The Coffee House at Chestnut & Pine

The Coffee House at Chestnut & Pine opens early and stays up late. The cafe is a space for the community to gather in conversation. Enjoy our popular Open Mic Night every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. (signup at 6 p.m.) and live music on the weekends. We have a full menu of specialty sandwiches, flatbreads, small plates, and bakery items. Come in for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and enjoy quality coffee drinks from Anodyne Coffee Roasting Company in Milwaukee. 

M: 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. | T: 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. | W: 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. | Th: 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. | F: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. | Sa: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. | Su: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.  

Brandon Grafius
Jun
22
7:30 PM19:30

Brandon Grafius

 

Band Name: Brandon Grafius

City, State: Lansing, MI

Band BIO: The songs on Brandon Grafius’s second album, Highways and Backroads, all started with a place. It might have been the sky over Sleeping Bear Dunes, the flowing Manistee River, or the freeway from Chicago to Lansing, but all of the songs serve as meditations on our connections with place, what it means to travel from place to place, and why some places aren’t right for us while others feel like home.
Singer-songwriter Brandon Grafius has called mid-Michigan home for several decades, with an interlude in California. Bringing together a wealth of experience in writing and performing, the songs on Highways and Backroads explore the journey of a life, offering an intimate picture of the places that connect us to one another.
With intricately crafted metaphors (Grafius studied poetry out in California), and always meditating directly or indirectly on our connections with the spiritual (Grafius has a PhD in Hebrew Bible, and teaches at a seminary in Detroit), these songs speak to all of our journeys to find a place in the world. Featuring slyly memorable melodies and richly crafted instrumental textures, Highways and Backroads is an album of rich depths, but still invites the listener to participate in its warmth.
The father of two boys, ages ten and eight, Brandon lives in Holt, Michigan and has performed widely throughout Michigan and beyond. He’s shared the stage with artists such as Olivia Mainville and the Aquatic Troupe, Jared & the Mill, the Drunken Hearts, and Michigander. His intimate, finger-picked guitar style is reminiscent of Delta blues, traditional country, and folk, but fits comfortably within the modern musical landscape. And his mellow baritone voice, moving from a growl to a whisper and all the spaces in between, carries the contours and range of a great storyteller.
Highways and Backroads announces the arrival of an important voice on the scene of Michigan music, a songwriter offering challenges and hope for the times we live in.

Genre: Singer-songwriter, Americana

How did you hear about us? : Recommendation from Tom Gilding. I just finished an interview with Tom for WBSD's album spotlight; it should be airing this weekend. The first single from my album has been added to rotation at the station, with two more to follow soon.

Website: http://glgpub.com/11227

Video:

Facebook Band Page : http://www.facebook.com/brandongrafiusmusic

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Greg Milo
Jun
23
7:30 PM19:30

Greg Milo

Greg Milo

Indie/Alternative Acoustic

I desired to play guitar when I was about 7 or 8 years old. My mother took me to a music store and at that time, they didn't make guitars for little people. However, they thought a nice big accordion would be great. Not so much. Two weeks later-bye bye. No more oom pa pa oom pa pa. Fast forward to when I was about 12, I wanted to play trumpet. My dad said no. At 16 I saw my first concert, Dokken and Krokus. Guitarist George Lynch was too cool to say the least. During the time I ran away for a week, I went to Southgate Mall that had a music store. On the music store walls they had guitars :-)  I returned home after my plans to live on a farm up north were foiled. I begged, pleaded, and somehow convinced my mom to let me get a guitar. Well, I got one and my dad was not happy. Whatever.

Faster forward, literally it seems, and I still have that guitar. It is cracked, mutilated, chipped, painted, scalloped, rusty and dusty. And no, I do not play that one anymore.

Over the years I have come to love playing acoustic guitar. I enjoy the fact you can take them just about anywhere and not have to be plugged in to enjoy them. I still love electric and I am currently revisiting that with my lastest band lineup for Returning Forward.

That's all for now. Maybe I'll add more to this page in the future. If there is something you would like to know specifically, email me and I will try to answer as best and as timely as I can.

