Tim Montana

First Fleet Concerts Presents:

Tim Montana

Jesse Allen

Thu, January 18, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


Des Moines, IA

$10.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

Tim Montana
Tim Montana
It’s easy to see why Montana’s music connects with so many people far and wide.
Dubbed as one of Rolling Stone’s “Artists You Need to Know,” his musical influencers
range from Merle Haggard to Guns N’ Roses. Montana’s passion for music has not
gone unnoticed by his fellow musicians. “Tim is the real deal. He’s a little bit country
with lots of hard rocks — or maybe he’s a rocker in touch with some serious country
roots,” says ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons.
Tim grew up in Butte, MT in a household that did not support his musical career. He
quickly learned if he wanted to make a reality of out his passion to sing and play guitar,
he had to escape Big Sky Country. He packed his bags and made his way to the heart
of country music, Nashville, TN.
Soon after living in Nashville, a rodeo performance caught the attention of David
Letterman. David was so impressed by Tim’s music, he personally invited Tim to
perform on The Late Show with David Letterman.
Montana continued to write and record which earned him a worldwide publishing deal
with the Spirit Music Group. This led to an introduction with ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons. The
two of them collaborated on multiple different tracks including, “This Beard Came Here
to Party” which was the anthem for the Nashville Predator’s 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Tim followed up with writing on Kid Rock’s current single, “Tennessee Mountain Top”
and “Greatest Show On Earth” as well as Mac McAnally’s current hit, “Amarula Sun.”
In September 2017, Tim released his single, “Hillbilly Rich.” Rolling Stone called the
song an, “an ode to fantasies about telling off your boss, making it rain, and having
everything all at once.” Shortly after the song was released, Tim performed the single
live on Fox & Friends.
Jesse Allen
Jesse Allen
A gritty, battle tested, unique modern country voice combined with immense songwriting talent and a
live show that is must-see; that’s how to best describe country newcomer Jesse Allen. The 27 year
old Iowa native has spent years perfecting his craft in small town bars, backyard parties and
really…..anywhere people would stop and listen, to turn it into what it is today……a sound all his own.
Jesse started singing at the age of three in his parents living room to songs from some of his heroes
like George Strait, Garth Brooks, Collin Raye, Joe Diffie and many more. He would take that singing
talent to his parents bar in the small town of Marble Rock, IA on weekends and sing karaoke for the
patrons. Eventually, a guitar was added to the mix and the rest was history.
For someone who is doing it all on their own, Jesse has accomplished a lot in a short amount of time.
He has appeared with artists such as Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, Alan Jackson,
Thomas Rhett, Jake Owen, Rascal Flatts, Sam Hunt, Chris Young, Granger Smith, Jana Kramer and
countless others over the past two years. Now, Jesse is preparing to head into the studio in Nashville,
TN to record his debut EP which is set for a release in early 2018.
But for Jesse, it’s all about the chance to share his talent with others:
“I am blessed to get to do something I love and play music for a living. Getting to share my God given
talent with people is truly humbling. No matter what happens in the future, I’ll always know that
someone out there is listening. And I’ll know that someone out there enjoys what I do. For me, that’s
all I could ever ask for.” –JA
Venue Information:
504 E. Locust St,
Des Moines, IA, 50309