Claudia Williams performs Sept. 24 at the Wendy Marquis Art Gallery and Studio in Belgrade. PHOTO BY MARK MCCLURE/ANTENNA 4 MEDIA

Claudia Williams performs Sept. 24 at the Wendy Marquis Art Gallery and Studio in Belgrade. PHOTO BY MARK MCCLURE /ANTENNA 4 MEDIA

ANTENNA 4 MEDIA

Americana Art Nights continue with a performance by local musician Claudia Williams from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Wendy Marquis Art Gallery and Studio, located at 9 E. Main St. in downtown Belgrade.

Williams, also the lead singer of the western music band Montana Rose, has been singing in Big Sky Country since she got her first guitar at age 12. Williams tells the stories of life and love in the West in a style that embodies the spirit of Americana.

Williams’ sound is reminiscent of Patsy Cline, Joni Mitchell, Ella Fitzgerald and Emmy Lou Harris, all of whom she cites as early influences. She interprets standards by these legends with a sultry blend of folk, country and blues.

Having worked and recorded in Nashville for 25 years, Williams has eight recordings available worldwide, and songs playing on the radio in over 30 countries.

Tickets are available at Cactus Records and at the door. For more information, call (406) 599-7761.