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.  

Mackenzie O’Brien and Friends
Dec
22
7:00 PM19:00

Mackenzie O’Brien and Friends

Mackenzie O’Brien began her performing career on the stage of the Coffee House in June of 2016.  In the 18 months that have followed her career has taken off.  She has performed over 150 paid performances in venues between Chicago and Madison and has performed in the downtown areas of Austin Texas, Los Angeles, and Nashville Tennessee.   Mackenzie did a Nashville tour this last summer with Woodstock  (1969) founder and former VP at Capitol Records Artie Kornfeld.  She now appears in Nashville monthly and is working with acclaimed producer Bill McDermott.

 

  Mackenzie’s original “Just a Line” has been featured on independent radio stations and commercial stations and was recently placed into the regular play rotation on Ireland Country Radio and on Nashville’s Top New Artist Radio Network.  Mackenzie performs a balance of Country and Indie covers and originals.  She additionally sings opera with her voice coach and former opera star, Bruce Hall.

 

  Mackenzie’s voice is what sets her apart!  John Oates (Hall n Oates) stated “I don’t know who she is but I love her voice” and the head talent producer at The Voice stated “Mackenzie is adorable and has a high high ceiling”.   Additional information about Mackenzie is available on her website and Facebook page.

 

www.mackenzieobrien.net

 

Facebook:  Music by Mackenzie

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Kai Anderson and The Pickups
Dec
23
7:00 PM19:00

Kai Anderson 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

categories

Musician/Band

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Bill Uhler
Dec
29
7:00 PM19:00

Bill Uhler

Band Name: Bill Uhler

Genre: Blues, Jazz, Pop, Country

Description: I'm a solo acoustic guitar player, singer, performer. I reside in Lake Zurich, a Chicago suburb, and perform throughout the Chicago area. I play several styles of music; Light rock, blues, jazz standards, current and past pop, country, acoustic instrumentals, Christmas music... Whatever the occasion calls for.
Artist's I like to cover; John MayerEric ClaptonVan MorrisonJames Taylor, Keb' Mo', Zac Brown BandTommy Emmanuel, Beatles, Jack JohnsonBen HarperRay CharlesBob Dylan, Train, Ed SheeranMason WilliamsPaul SimonWilcoStevie WonderDire Straits......

 

Website link: https://www.facebook.com/billuhler316/

 

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Dec
9
7:00 PM19:00

LIAM O’BRIEN’S FAITHLESS FOLLOWERS, OSCILLATORS, EVENING GLOW, AND PYGMY TRIBE

Liam O'Brien's Faithless Followers - A "Folkish" collective of musicians from Milwaukee Wisconsin led by producer-singer-songwriter Liam O'Brien_www.soundcloud.com/faithless-followers

 

-Evening Glow - lo-fi, dance rock, dream pop from Chicago Illinois_www.eveningglow.bandcamp.com

 

-The Oscillators - A seven piece Progressive Alt-Folk group from Kenosha Wisconsin_www.wearetheoscillators.com

 

-The Pygmy Tribe - soft jams from Geoff, Jon & Sal out of Chicago Illinois_www.thepygmytribe.bandcamp.com

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Wattle & Daub "Struggles and Love" Release Event.
Dec
8
7:00 PM19:00

Wattle & Daub "Struggles and Love" Release Event.

When Wattle & Daub come to the stage, their genuine affection and humor are infectious. 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 name comes from a centuries old construction method. In describing how they decided on the name during a road trip, they wrote:

 

"We saw this country and its beauty. We thought of how immigrants from all over the world, of different races and different beliefs have come to help build this nation, to weave it together, to strengthen it. We thought of how our own relationship is growing and weaving together. We believe in the country and in each other. We are making music. We are building our lives. We want the nation to grow. We think the process is simple. All we need is some Wattle & Daub."

 

Wattle & Daub is an acoustic duo performing a mixture of original and covers of contemporary and traditional folk/Americana with an occasional twist on popular standards.

 

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

 

Their debut CD, "Struggles and Love" is available at cdbaby.com, Itunes, and other sites.

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FRLO’s ADAM HERNANDEZ
Nov
25
7:00 PM19:00

FRLO’s ADAM HERNANDEZ

Band Name: FRLO

Members: Adam Hernandez

Genre: Alternative, Hip-Hop, Pop

Description: FRLO is a genre blending, genre bending new band from Milwaukee, WI. With a debut record on the way, FRLO relies on high energy, great songs, and a developing story line to make sure people who enter the room get a show, and something to remember! 

