Black Paw Music was founded in 1978 as a music publishing company and recording label. BPM represents a variety of Montana’s finest live entertainment artists.
Adaptable to virtually any venue, any audience, any occasion.
Customized shows – our specialty!
Bookings handled on a per-case basis. We make it as easy as pie!
Immediate staging equipment
Customized step-by-step promotion packet
Workshops and assemblies available
Performance venue, staging area 10’ X 10’ min. (preferably raised)
House, usher, promotional personnel
Tuned piano on site (some acts)
Fees depend on such variables as: Mileage, Amenities provided (accommodations, our equipment or yours, etc.)
Sponsoring organization / Cause
Here’s the basic lineup:
In a career that’s spanned five decades, Neal’s musical roots have taught him two things: The power of a good story cannot be ignored, and music is a mighty teaching tool. And never take yourself too seriously. Ok, three things.
Reminiscent of the ‘70’s coffee house era where he cut his musical teeth, he has entertained, educated and inspired with music of virtually every genre, from folk and western, blues and jazz, rock and pop, standards, classical, country, ethnic, show tunes and hundreds of originals. Neal’s albums enjoyed international distribution long before the days of Internet marketing.
Standard entertainment for any occasion, Neal comes as one man, one guitar, one thousand songs. The Portland Oregonian called Neal in concert “Sheer poetry… not to be missed.”
Also available is a series of 1-man music/history shows. 1-hour shows illuminate specific events and/or individuals in western history with traditional and original folk music, legend, lore, lies and a few laughs. Popular shows include
Singing the Westward Legacy – Folk Music and the Opening of the West
Meagher of the Sword – Irish Rebel to Montana’s First Governor
In-Laws and Outlaws – Mean Men, Worse Women, Tough Times
Gary Cooper – First, Last and Always
Missouri River Melody – All Aboard the Mighty Mo
New shows are being added all the time, so check for availability!
The Montana ShamRockers
American-made celtic music. Vocally-driven Irish quartet captivates with a unique brand of musicianship and humor. Traditional and original Celtic tunes, from toe-tappers to hanky-soakers, have graced venues from schools and churches to brewpubs to international festivals and Highland Games all the way to Ireland.
Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange calls them, “Bogglingly infectious and heartening… a revelation!” Have opened for Men of Worth and the 2012 Irish Music Award winners, The Dublin City Ramblers, who exclaimed, “You lads are fantastic!”
With four acclaimed albums, the lads also offer a variety of full shows, including Celtic Christmas – A holiday grab bag of surprises No Irish Needed – A stirring tribute to all our veterans Christmas With Lewis & Clark – Music from the Ultimate Road Trip
Black Paw Music
Real Baby Boomer boys present a fast-paced mix of music and humor from the Boomer era (1946-64) in 4-part harmony. Perfect for class reunions, nostalgia tributes, fund raisers, conventions, car shows – you name it. Truman was President but Elvis was King!
Musical duo presents 300 years of beloved folk music from around the world just the way you remember it. History, a bit of humor and smooth vocals. Why, the boys might even stroll by your table and serenade you, if you don’t mind a little good-natured ribbing. Perfect for any occasion where exquisite music is called for!
Tuxes! Evening dresses! Singing! Dancing! Comedy! A very formal trio spins you through classic standard music and humor in a 1930’s radio floor show format.
WE also offer a variety of full-length stage shows including:
Three Voices – A sophisticated tribute to the life and times of Gary Cooper, Jeannette Rankin and Nat King Cole
Murder at the Howard Johnson’s – Clark and Bobrick’s ultimate mid-life comedy!
Tryst – Taut British thriller
AND Musical Revues on any conceivable subject. Give us a theme and a time frame and let us craft a show just for you!