The Independent is THE PLACE TO BE for the Christmas Stroll! Our outdoor bar will be open, serving signature cocktails made with Bozeman Spirits. Join us for live music by The Dead and Down.
The Dead & Down is a gang of space cowboys waging holy war against silence and overpriced breakfast. The band envelopes the thoughtful and inscrutable songwriting of Taylor Burlage in a blanket of sound descended from outlaw country, psych rock, and a few too many beers. The dead & down will take you on a journey; moments of psychedelia and pure, unadulterated rock and roll balanced with a classic country feel.
Formerly known as Not James Taylor, the Dead & Down was started as a duo project between songwriter Taylor Burlage and guitarist James Burne. After a year of gigging they amassed a solid local following in their hometown of Bozeman, Montana. Through a series of chance mishaps and lucky breaks they added Josh Higginbottom on drums, Matt Angelo on keys, and Dave Efries on bass to create a truly Montanan sound that combines elements of country, rock, and psychedelic music.