(this piece was published by Planet Jackson Hole)
An ole modern traditionalist, Cody-native and classic country crooner Luke Bell has been on a national tear as of late. Briefly schooled in Laramie, then propelled to Austin before landing in Nashville, Bell just received a major shoutout from Rolling Stone as one of the “25 Must See Acts” of the CMA Music Festival in Nashville. His music is a nod to 70’s honkytonk adorned with heart-felt depictions of cowboy culture and hard workin’ folks, all backed by a damn good country band. Don’t sleep on this chance to see a rising star brought up in the Square State. Opening the show is Dubois-based Jess Camilla O’Neal & The Neversweat Players. The quartet blends Western, country and Americana into a genuine Wyoming blend of rural story songs. Teton County Fair presents Luke Bell with Jess Camilla O’Neal & The Neversweat Players, 6 p.m. Friday at Heritage Arena. All-ages. Free.