 

www.gregmilomusic.com

 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=v7XelbuKePU#

 

 

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Erin Rae Album Release Show
Jun
25
6:00 PM18:00

Erin Rae Album Release Show

“The new Erin Rae album is going to bewitch and enlighten the nation” 
- Ann Powers, NPR

“(Can’t Cut Loose) is a hauntingly honest folk song for the frank, modern mind.” 
- Marissa Moss, Rolling Stone

Join us for what promises to be a truly memorable evening at the Liars' Club, as we celebrate the release of Putting On Airs, the new album by Nashville indie singer-songwriter Erin Rae. Erin has appeared at the last two Tall Tales Music Festivals, and we're thrilled to be able to host her on the first leg of her album release tour. Come see Erin perform the songs that has the music world buzzing!

Doors Open at 6 p.m. Liars' Club bar will be open. Food available to order. 

TICKETS: $10 OR pay $20 and get a copy of the CD!! https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3415163

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John Stano
Jul
7
7:30 PM19:30

John Stano

Band Name: John Stano 

Genre; Blues/Folk/Americana

Description: Award winning singer/songwriter John Stano brings his unique brand of blues folk and Americana to The Coffee House. Guitar, Slide Guitar, Cigar Box Guitar, Harmonica and Vocals. Special Guests: Dennis Waltman on Dobro and Mark Russert on Keys/Accordion

Website and Video link: 

Note to soundman:  For me I will need a vocal mic and instrument mic and two D.I. s, one for an acoustic guitar and one for a drum stompbox.  I have my own D.I.s if that is easier and then will just need XLR cables.

My dobro player will bring his own condenser mic.

For the Accordion player one instrument mic. Not sure if he will use the piano or bring a keyboard. I'll get back to you on that.

One extra vocal mic for potential guest.

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Wattle & Daub
Jul
13
7:30 PM19:30

Wattle & Daub

Band Name: Wattle & Daub

 

Members: Tim and Susan Mocarski

 

Genre: Acoustic Folk/Americana

 

Description: When Wattle & Daub come to the stage, their genuine affection and humor are infectious. It's probably why, when they first started making music together in 2013, audiences thought they were married. Now that they are, singer/songwriters Tim and Susan Mocarski continue to get listeners involved in their songs. Whether it's Susan rolling her eyes at one of Tim's awkward chord changes or their knowing glances at each other during a love song, their goal is get their listeners involved in the music, and yes, that often means a hearty invitation to sing along with them.

 

Their first album, "Struggles and Love," was named among the top albums of 2017 by WICN Radio's "The Folk Revival."

 

"Wattle & Daub ... comes armed with a brace of bold, inventive, sometimes highly personal originals and choice covers that are equal part spirited and gritty, poignant and tender." -- Scott Engstrom, President of the Lake County Folk Club.

 

Website link: http://www.wattledaubmusic.com

 

Link to Video(s): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiwAz_Rqgc_gVCzFrtQ5fcA

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Kai Anderson
Jul
14
7:30 PM19:30

Kai Anderson

Genre

Roots Rock

Band Members

Kai Andersen - Vocals/Guitar
Patrick Greer - Vocals/Bass Guitar

Hometown

Wisconsin

About

Download our single "These Things" recorded at Elisha Ave Studio

https://kaiandersenandthepickups.bandcamp.com/releases

Biography

Independent musicians from Southeast Wisconsin. They have played New York, New Jersey, Amarillo and Austin Texas, Atlanta Georgia, Phoenix Arizona, Chicago, Milwaukee, all over the Midwest, etc.

 

Current Location

Southeast Wisconsin

Influences

Wilco, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Ryan Adams, Cars That Eat People, Tom Waits, The Rolling Stones, Weezer, U2, A Tribe Called Quest, Third Eye Blind, Robert ...See More

 

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Mark Dvorak with special guest $11 Supper
Aug
3
7:30 PM19:30

Mark Dvorak with special guest $11 Supper

 

Mark Dvorak with special guests "$11 Supper"

 

Members: 

Mark Dvorak solo. 

$11 Supper is Michelle Billingsley, Samantha K. Mills, Amanda Healan.

