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.  

Dec
14
7:30 PM19:30

Mark Dvorak and John Stano

John Stano performs original Folk, Blues and Americana on acoustic, and National steel slide guitar with strong, expressive vocals and rack harmonica. John was nominated for a 2016 Wisconsin Area Music Industry Award (WAMI) for Folk and in 2015 for Singer Songwriter of the Year and won the ‘Wisconsin Singer Songwriter Series Songwriter of the Year’ award. He was also a ‘Big Top Chautauqua Songwriter of the Year’ national finalist and represented Wisconsin in the solo/duo category at The International Blues Challenge held on historic Beale Street in Memphis. His songs ‘From A Rusty Cadillac’ and ‘Pontiac’s No More’ were featured on NPR’s ‘Car Talk.’  He also wrote and performed the soundtrack for a documentary on Wisconsin’s role in the civil war that aired on Milwaukee Public Television. ‘Sing Out’ magazine compared John’s music to early Bob Dylan while ‘Dirty Linen’ was reminded of Country Joe McDonald.

https://youtu.be/G3c8rIn_Ua0

Band Name: Mark Dvorak

Members: Mark Dvorak

Genre: Singer Songwriter, folk, blues, americana

Description: The Chicago Tribune has called Mark Dvorak “masterful,” and the Fox Valley Folk Festival describes him as “a living archive of song and style.” In 2012, WFMT 98.7 fm Fine Arts Radio named him “Chicago’s official troubadour.”

Mark Dvorak has given concerts in almost all of the United States and has made visits to Finland, Canada and Ireland. To date he has released seventeen albums of traditional and original music, including Waterbug’s acclaimed Time Ain’t Got Nothin’ On Me, and 2015’s independent release, Back Home.

Dvorak has won awards for children’s music, journalism, and was honored in 2008 with the Woodstock Folk Festival Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2013 he received the FARM Lantern Bearer Award from Folk Alliance International.

In 2013 he published his second collection of essays and poetry, Bowling for Christmas & Other Tales from the Road.

Website link: www.markdvorak.com

Link to Video(s): http://markdvorak.com/about-md/video.html



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KAYLA ARBET and the ROGUE HOUNDS
Dec
15
7:30 PM19:30

KAYLA ARBET and the ROGUE HOUNDS

Band Name: Kayla Arbet and the Rogue Hounds

Members: 

Kayla Arbet - lead vocals, guitar

   Greg Herr - rhythm guitar

   Joel Gross - bass

   Joel Bishop - violin

   Randy Horton - drums

   Jeff Tamraz - lead guitar 

Genre: Folk Rock 

Description: Enjoy a cozy night of live music with local, Kenosha sensation Kayla Arbet and the Rogue Hounds.

Website link: https://www.theroguehounds.com/

Link to Video(s): here's a video we actually captured at the Coffee House (original song): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePSgpPLqhz4 

                              another video (cover):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rZbaO2N3HU

                              another video (original): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRRGQm7QdjY

                              another video captured at the Coffee House (original): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asJIjvLriZI&t=50s 



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Paul & Andy
Dec
21
7:30 PM19:30

Paul & Andy

Band Name:   Paul Smith & Andy Jehly


Members:  Paul Smith, Andy Jehly


Genre:  Americana (Folk rock, Blues, R&B, Traditional, Folk)


Description: 


Here our short description: 

Paul Smith & Andy Jehly bring harmony, humor, and laid-back style to their original songs and favorite songs from the past, ranging from folk and blues to Motown and psychedelic rock.

If you want a longer description, please use this version: 

Paul Smith & Andy Jehly bring harmony, humor, and laid-back style to their original songs and favorite songs from the past, ranging from folk and blues to Motown and psychedelic rock. Paul and Andy come from very different musical backgrounds, but they share a passion for music with history, great harmonies, and evocative lyrics. Together, they specialize in bringing a fresh set of songs from a variety of genres each time they perform to engage audiences and get them singing along.  Both multi-instrumentalists, they incorporate guitar, dobro, bass, and the one-of-a-kind gourdalele into their music.


