Welcome to Louie Bond Music
and Western Union Swing Band
In the tradition of famous country guitar players like Hank Garland and James Burton, Louie Bond is considered one of Montana’s best country/rock/blues guitarists. He is also a gifted singer/songwriter performing and publishing many of his originals.
He was born in Miami, Oklahoma, and began playing guitar in 1965 at age 16. Read More
Playing gigs locally in Western Montana 5 nights a week continually for many years Louie has played regularly with Country Boogie Boys, Haywire, Monte Monroe, and many other bands as lead guitarist and vocalist. After a recording date in 1998 for a TV ad with Hoyt Axton Louie became Hoyt’s personal guitarist helping the retired songwriter/performer co-write several of his last songs before Hoyt’s passing in 1999. Louie was the cover feature story in the June 2013 issue of Missoula’s award-winning weekly The Independent as “arguably Missoula, Montana’s best guitarist” as well as a front-page feature in the Missoulian July 2019.
Louie plays in several band configurations (duo/quartet) all fronted by his smooth vocals and tasteful guitar work that is perfect for listening or dancing. His 6 piece band Texas swing band” Western Union ” (band members consist 3 of Montana’s Big Sky Mudflaps-David Horgan/steel, Beth Lo/bass, and Rich Brickman/drums; Montana’s stellar jazz and country guitarist DR Halsell rounded out by jazz/swing/county vocalist and rhythm guitar player Kimberlee Carlson) was the only Montana band chosen for the international Montana Folk Festival 2016. Louie and Western Union have opened for Marty Stewart and Hot Rize as well as played, fairs, rodeos city festivals. Louie and Kimberlee have had a residency at the River Edge Resort in Alberton, MT for the last 8 years from June to September plus perform all around Western Montana.
Western Union Swing band exciting news! We are opening for the Steep Canyon Rangers for the Bitterroot Performing Arts Summer series July8, 2023!
Western Union Swing Band at the Montana State Capitol
Montana Arts Council
Dec. 1, 2022
We are excited to announce our song from our album of the same name “She’ll Get You” was chosen to appear in the January 2019 Netflix TV Original “Juanita” starring Alfre Woodard!
Thank you Shake A Leg Productions for having us!
Also, check out Louie’s front-page profile from 7/22/2019 Missoulian!