Bozeman, Montana

Since 2013, Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs have been forging a fresh and energetic sound in the northwest music scene. Their live show is highlighted by unbridled energy and punctuated by songs performed with fervor and rock 'n' roll swagger. The Bird Dogs push the envelope of what a traditional string band is generally described as by fusing folk songs with country, pop, and rock. They’ve been hitting the road hard for the last four years, sharing stages with the likes of Keb Mo', The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Corb Lund, Hayes Carll, The Mavericks, Wynonna Judd, Mark Chesnutt, Blitzen Trapper, The Lil’ Smokies, Lewi Longmire and many more. The Bird Dogs released a live self-titled studio album in 2016, recorded at Basecamp Studio in Bozeman. Their follow-up album, titled The Vigilante Session, was recorded live at a forest service cabin in the Tobacco Root mountains.

Born under the big sky in Bozeman, Montana, Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs consist of Matt Demarais on vocals/banjo, Ethan Demarais on bass, Lena (Laney) Schiffer on vocals/guitar, Brian Kassay on fiddle/mandolin, and Josh Moore on vocals/guitar.


2018 Bozeman Choice Award- 1st Place for best bluegrass band

2017 Bozeman Choice award- 1st place for best bluegrass band

2016 Bozeman Choice award- 2nd place for best bluegrass band

2015 Emerging artist contest winners- Red Ants Pants music festival



Red Ants Pants Music Festival 2015, 2016, White Sulphur Springs MT

Headwaters Country Jam 2016, Three Forks MT

Groovin' On 2017, Big Sky MT

Pine Creek Music Festival 2017, Paradise Valley MT

Beartooth Basecamp 2017, Red Lodge MT

Pinedale Soundcheck Series 2017, Pinedale WY

Alive @ Five 2017, Helena MT

Bluegrass in the Park 2017, Great Falls MT

Bozeman Bluegrass Festival 2014,2015,2016, Bozeman MT

Wildfest 2016, Great Falls MT

Summer Celebration 2016,2017, Fort Benton MT

Montana BBQ festival 2016,2017, Absarokee MT

Juniper Jam  2016, Enterprise OR

Bite of Bozeman 2014,2015, Bozeman MT