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Blackfoot River Sessions Gets Some Love from the Missoulian

Blackfoot River Sessions Gets Some Love from the Missoulian

Missoula Media Company’s live music project “Blackfoot River Sessions” was prominently featured on the frontpage of the Missoulian in June 2022.

“Thank you” to our community

First and foremost, it is an honor to be featured on the front page of the Missoulian, and we couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to show off these local bands that deserve to be in the spotlight. Ever since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been extremely hard for local bands to be able to play their music for a live audience to help them make a name for themselves in the local community. With Blackfoot River Sessions, our goal is to give these bands and musicians the attention they deserve, and to provide intimate interviews to learn more about each band and the stories behind their music.

“Thank you” to Junior, our first featured band

The article in the Missoulian by Cory Walsh is a wonderfully detailed and thorough look into Blackfoot River Sessions. It covers the origins of the project and also helps to tell the story of Junior – the first band to be featured on Blackfoot River Sessions.

Like many groups, Junior’s opportunities to perform live have been less frequent in the past two years.

Junior formed before COVID, when Caroline Keys (banjo, guitar, bass), “Hermina Jean” Harold (drums, guitar) and “Jenny Lynn” Fawcett (violin), began playing together. All three sing harmony and take turns on lead.

Cory Walsh, Missoulian

“Thank you” to the turquoise waters of the mighty Blackfoot River

It was important to choose the perfect location to film the sessions, so we chose to film the series right here in our backyard along the shores of the Blackfoot River. We hope that the setting gives the series a sense of home and personal connection for Missoula locals. We wanted to really emphasize the local aspect of the bands and how engrained they are in the local community, and what ties us together more than our beloved rivers and streams?

The future of Blackfoot River Sessions

Missoula Media Company is currently planning out the first full season of Blackfoot River Sessions, and getting the support of the Missoulian helps us get the word out there to attract additional bands and sponsors. We are stoked that our friends at the Missoulian were on board to If you’re a local artist or even a larger band please feel free to contact us to get on the next installment of the Blackfoot River Sessions.

Where is Yellowstone Filmed? – How to Mildly Annoy a Montanan

Where is Yellowstone filmed? Not in Missoula, but close.

“Where is Yellowstone Filmed?”

Yes we know where Yellowstone is filmed. No, being a video production company in Montana doesn’t mean that we are living that Kevin Costner ranch life.

But still, it’s a fair question to which we have the answer…

Yellowstone Film Locations in Montana

We hear the question, “where is Yellowstone filmed,” all the time. The Dutton’s family ranch is primarily filmed at the now-famous Chief Joseph Ranch near Darby, Montana, which is just a short drive from Missoula Media Company’s headquarters. There, we said it. Out here in the Big Sky State we measure distances in hours (usually driven at 75+ MPH), and by those regional standards the Dutton’s family ranch is only an hour away from our downtown office. Yep, that’s considered a short drive when you live in a state that takes nearly 11 hours to drive from west border to east. However, Yellowstone is filmed in many places around Montana.

Where is Yellowstone filmed? The short answer is Darby, Montana.

Where is Yellowstone filmed?

According to our sources, Season 4 of Yellowstone was filmed almost exclusively in Montana. However, the show fails to depict the way regions of Montana differ from one-another, usually defaulting into massively over-dramatized version of reality. Often times, that version of reality doesn’t agree with perspective of what our state is and what it stands for. But at the end of the day, its a TV show, a beloved one at that, and it does make us happy to see such high quality production values originating out of our beautiful state. At the end of the day, we share the goal of seeing top-notch videos created in Montana, and perhaps this romanticized focus on our state will help to bring in funding for video projects created by local Montana video production companies like ours. We like seeing the Big Sky State get some love. But that’s not why we brought you to this page 😉

Filming in Montana – “Blackfoot River Sessions”

If you love Yellowstone for it’s breathtaking scenery and western backdrop, then you will surely appreciate the way Blackfoot River Sessions juxtaposes unique musical talent next to visually captivating locations like the banks of the great Blackfoot River. Blackfoot River Sessions is a multi-part video series, produced by Missoula Media Company, showcasing local musicians playing in unique outdoor locations around Missoula, Montana. It offers a unique glimpse of the unique, quirky character that big productions like Yellowstone tend to gloss over.

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As the actors and crew on Yellowstone know, filming outside in Montana isn’t easy. Even with the right crew, Montana Video production often leaves you at the mercy of rapid weather changes. For Blackfoot River Sessions Episode One, we filmed in the late fall of 2020. The air was crisp and cold and the days were short, so we really needed to nail the timing on the weather and lighting to get this one right. Junior (the band featured in Episode One) did an amazing job in their performance and interviews.

If you are a fan of film projects based out of Montana, be sure to check out Blackfoot River Sessions!

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