Christy and Sean

Butte's Christy Hays plays a song with Livingston songwriter Sean Devine at the Silver Dollar Saloon in October 2016. Both will be featured performers there for Songwriter Night on Friday, Oct. 13, at 9 p.m.

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Four area songwriters, including three from Butte with albums slated to come out in the next year, will be featured at "Songwriter Night" at the Silver Dollar Saloon, 133 S. Main St., starting at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13.

Butte resident and wayfaring songstress Christy Hays has organized a show featuring Butte troubadour Chad Okrusch, Anaconda/Butte singer Sean Eamon and Livingston country artist Sean Devine.

Hays is making the stop in Butte on her way back to Texas. Her music has been compared to Americana great Lucinda Williams and her song "Town Underground," about Butte, was featured on The Austin Chronicle's Web site in 2016.

She recorded an album titled River Swimmer in Nashville earlier this year. The recording is due for release in the coming months.

Okrusch has been working on a double album since his 2008 release Wisdom Road. The Montana Tech professor is known for his iconic songs about Butte and the nearby Big Hole River.

His music has been compared to witty, folksy wordsmiths like John Prine and Kris Kristofferson. He has previously performed in some of the area's most notable music events, the Montana Folk Festival, the Red Ants Pants Music Festival and the Red Lodge Songwriters Festival.

Eamon recently exited the studio after recording the follow-up to his 2015 self-titled debut. The former Montana Standard sports reporter combines driven, anthemic tunes, along with upbeat numbers that defy their own downtrodden lyrics. He has previously shared the stage with Shooter Jennings and Ramblin' Jack Elliott.

Devine released Austin Blues on vinyl in 2015. That confessional effort drew comparisons to Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt.

Last year he performed at Bozeman's acclaimed Live from the Divide concert series. This is Devine's first, and possibly only stop in Butte this year.

Tickets at the door cost $5.


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