 

Genre: 

Americana, Folk, singer songwriter

 

Description: 

An evening of Americana, folk & original song. Chicago's "official troubadour" Mark Dvorak will perform songs from his upcoming CD. Special guests $11 Supper feature sparkling originals, three-part harmony and fresh arrangements that ride the rails from past to present.

 

Website link: 

MD: www.markdvorak.com 

$11: https://www.facebook.com/11DollarSupper/

 

Link to Video(s): 

MD: http://markdvorak.com/about-md/video.html

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Heidi Rickard
Sep
8
7:30 PM19:30

Heidi Rickard

Band Name:   Heidi Rickard

Members:  Jason Cash (synth, trombone),  Christian Anderson (drums),  Jordan Lewis (bass),  me (guitar),   

Description: Servin’ up entrees of fresh Pop Rock Utterances with healthy sides of joy and introspection.

Website link: https://heidirickard.com

 

Link to Video(s):    Here are 2 of my videos on my YouTube channel:   https://youtu.be/DMpjM436lLI,   https://youtu.be/SfmZAEkSC_Y

 

 

 

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Kai Andersen and the Pickups
Jun
16
7:30 PM19:30

Kai Andersen and the Pickups

Genre

Roots Rock

Band Members

Kai Andersen - Vocals/Guitar
Patrick Greer - Vocals/Bass Guitar

Hometown

Wisconsin

About

Download our single "These Things" recorded at Elisha Ave Studio

https://kaiandersenandthepickups.bandcamp.com/releases

Biography

Independent musicians from Southeast Wisconsin. They have played New York, New Jersey, Amarillo and Austin Texas, Atlanta Georgia, Phoenix Arizona, Chicago, Milwaukee, all over the Midwest, etc.

 

Current Location

Southeast Wisconsin

Influences

Wilco, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Ryan Adams, Cars That Eat People, Tom Waits, The Rolling Stones, Weezer, U2, A Tribe Called Quest, Third Eye Blind, Robert ...See More

 

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Kaia Fowler
Jun
9
7:30 PM19:30

Kaia Fowler

Band Name: Kaia Fowler

Members: Kaia Fowler

Genre: folk, blues, roots

Description: Kaia Fowler's music draws from the rich tradition of American folk, acoustic blues, and roots rock. Her sound blends powerfully resonant vocals reminiscent of singers like Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell with engaging guitar work that ranges from delicate finger picking to percussive strumming. Kaia took up guitar playing and songwriting at a young age, and, throughout her life, she has poured her observations on life's struggles, longings, joys, and sorrows into song. In concert, Kaia’s energy and authenticity invite listeners to enter into an experience that transcends the day-to-day, getting at the heart of human experience in the way only live music can.

Website link: http://www.kaiafowler.com

Link to Video(s): 

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1516498261738423&id=100001347926753

http://www.kaiafowler.com/video/

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Belle of the Fall
Jun
2
7:30 PM19:30

Belle of the Fall

Bio

"Acoustic folk duo Belle Of The Fall has proven that musical soul mates do in fact exist.” -Vents Magazine

“To say that Belle of the Fall lead singer, Julia Autumn Ford possesses the voice of an angel is beyond obvious. Soft, tender and raw all at once; Julia’s vocal delivery is light as a feather yet powerful enough to knock down an entire city block with one turn of a phrase. her partner in crime, bassist Tracy Walton rounds out Belle of the Fall’s folky yet modern sound. You will want to take note of this performance as it’s one of those 'I saw them when they were still playing bars' moments.” -Block Island Music Fest

Belle of the Fall is Tracy Walton and Julia Autumn Ford, an indie folk rock pop alternative americana duo from CT. 

Belle of the Fall met when Tracy produced Julia’s debut solo album in 2014 at his studio, On Deck Sound Studio. They spent the better part of the next year touring together as solo artists. Eventually they began to play on each others sets and sing harmonies together. In July of 2015,  Tracy and Julia wrestled with the idea of remaining separate solo artists or committing to a duo. They obviously chose the latter. Tracy’s weathered voice and upright bass seem to be built to compliment the world class vocals of Julia. Tracy owns On Deck Sound Studio in CT and Julia now works there in the videography department. In April of 2016, Belle of the Fall released their debut album; “Earthbound.”  23 states and 175 gigs later and they are about to release their second full length on April 6th, titled “Rise Up.”

