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
Join me on the first concert of this INTRO album cycle! I'm so excited to play these songs live with a band for the first time! Come enjoy good food, good coffee, and if things go as planned.. good music!
**Physical copies of INTRO will be available for the first time at this show.. GET YOURS FIRST!**
This will be a FREE, ALL AGES, clean family friendly show! So bring your kids.. and definitely bring grandma ;)
Band Name: Adam Hernandez
Members: Adam Hernandez, Paul Trinko, Zach Habeth, Gabe Douglas
Description: Adam Hernandez is a singer songwriter/producer from Milwaukee, WI. This is Adams first performance since releasing his debut album "Intro" this past September. "Intro" dives into topics such as anxiety, stress, doubt and fear. Although the album gets brutally honest about the times we lose our internal battles, it also talks and celebrates the times we rise above them. Adam looks to kick off this album with an energetic, fun, family friendly night for all!
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Link to Video(s): "Insomnia330" lyric video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUGqrhmqlvc
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.
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
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 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 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
Band Name: Burlington High School Pops Band
Members: 50 Burlington High School Students
Description: Our first concert of our existence! We will be performing a wide range of songs from
Website link: https://www.facebook.com/demonbands/
Band name: Morning House
Members: Jacob Derrick, Chase Letteney, Michael Gieron
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.
$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)
Baja Fish Tacos with a Sweet & Spicy Cabbage Slaw
Chips with Guacamole & Black Bean and Grilled Corn Salsa
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 Lambert, Brandi Carlile, Joni 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/
Link to Video(s): Rubik’s Cube Music Video Orignal Song
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
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
Band Name: 21 Hours
Members: Benjamin Mulwana, Jacob Hemenway, Shane Madsen
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/
With ornery tuning keys and rattling fret boards, Roscoe and Etta are a pair of aged arch top guitars possessing wills of their own. Maia Sharp and Anna Schulze are two singer-songwriter-producers who play these instruments and claim title to their names as Roscoe & Etta, on their eponymous debut.
Anna and Maia, who met in Los Angeles at the fabled Hotel Café, knew that they were on to something from their first songwriting session, but they had to keep writing to figure out what. Both artists maintain vibrant careers as artists and songwriters. Anna, originally from Minnesota, has released five well-regarded solo projects, placed songs in the Oscar-winning documentary Icarus and the MTV series Awkward, and been featured in the digital magazine This is Melo. She learned her studio craft under the auspices of producers Glen Ballard and Justin Meldal-Johnsen.
More info roscoeandetta.com
Mark Dvorak with special guests "$11 Supper"
Mark Dvorak solo.
$11 Supper is Michelle Billingsley, Samantha K. Mills, Amanda Healan.
Americana, Folk, singer songwriter
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.
Link to Video(s):
Band Name: Soul Salvage Project
Members: Angela Wolf & Geoff Anderson
Genre: Americana & Blues
Description: AAngela Wolf's gutsy vocals and the SSP band produce an unforgettable kick that rises above the predicticality of the stereotypical bar band. With her deep soulful voice, Angela weaves stories that are saturated with truth and emotion like a meld of Johnny Cash and Janis Joplin. Driven to connect, Angela Wolf works the crowd, often giving audience members a physical touch, humorous comments between lyric lines, and even performs up-close serenades.
Website link: soulsalvageproject.com
Link to Video(s): https://youtu.be/bEDhrH4vtuc
Band Name: Jamie Nae
Members: Jamie Renee Hollenberger
Genre: Singer Song Writer
Description: You may know Jamie from her work as a singer and keyboardist in Drummer Exchange Program. This session will be filled with raw original ballads stripped down from the usual electric band setting.
Website link: drummerexchangeprogram.com
Link to Video(s): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fy7qODdB3l0