“Montana’s Troubador,” Jack Gladstone, will appear in concert at 7 pm, Friday, June 11, at Riverfront Park in Libby, Montana, courtesy the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness.
Gladstone is a Native “PoetSinger” and lecturer from the Blackfeet Indian Nation of Montana. Regarded as a cultural bridge builder, he delivers programs nationally on American Indian mythology and history. In a career spanning two decades, Jack has produced fifteen critically acclaimed CD’s. In 1985, Jack co-founded “Native America Speaks”, an award-winning lecture series for Glacier National Park.
A former college instructor, Jack has been featured on both the Travel Channel and in USA Today magazine. Honored as a modern day warrior and bridge builder, he holds a Human Rights Award for Outstanding Community Service from Montana State University. Since 1997, Jack Gladstone has collaborated with Lloyd Maines, Grammy winning producer of the Dixie Chicks. He was also a key tribal voice providing alternate perspectives of the Lewis and Clark expedition during the recent bicentennial commemoration. In 2004, Jack narrated the Telly award winning Lewis and Clark film Confluence of Time and Courage.
In 2008, 2007 and 2006, Gladstone headlined programs at the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indians in Washington D.C. In the fall of 2008, Jack travelled as Montana’s spokesperson and troubadour for the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree.
The concert on Friday night is free and open to the public.