Quick Facts:

2017 Critics Choice Award recipient: Richmond International Film and Music Festival

Belle of the Fall has a partnership with Taylor Guitars

In 2016 Belle of the Fall toured to SXSW to showcase with Telefunken Microphones

Belle of the Fall has been described as a modern day Simon and Garfunkel if Garfunkel was female and the shorter of the two. 

 

 

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Lara Bell
Jun
1
7:30 PM19:30

Lara Bell

Lara Bell

 

Genre: singer/songwriter

 

Lara Bell is an emerging  singer/songwriter who has been performing live shows for the past four years around the Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin area. She's an accomplished musician whose forte lies in feel good acoustic music. Her sets consist of her own poetically woven original songs and classic covers from the 50s-present day. Lara brings a freshness to the music industry with her romantic honesty; she has been writing for 6 years and finds tranquility in telling stories through her songs. Her vocals have been compared to those of Jewel and Corinne Bailey Rae by audience members at previous shows. She has plans for upcoming projects regarding an EP and produced music videos. Follow her YouTube page "Acoustic Lara" to see her musical happenings. 

 

www.youtube.com/c/acousticlara

 

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Morning House
May
26
7:30 PM19:30

Morning House

Band name: Morning House

Members: Jacob Derrick, Chase Letteney, Michael Gieron

Genre: Americana/Folk

Description: Morning House started in a cold little apartment on the Milwaukee River in the winter of 2017. Looking throughg frost covered windows in the early morning sun, founding member Jacob Derrick decided it was time to try and capture the essence of rustic Wisconsin winters and set out to venture into new territory, abandoning his solo, one man acoustic guitar project for a more layered and developed sound. The debut album, Oaks & Willows, is available on iTunes and at shows.

 

Website: morninghousemusic.wordpress.com

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Wilderland
May
19
7:30 AM07:30

Wilderland

 

Desription:  Wilderland is a band made up of family and friends playing music covering generations. From original music to covers by artists such as Neil Young, John Prine The Carter Family, Son Volt, Uncle Tupelo...and others. When performing, Wilderland presents a down home style that can get your feet to tapping and also bring on a tear or two.Whether it's a pounding rhythm or gentle picking, Wilderland is sure to keep you entertained. The band consists of Larry Mankowski and his brother Bob along with Dan Kennelly. Larry's son Andy sometimes joins in on backing vocals, and Jeff Smith on bass 

 

Website link: www.reverbnation.com/wilderland5

 

Link to Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EaUcc_Wd3k

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 WBSD presents Cindy Alexander and Ali Handal
May
18
7:30 PM19:30

WBSD presents Cindy Alexander and Ali Handal

Band Name: Cindy Alexander

Members: Cindy Alexander  (Performing as an acoustic duo with Ali Handal) 

Genre:  Singer-Songwriter/ Adult Alternative/ Americana 

Description: Award winning singer/songwriter Cindy Alexander has that rarest of talents: the ability to write from a personal place that touches universal emotions in all of us. Guitar World calls her "a fearlessly skilled songwriter, singer and artist in every sense of the word." Rootsy rock to alterna-pop - she's raw, authentic and straight from the heart.  Cindy's on tour supporting her latest release, the all acoustic "Nowhere to Hide" on Blue Élan Records.  

Website link: www.cindyalexander.com 
www.facebook.com/cindyalexander.music
Instagram and Twitter:  @

Link to Video(s): Here are the ones from my latest CD -

Passenger  https://youtu.be/XOw5GTXWIBA
Book of Love https://youtu.be/4jzTYz1L_lk  
Soul Quake https://youtu.be/cCJhmSSzYg8

About Ali Handal

“A triumph… From the first measure of the rocking “You Get What You Settle For,” you know you’re in good hands.”
~ Paul Zollo, American Songwriter Magazine

“Ali Handal’s reputation has centered around her big riffs, burning yet melodic solos, and huge voice”
~ Guitar Player Magazine

Chock full of cleverly crafted lyrics and catchy hooks, Handal doesn’t skimp in the killer guitar performance department.
~ Guitar World

