Bash celebrates alt-country music


Screen Shot 2017-08-03 at 10.03.17 AMJOSEPH — Three major alternative country acts will perform at the Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Grounds Aug. 5 for an all-day musical extravaganza.

Cody Canada and the Departed, a southern rock and American red dirt group, will headline.

The band was formed by the former frontman of Cross Canadian Ragweed after the group broke up in 2010. Canada’s longtime bassist, Jeremy Plato, followed him. They joined guitarist and vocalist Seth James.

Drummer Eric Hansen and keyboardist and rhythm guitarist Ross Smith joined the group in 2015.

For more details or to listen to Cody Canada and the Departed, visit

Additional performances from Corb Lund and the Hurtin’ Albertans and Micky and the Motorcars will be included. Gates will open at 3 p.m. and music will begin around 4 p.m. 

Beer gardens and food vendors will be on site.  An “After Party Breakfast” at the rodeo grounds will include pancakes, eggs and bloody Marys after the music starts.

Corb Lund

Corb Lund is a Canadian country musician, and the Hurtin’ Albertans is his touring band. The group has released seven albums and tours regularly in Canada, the United States and Australia.

The band includes Kurt Ciesla on bass, Grant “Demon” Siemens on guitar and other strings and Brady Valgardson on drums.

To listen to Corb Lund’s tracks, visit

Micky and the Motorcars

Micky and the Motorcars is an alternative Texas Country band that has released five mainstream albums.

The group was formed in Stanley, Idaho, before it moved to Austin, Texas. Micky and the Motorcars consists of Micky Braun with acoustic guitar and lead vocals; Gary Braun with lead and harmony vocals, guitars, mandolin and harmonica; Josh Owen with lead guitar and pedal steel; Joe Fladger with bass and Bobby Paugh with drums and percussion.

To learn more or to listen to some of the group’s music, go to

Ticketing info

Tickets, which cost $50, are available at  All tickets will be general admission and get you in the gate. You can choose to dance in the dirt of the arena or take a seat in the stands.

Camping will be offered for $10 per site at the 23-acre park adjacent to the venue.

Back Country Bash is presented by the Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Committee. For more information, find Back Country Bash on Facebook or email

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