Sessions :: Bonnie Montgomery covers Bonnie Raitt

We're switching things up for April Sessions at South on Main! In honor of her April birthday, Amy Bell curating April Sessions by choosing her favorite local musicians to cover her favorite artists. For the final Wednesday in April, Bonine Montgomery will grace us the best of Bonnie Raitt. Show starts at 8 pm with a $10 cover. Call ahead to reserve a table - (501) 244-9660


A true and multi-faceted artist in a sea of homogony, Arkansas born and bred Bonnie Montgomery has an artistic vision that transcends cliche and genre.

Following the release of EPs “Cruel” (2012) and “Joy” (2013), Montgomery released her self-titled LP in December 2014 on Nathan Howdeshell's (of Gossip) Portland/Arkansas label Fast Weapons.

Bonnie's southern debut album showcases her powerful operatic voice while her music blends elements of classic country with spaghetti western and traditional Ozark folk music. Backed by a rowdy, virtuosic hillbilly band, Bonnie has toured on her recent album extensively throughout the U.S. The album's critical acclaim alongside her wild and law-less live performances have earned Montgomery the title for the Ameripolitan Outlaw Female 2016.

A classically trained singer whose southern roots run deep, Montgomery has taken her raucous, high-art spin on golden-era country/western music through the U.S. and Europe, sharing the stage with Gossip, Shovels and Rope, Robert Ellis, Hayes Carll, Billy Jo Shaver, Turnpike Troubadours, Pokey LaFarge, Wayne “the Train” Hancock, Joe Ely, Moot Davis, Mike and the Moonpies, Dale Watson and Sturgill Simpson, among others.

Bonnie’s composition of the modern folk opera “Billy Blythe”, about the childhood of Bill Clinton, previewed in New York, and has earned her the attention of publications such as The New Yorker, The Economist, The Huffington Post and the London Daily Telegraph. The opera had its official world premiere by Opera Ithaca in April 2016 in Ithaca, NY.