“Handal is a devilishly witty songwriter whose guitar is as blue and gutsy as her lyrics.”
~ Vintage Guitar Magazine

Moved early on by wise and resilient women, singer/songwriter Ali Handal wore out Carole King’s Tapestry album. As a cat-obsessed six-year-old (some things never change), Ali honored her initial musical heroine by naming her very first kitten “Carole.” Over the years, the sweet melodies and lyrics penned by musical sages King, Dylan, Lennon and McCartney captivated her. She had an epiphany when, as a teenager, she heard Led Zeppelin for the first time. Completely mesmerized by Jimmy Page’s seductive guitar riffs, Ali quit her piano lessons to pick up the guitar.

Now based in Los Angeles, Ali unleashes sultry, groove-filled songs upon live audiences, setting the stage ablaze with fiery guitar passages and soulful lyrics delivered by her powerhouse voice. She holds her own among the ranks of fierce female performing songwriters like ani difranco and formidable guitarists such as Jimmy Page. Music Connection magazine describes her as “earthy, natural, real and loaded with talent…a singer/songwriter with something to say… a gifted artist who brings insight and intelligence to her art.” When asked about her music and stage presence, fans simply say “badass.”

Ali’s songs have been featured in numerous films and hit shows like Sex and the City, Dawson’s Creek and iCarly. She’s toured Australia, Japan and beyond, provided backing vocals for Neil Young, and shared the stage with songwriting legend Paul Williams as his featured vocalist. Also a published author, Ali penned Guitar for Girls (Hal Leonard), an exceptional guitar method book & CD brimming with advice for aspiring female musicians, as well as encouraging quotes and remarkable songs from female songwriters in all genres.

Ali’s fourth full-length album, produced by four-time Grammy Award winner Seth Horan and released by Red Parlor Records, is a rockin’ collection of songs embodying the strength and sense of humor necessary to thrive as a woman in the 21st century. Cheeky songs like “I Love My Pussy.cat” and “Thank God For Birth Control” tap into her natural sass, while others, including “You Get What You Settle For” and “Better Man,” are chock full of an older sister’s tough love and the wisdom Ali has gained as she’s evolved as an artist and a woman.

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New Beginnings Band
May
12
7:30 PM19:30

New Beginnings Band

Band Name: The New Beginnings Band
Members: Phil Peters (Lead Guitar and vocal) Elmer Sparks (Lead Guitar and vocal  Dennis Potter (Bass)  Al Varacins (Mandolin)

Genre: Mix of classic country, old rock, blues and a little bluegrass

Phil Peters

Lead Guitar and Vocals

Phil started playing guitar in church at 8 years of age. He likes playing classic country, 60’s rock n’roll, bluegrass and gospel. He started joining bluegrass jams 4 years ago.  On Valentine’s Day 2017 he joined The New Beginnings Band.

Elmer Sparks

Lead Guitar and Vocals

Elmer’s feels privileged to be a part of the music community for many years. Guitar has always been his personal instrument of choice.  It compliments a deep and abiding appreciation for many genres of music.  He finds moments where driving rock grabs his ears. Other moments equally punctuated by contemplative classic country, gospel, bluegrass and blues.  Elmer’s association with The New Beginnings Band is an outgrowth of a desire to play music with some wonderful friends and to share the experience with others.  It is a privilege he doesn’t take lightly and hopefully it’s an enrichment to others as well! 

Dennis Potter

Bass

Dennis plays both electric (Fender) bass and acoustic bass guitar.  He likes many different styles of music from the southern rock of the Allman Brothers to Eric Clapton’s blues, vintage country and American bluegrass.  Playing bass with The New Beginnings Band is a treat, as we do play a wide variety of music and our talents seem to meld together well.

Al Varacins

Mandolin

After many years of being a research engineer, project engineer and sports car racer, Al decided he needed a somewhat milder activity to invest his time in.  So 6 years ago he started learning how to play the mandolin.  He now plays at many local jams and is enjoying playing with The New Beginnings Band.

 

 

New Beginnings Band plays an eclectic mix of classic country, rock, blues and bluegrass.  They play songs the audience will immediately recognize and bring back fond memories from happy times in their lives.

