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.  

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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Mike Edel
May
4
7:30 PM19:30

Mike Edel

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Jun
30
7:30 PM19:30

Echoz

Band Name: Echoz

Members: Vocals: Rachel Christine Gebel

                 Guitar: Zack Burkart 

                 Keyboard: Spencer Spiewak

                 Bass: Chandler Spiewak

                 Drums: Tyler Krupp

                  Background Vocals: Micah Lynn Gebel!

Genre: Classic Rock 

Description: Echoing Old Music to a New Generation

Website Link: Facebook ~ https://m.facebook.com/The-Band-Echoz-193875391376615/

 

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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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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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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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ERIC ERICKSON
Feb
24
7:30 PM19:30

ERIC ERICKSON

Eric Erickson has performed his music throughout the Midwest for many moons. Music is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.  He will play his songs along with some musician friends who have accompanied him over the years at the Open Mic he runs there.  Each an accomplished musician in their own right, Mark Russert, Ray Santi, Bobby Rubach, Jeff Peterson, and Jim Lampe, will play along with Eric in what is bound to be a wonderful musical experience.

 

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THE FAKE ID’s
Feb
17
7:30 PM19:30

THE FAKE ID’s

Band Name: The Fake IDs

 

Members: Edison Blake, Kurt Krause, Skip Baldwin, Tim Kelley and Tom Nakielski

 

Genre: Coffeehouse Singer/Songwriter Rock and Blues

 

Description: A lively, listenable, danceable mix of original songs and tunes that cross time and genre lines. The Fake IDs are a band with a social conscience, but also a crew of players that like to have fun.

 

Website link: www.the fakeids.com

 

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WATTLE & DAUB
Feb
10
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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Wise Jennings
Feb
3
7:30 PM19:30

Wise Jennings

Band Name:  Wise Jennings

 

Members: Jeff and Melissa Weishaar

 

Genre: Americana/Roots Rock

 

Description:  Wise Jennings in an original band  from Lake Geneva, WI that features husband and wife duo Jeff and Melissa Weishaar.  They write and perform a style of Americana Music with a Roots Rock blend at bars, coffee houses, city festivals and private parties. Melissa plays a scaled down acoustic drum set, sings, and plays harmonica.  Jeff plays mostly on his semi-hollow body electric and some on an acoustic.   Their performances rock with a stripped down sound and an intriguing vibe you can only get from watching a husband and wife perform.  One hour ago they were arguing about the kids homework and now they are having a blast performing the music they have created together.  The lyrical themes of the songs are at times dark  with a cloak of musical styling that belies the lyric…like a tarantula hiding in cotton candy.   They write about the human experience...simplicity, complication, beauty, stupidity, regret, levity. As artists they hit the mark, celebrate, miss the mark, lament, write and perform more... and repeat...Oh...and never take themselves too seriously.  Wise Jennings' debut EP, The Year Mama Tried, was released in August, 2017.  Their first full length album is expected in early, 2018. 

 

Website link:  www.wisejennings.com

 

Link to Video(s): Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChL9knPOrAei8ZaDzy4oK8w?view_as=subscriber

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Phil Calkins
Feb
2
7:30 PM19:30

Phil Calkins

Phil has been performing most of his life. His flare and gift to connect with his audience is always a pleasure to see. He plays a 12 string acoustic guitar and has a tenor voice that makes you want to listen. He performs the classic rock songs from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and some top 40 hits. His performance is electrifying, fun to watch and always gets a room rocking.

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KAI ANDERSON
Jan
27
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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DRUMMER EXCHANGE
Jan
26
7:30 PM19:30

DRUMMER EXCHANGE

Band Name: Drummer Exchange Program

 

Members:Jamie Hollenberger-Vocals and Keyboard

Brandon Dawley- Vocals and Strings

Zach Conway- Drums

Taylor Jarocki- Vocals and Strings

 

Genre: Alternative 

 

Description: A four piece alternative contemporary group out of Milwaukee show casing both electric and acoustic original and cover tunes. This event will be the debut of our newest member, drummer Zach Conway!

 

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

 

Link to Video(s): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTm4cuU3cE_WydThMcnE3g

 

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21 HOURS
Jan
20
7:30 PM19:30

21 HOURS

Band Name:  21 Hours


 

Members: Benjamin Mulwana, Jacob Hemenway, Shane Madsen


 

Genre:  Alternative


 

Description: Multi-instrumentalists Benjamin Mulwana and Jacob Hemenway with drummer Shane Madsen deliver unique interpretations and covers of familiar songs as well as perform original music.


 

Website link: https://www.facebook.com/twentyonehours/


 

Link to Video(s): https://www.facebook.com/twentyonehours/

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LUCAS RAY
Jan
19
7:30 PM19:30

LUCAS RAY

Band Name: Lucas Ray

Members: Lucas Ray

Genre: Folk Rock

Description: A great mixture of intimate and rowdy, I have been playing guitar for over seven years, and have been playing shows in and around Milwaukee for the last three.

Website in the works...

Links to Videos/Soundcloud:
https://m.soundcloud.com/lucasraygun/the-avett-brothers-die-die-die-cover

 

https://m.soundcloud.com/lucasraygun/beck-loser-cover

 

https://youtu.be/1PXY_mHIocQ

 

https://youtu.be/9xmZFxS1vE4

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MONA Augustin
Jan
13
7:30 PM19:30

MONA Augustin

Mona Augustin (Haitian/American Folk)

Description: Musician and Composer Mona Augustin, grew up just outside of Port AuPrince, Haiti where he lives still. Mona's acoustic music not only reflects his culture and the social challenges of Haiti but also his advocacy for women, children, and the impoverished throughout the world. His humanitarian work for Village Mozayik, a tent community of 126 families left homeless after the 2010 earthquake remains thefocus of his work and as a result last year he raised enough money to purchase a piece of land for which he has donated to this community. His music proceeds continue to help support the efforts of MOZAYIK to relocate their homes. He has been a fearlessand dedicated leader of this community.

 

 
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Lara Bell
Jan
12
7:30 PM19:30

Lara Bell

 

Band Name: Lara Bell

 

Members: Lara Bell

 

Genre: Singer-songwriter/indie/country/folk

 

Description: No stranger to The Coffee House stage, Lara Bell is a rising singer/songwriter who is thrilled to share her stories through songs once again at the intimate and organic setting of TCH. She’s performed countless shows between the Chicagoland and Southern WI area at venues such as county fairs, art fairs, wine bars, and coffee shops all since she was 16 years old. 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 6.5 years and has spent time recording her lyrical songs in the studio with mixer Ken Pedraza. Her genre diversity captures the crowd's attention. Original music and covers from the 50s-now are Lara’s specialty in her sets. Able to adapt to many styles, audience members have compared Lara's music to Jewel, Joni MitchellSheryl CrowCorinne Bailey RaeBob Dylan, and a little bit of heartfelt country roots. In 2018, Lara has promising plans of releasing more music and traveling to new places/venues to expand her career as a growing indie artist. 

 

 

Website link: 

 

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

https://youtu.be/XrFQKGAJK_E

https://youtu.be/Ei15ADx7QBk

https://youtu.be/KUk9qm0n7EY

https://youtu.be/mYQAceuHq6o

 

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NEW BEGINNINGS BAND
Jan
6
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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