Jackson Holte & The Highway Patrol are a Grammy-eligible rock and roll band from Missoula, MT, formed by several of the town’s greasiest bar-band veterans in 2017. Jackson Holte is a hard-nosed, soft-spoken folk-rock dirtbag who aspires only to possess the cathartic wit of John Prine and the biceps of Kris Kristofferson. The Highway Patrol are Brian Tremper on drums, Tyson Gerhardt on guitar, and Marko “The Midnight Shadow” Capoferi on bass; a band hotter than the furnaces of Nebuchadnezzer.
The band released their eponymous debut EP in September of 2018 and have since shared stages with local favorites like Quinlan Conley & the I-90 Blues, Laney Lou & the Bird Dogs, and The Hasslers, as well as national acts like Quaker City Night Hawks, Hellbound Glory, Ward Davis, Lost Dog Street Band, and Reckless Kelly. They were lauded by the town drunk as “the best band ever to play Virginia City.” The summer of 2019 finds the boys travelling far and wide to make music for people who still read band bios.