 

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Well-Known Strangers
May
11
7:30 PM19:30

Well-Known Strangers

Band Name: 

Well-Known Strangers

 

Members:

Betsy Ade - Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar

Joe Adamek - Rhythm Guitar

Sacia Jerome - Cellist, Background Vocals

Theodore Koth - Lead Guitarist, Background Vocals

John Kulas - Bass Guitar

Roger Gower Jr - Drums / Percussion

 

Genre:

Indie-Rock. Adult Album Alternative radio format. 

 

Description:

Cello-infused, indie-alt-rock band from SE Wisconsin. Newest single "Splinter" in rotation on radio stations around the country.

 

Website Link:

http://wellknownstrangers.com

 

Link to Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vM9sVFPs44&index=2&list=PLpbOT4KnuiSsfwGJioINQ8bRBeorOS_Or

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Mike Wheeler and Genevieve Hayward
May
5
7:30 PM19:30

Mike Wheeler and Genevieve Hayward

Band Name: Mike Wheeler and Genevieve Heyward 

Members: Mike Wheeler and Genevieve Heyward 

Genre: Americana/Folk 

Description: 

Mike Wheeler honed his vocal and singing chops playing in bluegrass and americana bands, touring nationally and abroad over the past decade with Gold Town (VT), Crying Wolf (GA), and The Hardcore Grass (TN). He has collaborated with members of James Brown Band, Pokey LaFarge, Hackensaw Boys, and Peter Rowan band, and has showcased at IBMA: World of Bluegrass (2016) & Folk Alliance International (2017/18), testifying to his diversity and chops as a singer and guitarist. After releasing a solo EP in 2017, he got right to work on his debut full-length album with Grammy-winning engineer, Rob Eaton.

Genevieve Heyward has been a rising musical star in her home state of Wisconsin for a few years going. Studied in voice, piano, and a heavyweight songwriter in her own right, Genevieve released her debut album in 2017, and tours the festival/venue circuit solo, as well as with a full electric band. In the duo setting, Wheeler & Genevieve gravitate towards Western Americana & Folk songs; alternating harmony-rich acoustic numbers with twangy electric ones, the pair deepen one another's respective originals, co-written tales, and choice cuts from the American songbook. Fresh off of tours of the Midwest & Southeast, Mike & Genevieve are sharpening their collaborative efforts with plans to finish a debut EP in 2018 while maintaining their active solo careers.

 

Website link: genevieveheyward.commike-wheeler.net 

 

Link to Video(s): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3U0xcBG__os

 

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Mike Edel with “Hometown Boy” Eric Erickson
May
4
7:00 PM19:00

Mike Edel with “Hometown Boy” Eric Erickson

Band Name: Mike Edel

Members: Mike Edel, Brenon Parry, Jeremy Buller

Genre: Canadian Indie-Folk-Rock

Description: Mike Edel as heard on 89.1FM WBSD Indie-Folk Rock from Canada

Website link: www.mikeedel.com

Link to Video(s): www.mikeedel.com/live-videos/

Often something great insists on taking it’s time. Negotiating change and the great dream of crossing the next threshold ask the questions; What am I leaving? and, What comes next?

Mike Edel now knows what is next. His indie-rock singer-songwriter lean isn’t tired or sad, it packs a punch and some synth’s while his songs will probably hit your soul even harder than before.

After touring extensively in the US and Canada, playing shows with Serena Ryder, Said The Whale and Foy Vance, Edel spent over a year writing and recording in the studio and has emerged with his finest works to date. Edel has teamed up with producer Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie, Tegan and Sara, Gord Downie) for his latest album, set to be released in 2018.

Edel’s newest single ‘Finish Line’ and accompanying video are proof that he has been working tirelessly behind the scenes for some time and his listeners have much to be excited for. His music has been in rotation on CBC Radio 2, AAA Radio across the US, Sirius XM The Loft and also has amassed over 1.28M plays on Spotify. Edel is an avid walker, hockey fan, producer and he’ll probably be your friend.