Website link: paulsmithandyjehly.com


Link to Video(s): https://paulsmithandyjehly.com/videos/



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Dec
22
7:30 PM19:30

Lucas Ray presents: An Avett Brothers Christmas

Band Name: 

Lucas Ray Presents: An Avett Brothers Christmas


Members:

Lucas Ray


Genre:

Folk Rock


Description:

It's Christmas time, which obviously means it's time for an entire two-hour set devoted to your favorite brother-brother duo from Concord, North Carolina, the Avett Brothers! Featuring such hits as "The Ballad of Love and Hate", "Paranoia in Bb Major", and other songs outside of 2007's masterful "Emotionalism", The Avett Brothers are the perfect mix of rowdy and intimate, and nobody appreciates that more than Lucas Ray. He's been covering Avett Brothers material for over three years, and is very excited to share their songs with you, for one night only! So get out from the warmth of your house, and into the cold, and then back into the warmth at the Coffee House on Chestnut & Pine, for a night sure to be filled with some excellent music!


Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LucasRayMusic/


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


https://soundcloud.com/lucas-ray-929708951/smoochie-cover-father-john-misty


A YouTube Thing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNkWhaZQDb8



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Morning House
Dec
28
7:30 PM19:30

Morning House

Band Name: Morning House


Members: Jacob Derrick, Chase Letteney, Michael Gieron


Genre: Folk/Americana


Description: Morning House was a project that started in an apartment on the Milwaukee river one cold January in 2017. They set out to encapsulate the inspiration of the city through song; the excitement, the heartbreak, the rustic industrial buildings. Their first album, Oaks & Willows, is out on iTunes and Spotify now. 

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Wattle & Daub Kick Off Tim’s Eighth Decade
Dec
1
7:30 PM19:30

Wattle & Daub Kick Off Tim’s Eighth Decade


Band Name: Wattle & Daub

Members: Tim and Susan Mocarski

Genre: Acoustic Folk/Americana

Description: Come help Tim celebrate another trip around the sun as he ushers in his eighth decade on the planet.  Susan will supply cake and her usual eye rolls at his awkward chord change.


Wattle & Daub's 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.


“I think that ‘Luckiest One’ is a perfect example of how things come out when you honor your own individuality. It’s really a special song that everyone in the world should get to hear.” -- Corky Siegel, Siegel Schwall Blues Band and Chamber Blues


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


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OldFolkiesMusic/


Twitter: @wattledaubmusic

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




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Nov
24
7:30 PM19:30

Wise Jennings

Band Name: Wise Jennings


Members: Jeff and Melissa Weishaar


Description: Wise Jennings is a husband and wife songwriting duo from southern Wisconsin. Our style is Americana/Roots Rock/Punkicana (Ameripunka). Wise Jennings released their debut full length album titled “Jennings Holler” February 2018 which followed their EP release titled “The Year Mama Tried” August 2017. Melissa play a minimalist drum kit, harmonica, and sings. Jeff also sings, plays guitar, and foot pedal bass. We usually surprise people with our big sound and the connection we have on stage. We have been described as a “Power Duo,” “Combination of Nirvana and Patsy Cline” “Nice People,” and “Raw Energy.” We’ll take that.


Website link: www.wisejennings.com


Link to Video(s): https://youtu.be/u6J453AKxjo



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Nov
17
7:30 PM19:30

Wilderland

Band name: Wilderland


Members: Larry Mankowski vocals, guitar, mandolin, and harmonica,  Dan Kennelly keyboards, guitar and vocals, Jeff Smith bass and vocals, Andy Mankowski vocals and moral support


Genre: Americana/roots/folk/Alt. country


Description:  Wilderland is a band made up of family and friends playing music covering generations. From original music to covers by artists such as Neil YoungJohn Prine The Carter FamilySon VoltUncle 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 and Jeff Smith. Larry's son Andy sometimes joins in on backing vocals.


