly Winter Storytime & Craft and Summer Storytime in the Park, providing our youngest residents with a fun and interactive learning environment throughout the year. Storytime is so much more than the books, songs, and activities shared. Kids develop their imaginations, listening skills, and early literacy. For many, it is their first classroom experience. Friendships blossom for kids and caregivers alike. In this mini-storytime, Library Director Jodie Moore shares a book, activity, and song.
Red Lodge residents Sue Logan and Randy Tracy both play in the Billings Symphony, Sue as the principal oboist, and Randy as the Concertmaster. They also serve on the faculties of RMC and MSUB, and as conductors for the Billings Youth Orchestra. Their performances on stage and in various broadcast formats span many decades, and several continents. Randy is also known for his fiddle playing of traditional Irish and Scottish tunes. Their students have won many awards and scholarships, many going on to professional careers of their own, and many also becoming lifelong friends and professional colleagues.
The Red Lodge Buddhist Meditation Group has been meeting at the Roosevelt Center for many years and believes in inclusive meditation and learning to create Sangha- a community that learns and practices meditation together for the better of all through the Buddhist teachings. The group meets weekly on Tuesday nights and all are welcome. Group member Travis Burdick leads this guided meditation to help us all take a deep breath and de-stress during this strange and trying time.
Daniel Kosel’s smooth sultry sound is a Red Lodge staple and a definite local favorite. Daniel grew up in Carbon County as a local kid with a passion for music and poetry. He began playing solo shows in 2016 and continues to tour, produce albums and make music daily. He believes in creating positive change and expression through music and his distinctive ‘crues’ music style resonates deeply with his audience.
Bruce South has lived in Red Lodge for over 25 years and, like most locals, wears many hats including playing the guitar and singing country and rock classics. He first began playing music at the age of 13 and really began sharing his talent about 30 years ago. He has played music all over the Red Lodge area and many locals have enjoyed and celebrated life in Red Lodge to the strumming sounds of Bruce and his guitar.