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Joe Sena
Apr
27
7:30 PM19:30

Joe Sena

I am a 28 singer-songwriter, acoustic musician that sings a range from the blues, country, jazz, soul acoustic covers,

 This set at the Coffee House is more of a continuation of a journey through musical development. 

I have a hand pick selection of songs building a repertoire that is constantly changing and growing.

I believe music is influential yo the discovery of self . Building a style complete a mastery of voice and guitar.

 

 Whether it is covers or songs Ive written

 I am very grateful to have the opportunity to perform at The Coffee House.

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Wilderland
Apr
14
7:30 PM19:30

Wilderland

 

Desription:  Wilderland is a band made up of family and friends playing music covering generations. From original music to covers by artists such as Neil Young, John Prine The Carter Family, Son Volt, Uncle Tupelo...and others. When performing, Wilderland presents a down home style that can get your feet to tapping and also bring on a tear or two.Whether it's a pounding rhythm or gentle picking, Wilderland is sure to keep you entertained. The band consists of Larry Mankowski and his brother Bob along with Dan Kennelly. Larry's son Andy sometimes joins in on backing vocals, and Jeff Smith on bass 

 

Website link: www.reverbnation.com/wilderland5

 

Link to Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EaUcc_Wd3k

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Lucas Ray
Apr
13
7:30 PM19:30

Lucas Ray

 

Band Name: 

Lucas Ray

 

Members:

Lucas Ray

 

Genre: 

Folk Rock

 

Description:

I have been playing shows in and around Milwaukee for a few years. I mostly play modern (and a few classic) folk artists (Father John Misty, Sufjan StevensRay LaMontagneNeil YoungFleet Foxes, etc.), as well as a few random 80's pop songs. Occasionally I'll be lucky enough to feature Mike Baas on drums, but more often I perform alone. 

 

Website link: 

Website in the works....

 

Link to Video(s):

https://soundcloud.com/lucas-ray-929708951/futile-devices-cover-sufjan-stevens

https://soundcloud.com/lucas-ray-929708951/ballad-of-the-dying-man-cover-father-john-misty

https://soundcloud.com/lucas-ray-929708951/call-it-dreaming-cover-iron-wine

 

Artist/Band Photo: Please attach to email 

Attached (Artist Photo,jpg)

 

And special requests or notes for our sound man: 

None

 

Event Photos Attached (2)

Thanks so much!

Lucas

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The Belle Weather
Apr
7
7:30 PM19:30

The Belle Weather

The Belle Weather is a hurricane.


We are acoustic guitars, stories, and melody. We are the resonant, pounding beat of a kick drum, the deep pulse of a bass guitar, and the siren's wail of an over-driven tube amp. We are open fields and skyscrapers - equal parts modern folk and alternative rock - a fusion of inspired anthems and the art of simple storytelling.  

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WBSD presents Ken Yates with special guest Eric Erickson
Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

WBSD presents Ken Yates with special guest Eric Erickson

Band Name: Ken Yates

 

Members: 1

 

Genre: Singer/Songwriter

 

Description: A 2017 winner of two Canadian Folk Music Awards for Songwriter of the Year and New Artist of the Year, Ken Yates has steadily grown a reputation as one of the country’s brightest singer/songwriters. His sound offers the complete package—unforgettable melodies, emotionally charged storytelling, and top-notch guitar chops—all gloriously displayed on Yates’ new album, Huntsville. Produced by Jim Bryson (Weakerthans, Kathleen Edwards), Yates’ second full-length effort is a major stylistic step forward, with its 11 tracks capturing his artistic evolution amid extensive touring over the past three years. “Keep Your Head Down,” with its subtle, driving groove, opens the album like a train pulling out at dawn, with vast, open vistas lying ahead. Those come into focus on other key tracks such as “Huntsville,” and “Roll Me On Home”.  Yet, everywhere on the album, echoes of the Canadian songwriting tradition, from Gordon Lightfoot to Bruce Cockburn to Ron Sexsmith, are apparent, proving that with Huntsville, Ken Yates is ready to join that exalted company. A native of London, Ontario (a few hours’ drive south of the actual Huntsville), Yates studied at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. His first release, The Backseat EP, came out in 2011, followed by his full-length debut, twenty-three in 2013. One track on that album caught the ear of fellow Berklee alum John Mayer, who commented in a lengthy blog post, “Ken Yates wrote a song called ‘I Don’t Wanna Fall In Love.’ This song moved me when I first heard it, and it still does today.”