Website link: www.reverbnation.com/wilderland5


Link to videos:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=SBfS0BcWw-U



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The Belle Weather
Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

The Belle Weather

Band Name:  The Belle Weather


Members:  Eric Cox, Tom Abromaitis


Genre:   Indie Folk / Indie Rock


Description:   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 indie rock - a fusion of inspired anthems and the art of simple storytelling.


Website link:  www.thebelleweather.com


Link to Video(s): www.youtube.com/thebelleweather

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Buddy Mondlock
Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

Buddy Mondlock

Buddy Mondlock writes songs. He does it so well that some great songwriters have recorded his songs on their own albums. Guy Clark, Nanci Griffith, and Janis Ian, to name just a few. You mightʼve heard his song “The Kid” (recorded by David Wilcox, Peter, Paul and Mary and Cry, Cry, Cry) and maybe even sung it yourself around a campfire. He draws you into his world - where a single snowflake follows the trajectory of a relationship, where you get you pocket picked by a Roman cat, where you might swim over the edge of the world if youʼre not careful and where dreams that donʼt come true still count.

His new CD, “The Memory Wall,” was funded entirely by fans, friends and family through a Kickstarter campaign. “I had no idea if this would work or not,” he says. “I was overwhelmed by the support I got and even more by the sense of community that came out of it.” This, his sixth release, draws on some veteran Nashville musicians including Dan Dugmore, Stuart Duncan and Kenny Malone. He even played a little banjo on it himself. The album has a rootsier feel to it with pedal steel, dobro, fiddle and mandolin adding to his acoustic guitar and beautiful vocal harmonies from Melissa Greener and Celeste Krenz. Bass work was shared by his long time accompanist on the road, Mike Lindauer and upright acoustic player Bryn Davies. After 25 years of living there you can finally hear the Nashville on this one. “Iʼve been wanting to make this record for a long time,” says Buddy. And indeed a few of the songs date back to his early days in Nashville, including a collaboration with Garth Brooks called “A Canaryʼs Song” about a coal miner transplanted to a city slum waking each morning to the sound of the bird he brought with him from home. But the album also stretches the context of the instrumentation. The first cut, “The Ugly One,” includes pedal steel and mando-cello but it grooves in 5/4 time and tells the story of an early cave artist. Mondlock wrote it in Ireland in the fall of 2011 with Galway songwriter Parisch Brown. “The Memory Wall” has fared well with radio presenters since itʼs release. For the month of June 2013 it was the #3 album on the US Folk DJ Chart with two songs in the top twenty simultaneously.

When Buddyʼs not on the road you can find him in Nashville but he grew up in Park Forest, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. He didnʼt have a troubled childhood. His parents were nice to him. They paid for guitar lessons when he was ten and they never said, “when are you going to get a real job?” He sang Crosby, Stills and Nash songs with his sisters and answered his little brotherʼs questions from the top bunk. A few years away at college puzzling over Homer and Plato and then he was back. Living in the big city this time and playing open mics at Chicagoʼs crucible for songwriters in those days, the famed Earl of Old town. He once opened for the amazing Steve Goodman there on New Yearʼs Eve. Buddy was 21. Says he could have walked out of there that night and gotten hit by a bus and he wouldnʼt have felt like life cheated him at all.

When Buddy made his first trip to Texas from his native Chicago, Guy Clark heard him singing one of his songs under a tree at the Kerrville Folk Festival and liked it. So Guy went back to Nashville, opened the door and said, “listen to this kid, heʼs good!” A publishing deal and a U-Haul headed south soon followed.

