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Jonathan Kingham and Ryan Shea Smith

Jonathan Kingham and Ryan Shea Smith

Just when you thought the winter was a bit long, the days too short and the holiday festivities were over, two fantastic musicians came to the Tobacco Valley to brighten things up. And they weren't just breezing through for a one-night stand, they were around town for four days leading song writing workshops at the high school, performing at the nursing home for residents, meeting up with local musicians and finishing with a Friday night concert. Jonathan Kingham is a singer-songwriter out of Nashville who did a Montana tour. He brought his amazing skills as a nationally-recognized songwriter to Eureka along with his strong on-stage presence. Great tunes and captivating lyrics - Jonathan caught the attention of many Montana towns when he performed last year at the Montana Performing Arts Consortium. And for this tour, he was accompanied by Ryan Shea Smith who is another great musician. Ryan is from Seattle where he performs to sold out audiences at the Jazz Alley and other venues. Together these two brightened up the town with their presence. That concert was held at the LCHS auditorium beginning at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30). Always plan to come a bit early to have the usual tasty assortment of concessions and hot beverages available.

Rita Collins

About the Author: Rita Collins. I am a believer in the power of community and for now I call the Tobacco Valley home. I have lived in nine states and three counties and this community here amazes me - how people reach out to neighbors and even travelers. I've never lived in a place that demonstrates people caring for each other so well. And I've never lived in a place that has such a high percentage of talented musicians and artists. I work with the the Sunburst Community Service Foundation, a nonprofit that began in Eureka twenty years ago and now serves numerous communities in western Montana. And I just started a new business, St. Rita's Amazing Traveling Bookstore and Textual Apothecary. I never could have imagined life being this exciting in my sixth decade.

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Northwestern Montana is a charming area of quaint towns, millions of acres of state and federal land, hiking, camping, waterfalls, rock climbing, fishing and hunting, skiing and snowmobiling. We offer an impressive collection of shops, art galleries, golf courses, bed and breakfasts, spas, and restaurants not to mention annual events such as the Bull Thing, the Ten Lakes Snowmobile Fun Run, and the Eureka Montana Quilt Show. Enjoy the outdoors and the small town spirit that makes you feel right at home. Stay for a short trip, or meet with a realtor to find out about owning your own little piece of Montana real estate.

Where are we and how do you get here? Fly into Glacier National Park Airport (FCA) or Spokane International Airport (GEG). Eureka is 7 miles from the Canadian (Roosville) Border and 67 miles east of Libby or 51 miles north of Whitefish.

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