 

Website link: www.kenyates.com

 

Link to Video(s): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ut6yUokLCnA

 

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Morning House
Mar
30
7:30 PM19:30

Morning House

Band name: Morning House

Members: Jacob Derrick, Chase Letteney, Michael Gieron

Genre: Americana/Folk

Description: Morning House started in a cold little apartment on the Milwaukee River in the winter of 2017. Looking throughg frost covered windows in the early morning sun, founding member Jacob Derrick decided it was time to try and capture the essence of rustic Wisconsin winters and set out to venture into new territory, abandoning his solo, one man acoustic guitar project for a more layered and developed sound. The debut album, Oaks & Willows, is available on iTunes and at shows.

 

Website: morninghousemusic.wordpress.com

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HALEY KLINKHAMMER
Mar
24
7:30 PM19:30

HALEY KLINKHAMMER

Band Name: Haley Klinkhammer

 

Members: Haley Klinkhammer

 

Genre: Singer/Songwriter or Acoustic Pop I suppose.

 

Description: Haley is an independent singer/songwriter from Kenosha, Wisconsin.  Her performances consist of just her voice and her guitar—sometimes a ukulele.  She enjoys writing her own music as well as performing covers of some of the popular music that’s out there.

 

Website link: http://www.haley-klinkhammer.com

 

Link to Videos: http://www.youtube.com/haleybop5726

 

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KR Bluegrass
Mar
23
7:30 PM19:30

KR Bluegrass

Band Name: KR Bluegrass

 

Members: Rose Seeger, Kathy Dahl, Mike Greylak, Marlis Petrovic

 

Genre: Old Time Bluegrass

Description:  KR Bluegrass is a group of musicians from southeastern Wisconsin. The band members were regulars at weekly jams where friendships  developed because of their mutual love of old time gospel and bluegrass music. Our music is influenced by the Stanley Brothers, Carter and Cox families and Ricky Skaggs. 

Their style is simple and true with the  close harmonies of Rose and Kathy and the "Earl Scrugg" style banjo playing of Mike.

 

 

Website link: www.krbluegrass.com

 

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KAI ANDERSON
Mar
10
7:30 PM19:30

KAI ANDERSON

Genre

Roots Rock 

 

Band Members

Kai Andersen - Vocals/Guitar
Patrick Greer - Vocals/Bass Guitar

 

Hometown

Wisconsin

 

About

Download our single "These Things" recorded at Elisha Ave Studio

https://kaiandersenandthepickups.bandcamp.com/releases

 

Biography

Independent musicians from Southeast Wisconsin. They have played New York, New Jersey, Amarillo and Austin Texas, Atlanta Georgia, Phoenix Arizona, Chicago, Milwaukee, all over the Midwest, etc.

 

Current Location

Southeast Wisconsin

 

Influences

Wilco, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Ryan Adams, Cars That Eat People, Tom Waits, The Rolling Stones, Weezer, U2, A Tribe Called Quest, Third Eye Blind, Robert ...See More

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Wait for Morning
Mar
3
7:30 PM19:30

Wait for Morning

Wait For Morning is an acoustic band that covers current and 90’s pop/rock hits. Formed in 2012, the band features members Dan Williams, Caleb Widmer, and Brian Canright. With a unique blend of pop/rock and singer/songwriter vocals, Wait For Morning combines acoustic and electric guitar along with drums/hand percussion for creative and energetic versions of top radio hits.

 

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Joe Sena
Mar
2
7:30 PM19:30

Joe Sena

I am a 28 singer-songwriter, acoustic musician that sings a range from the blues, country, jazz, soul acoustic covers,

 This set at the Coffee House is more of a continuation of a journey through musical development. 

I have a hand pick selection of songs building a repertoire that is constantly changing and growing.

I believe music is influential yo the discovery of self . Building a style complete a mastery of voice and guitar.

 

 Whether it is covers or songs Ive written

 I am very grateful to have the opportunity to perform at The Coffee House.

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