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The Oscillators
Nov
2
7:30 PM19:30

The Oscillators

Band Name: The Oscillators


Members: Kimberly Hetelle, Jayna Rouse, Melissa Hardtke, Maxwell Melendrez, Sloane Hagen, Andy Warren Jepson, Chase Kilpatrick


Description: The Oscillators are a progressive-alternative folk group based out of Southeastern Wisconsin. Comprised of 7 musicians, the band combines traditional folk and big band instruments with contemporary hip-hop elements to create a refreshingly uncommon sound. Continually striving to push themselves to new musical boundaries, the group works hard to invent thought-provoking composition, unsuspecting style combinations, and an abundance of 3-part vocal harmony in all of their works.


Website link: www.wearetheoscillators.com 


Link to Video(s): 

http://wearetheoscillators.com/press-kit/ <---there is some live video on this page.



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Wattle &amp; Daub
Oct
27
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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Morning House
Sep
28
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 through 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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Tacos &amp; Tequila: Eat, Drink, Learn
Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

Tacos & Tequila: Eat, Drink, Learn

$25 ticket includes a welcome cocktail, dinner, and spirit sampling with a presentation from Beverage Development Specialist Dan Dufek of Breakthru Beverage. Learn more about these spirits that come from the agave plant.

Location: Liars’ Club (2nd Level of The Coffee House)

Dinner:
Baja Fish Tacos with a Sweet & Spicy Cabbage Slaw
Chips with Guacamole & Black Bean and Grilled Corn Salsa

Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3604448

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Lara Bell
Sep
21
7:30 PM19:30

Lara Bell

Description: Lara Bell is a rising singer/songwriter from the northern Illinois area.  Born and raised with country roots, she is a natural songbird. She’s performed numerous live shows between Chicagoland and Southern WI at various known venues since she was 16 years old. No stranger to The Coffee House stage, she is thrilled to share her stories through songs in such an organic atmosphere in one of her favorite towns. She is an accomplished musician of classical piano, guitar, and ukulele. Raining with innocence, Lara brings a freshness to the music industry with her romantic honesty; she has been writing for 7 years and has a few singles available online. Plans of an album are in store for the near future. Her genre diversity captures the crowd's attention. Able to adapt to many styles, audience members have compared Lara's music to Jewel, Miranda LambertBrandi CarlileJoni Mitchell, and Bob Dylan, amongst others. In fall 2018, she is performing as “Amy March” in Town Square Players Broadway musical, “Little Women” at the Woodstock Opera House, and recording more original songs for an upcoming album. Lara has promising plans of recording and releasing more music, plus traveling to new places/venues to expand her career as a growing independent artist, and hopefully hit up music city, Nashville itself, over the next few months.


Website link:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/acousticlara/

ReverbNation: https://www.reverbnation.com/larabell/songs

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/laraandavery


Link to Video(s): Rubik’s Cube Music Video Orignal Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omzjL6jFSn0



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Haley Klinkhammer
Sep
15
7:30 PM19:30

Haley Klinkhammer

Members: Haley Klinkhammer

 

Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Acoustic Pop

 

Description: At the age of 14, Haley Klinkhammer picked up a guitar and filmed her first YouTube video.  She never could have imagined where it would take her. Nine years and more than 250 videos videos later, Haley’s passion has turned into her career, with much thanks to her 210,000 subscribers.

 

After having released two EPs of original songs, her first full-length album, From Where I Stand, debuted in December of 2014 on the back of a successful crowdfunding campaign. Haley is a believer in the power of music and its ability to speak to people in a way that words alone cannot, bringing us together through our own stories. It’s this power that Haley masterfully wields to help us realize this truth--no matter what we are going through, we are not alone.

 

For the past seven years she has been winning over crowds at her live performances with the power of her voice and the beauty of her heart.  Whether it’s her original songs or covers, YouTube or your hometown stage, Haley is bound to blow you away.

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

 

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

 

Artist Photo: Here are a few photos - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0sfkrzxp19ef6kt/AADHCX5UCHmaW21thMDPPLqHa?dl=0

 

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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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