Blackfoot River Brewing Company

Live in the Taproom: John Floridis

Sunday, June 16th - 5:00 pm

John Floridis, Missoula, Montana based guitarist, singer-songwriter and composer has been a resident in the “Big Sky” state since 1993 having moved there from the strong shouldered, down-but-never-out city of Cleveland, Ohio. He has released 7 recordings mixing bluesy, folk-rock vocal tunes with adventurous solo acoustic guitar compositions including two very popular winter themed recordings “December’s Quiet Joy” and “The Peaceful Season.” His most recent recording is “Live From 11th and Grant”, the soundtrack from his Northwest Emmy Award winning performance for the Montana PBS program of the same name. The recording features drummer Ed Stalling and bassist John Sporman who combine with Floridis to form the John Floridis Trio.

John has been named Missoula’s best musician by the Missoula Independent and remains a consistent finalist in that category. He has performed for over two decades at numerous concert series, festivals and music clubs in the Western region. He has shared the stage with artists as diverse as Shawn Colvin, Derek Trucks, Patty Griffin, Richard Thompson, Emmylou Harris, Bruce Cockburn, Kelly Joe Phelps, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Patty Larkin.

John is also the producer and host of Musician’s Spotlight for Montana Public Radio which has been named winner of the Montana Broadcasters Award for Best Non-Commercial Program

Prior to his full time career in music, John worked with emotionally troubled youth as a registered music therapist and clinical social worker both in Ohio and Montana.

On Tap Today

On The Beer Engine This Week

Wednesday, May 22nd - Experimental E-trail

E-trail Pale Ale dry-hopped with 4 experimental hop varieties. Look for tropical fruits, orange, vanilla and pine.

Friday, May 24th - IPA with Mandarina Bavaria hops & oranges

Singlemalt IPA conditioned on fresh orange juice and zest, dry-hopped with Mandarina Bavaria hops. Mandarina Bavaria hops are a German variety that lend tangerine and citrus aromas.

Wednesday, May 29th - Mosaic & Simcoe dry-hopped IPA

Singlemalt IPA dry-hopped with Mosaic & Simcoe hops. Released in 2012, Mosiac hops have become a high-demand aroma hop for its fresh pine, mango, blueberry and citrus aromas. Simcoe imparts bright citrus flavors with earthy undertones, aromas of grapefruit, pine and herbs.

Friday, May 31st - MMM IPA

Singlemalt IPA with fresh Mangoes, Motueka & Mosaic Hops! MMM! Released in 2012, Mosiac hops have become a high-demand aroma hop for its fresh pine, mango, blueberry and citrus aromas. Motueka is New Zealand hop in high demand for its zesty lime, lemon, and fresh tropical fruit aromas.