Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.
The group takes its name from a ghost town in rural Montana, once connected to civilization only by the Montana Trail during the gold rush. “We liked the idea of giving new life to a place that was probably otherwise unreferenced in popular culture,” Benny Friedman told The Daily Trojan. The town’s legacy is Bannack Days, where on the third weekend in July, people re-enact the lives of miners and townsfolk as if it were still boom times. For all intents and purposes, the band makes it Bannack Days everyday, celebrating life and love through new Americana stylings.