Remember ‘The Missoula Song’? Maybe Jewel Sings it This Summer
Listening to "The Missoula Song" 14 years later is like wrapping up in your favorite comfy blanket while visiting your mom's house. In two-and-a-half minutes, Jewel reminded us of all the great icons that made the Garden City something very, very special.
But listening also makes you wistful for the Missoula of more than a decade ago, when houses were still affordable, traffic wasn't bad all day long, and you could put on your Griz gear and order cheesy fries at your choice of Hoagieville locations. (Listen below and see if I'm wrong).
Yet we're still so excited to hear her sweet voice in concert here again this summer, and hoping she takes us back to those carefree days.
Two of the best female artists of the past 30-years on one stage
Jewel and powerhouse rocker Melissa Etheridge are teaming up on tour this summer, and making a stop at the Kettlehouse Amphitheater on July 11th. They've won a lot of hardware over the years, from Grammy Awards to Academy Awards, Billboard Magazine awards, and MTV Video Music Awards.
Etheridge has multiple platinum albums to her credit, and Jewel's 1995 debut Pieces of You is still a familiar landmark of the female singer-songwriter vibe of the '90s.
But it was "The Missoula Song" which touched our hearts
On June 22, 2010, Jewel played at the Wilma Theater and thrilled the audience with "The Missoula Song", one of a line of city songs she would write the day of a show and then perform as a special treat that night. Posted by "EmilieEDA", the song became an instant Missoula fan favorite, racking up 127,000 views, which was quite an accomplishment in those days.
"Do you do you wanna wanna wanna do you do you Come on with me the City of Missoula
Where the moutain air will surely clear your mind
Do you do you wanna wanna wanna do you do you Come with me to the City of Missoula On a summer day the Clark Fork River is gonna cool you in Missoula" -Jewel, 2010
The song hit a special note with viewers, many of whom said it brought them to tears, making many of them miss "Zoo Town" and want to return.
The pre-sale starts Thursday morning and you can pre-register at logjam presents.com with the regular sale opening at 10 am Friday. Tickets will also be available at the Top Hat box office. Be listening to Daybreak with Dennis for a chance to call in and win tickets, or have your app ready for the keyword Denny Bedard will announce on Thursday afternoon.
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