Saturday, July 29th • 1:00pm • Side Stage
Izaak Opatz has been writing and performing songs for the last ten years in Montana, Nashville, and Los Angeles.
The Best Westerns, a Missoula band Opatz has fronted for the last six years, released two records and won a loyal following across Montana for their spirited live show and original sound of jazz-, punk-, and soul-inflected country tunes, all written by Opatz.
Izaak has shared the stage with Jackson Browne, James McMurtry, Jonny Fritz, and Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes).
“I Love Leaving”, a song he co-wrote with Jonny Fritz and Robert Ellis, appeared on Fritz’s most recent release Sweet Creep (ATO Records), which was ranked #14 on Rolling Stone’s ‘Best Country Albums of 2016.’
Opatz released his debut solo album Mariachi Static in February 2017. Mariachi Static was recorded in Los Angeles with Malachi DeLorenzo (Langhorne Slim and the Law) and features 11 catchy new songs by Opatz.
Official Website: izaakopatz.com/