Link to Video(s):  "First Things First" -  https://youtu.be/lz6AR0K94oY
                              "I Love You" - https://youtu.be/oRrWFEEPUOA

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GENEVIEVE HEYWARD
Nov
24
7:00 PM19:00

GENEVIEVE HEYWARD

Band Name: Genevieve Heyward 

 

Members: Ben Spatol on drums, Matt Spotal on bass, Genevieve on vocals and keyboards 

 

Genre: Indie pop/ folk 

 

Description: Genevieve Heyward has been mostly a solo artist almost her whole music carreer touring around Wisconsin. She recently released her debut album called It's Not Like Anyone's Listening this past April and she's now coming back to the coffee house with a full band now playing old originals along with some new ones and a few covers. 

 

Website link: genevieveheyward.com 

 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_eRpjFa49E

 

Facebook: facebook.com/frecklethunder

 

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KAIA FOWLER
Nov
18
7:00 PM19:00

KAIA FOWLER

Artist: Kaia Fowler – songwriter/guitar/vocals

Genre: Singer-songwriter, original folk, blues, roots rock

From: Madison, Wis. area

 With soaring vocals and accomplished guitar playing, Kaia shares songs that explore life’s struggles and joys, drawing on folk, blues, and roots rock traditions. Inspired by nature and the human experience, Kaia’s songs resonate with strength and vulnerability as she explores a vast emotional landscape. In concert, Kaia draws from an extensive repertoire of originals and select cover songs by artists such as John Prine and Carole King. Her songwriting has been compared to Joni Mitchell’s for its lyrical poetry and rich melodies. The Americana Gazette had this to say about her 2010 album Seams of My Heart: “Fowler is a tremendous lyricist. Her lyrics paint pictures and her musical notes add the color…” Kaia’s latest album is an EP titled All The Way, dedicated to her late husband and benefiting the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. See full bio. . .

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LARA BELL
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

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 Jeweland 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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JOHN STANO
Nov
11
7:00 PM19:00

JOHN STANO

The trademark of singer/songwriter John Stano’s sound is a distinctive blend of acoustic and slide guitar, harmonica and expressive vocals developed over many years of performance and study.  He sometimes adds a little mandolin, cigar box guitar or banjo to the mix as well.  His style can be described as a combination of folk, blues and Americana.  Initially self-taught, John went on to study American fingerstyle guitar at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and harmonica with national blues legend, Jim Liban.  ‘Sing Out’ compared John’s music to early Bob Dylan while ‘Dirty Linen’ was reminded of Country Joe McDonald.  John studied English and creative writing at U.W. Madison.  A skillful use of language adds an original spark to his lyrics.  John also performs his own arrangements of folk and country blues classics by artists such as Robert Johnson and Mississippi John Hurt and Bukka White and contemporary writers such as; John Prine, Bob Dylan, Greg Brown, Leo Kottke, Gillian Welch and Tom Waits. John is a flexible and engaging performer who works regularly at a variety of indoor and outdoor venues.  John has received numerous arts grants to present blues history, harmonica, ukulele and song writing classes in the Milwaukee Public Schools and public and private colleges such as Waukesha County Technical College and Mount Mary University.  He also teaches guitar, harmonica, banjo and other acoustic instruments privately. 

Career Highlights

  • John was nominated for a 2016 WAMI Folk Artist award and the 2015 WAMI Singer Songwriter of the Year award.
  • John won the Wisconsin Singer Songwriters Series Songwriter of the Year award.
  • John represented Wisconsin in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis on historic Beale Street in the solo/duo category after winning the regional competition.
  • John earned the title of ‘Big Top Chautauqua Songwriter of the Year National Finalist and he performed under the Big Top.
  • John wrote and performed the soundtrack for a locally produced documentary film called ‘Wisconsin’s and the Civil War’ that aired on Wisconsin Public Television.
  • His songs ‘From A Rusty Cadillac’ and ‘Pontiac’s No More’ were featured on NPR’s ‘Car Talk.’
  • His song, ‘Caribou Bar & Grill’ was featured on NPR on Michael Feldman’s ‘Whadya Know?’ radio program.
  • His song ‘Dinosaur Bones’ appears on a CD compilation called, ‘A Celebration of Music/Volume 2.’  Series contributors included Les Paul and The Bo Deans.
  • His poetry was published in the Cream City Review, where he was awarded 1st prize for poetry.  His poetry was also printed in the Wisconsin Poet’s Calendar and the Shepherd Express.
  • He has been a featured guest on several radio programs including; WUWM’s ‘Lake Effect,’ Wisconsin Public Radio’s  ‘Simply Folk’  and Riverwest Radio’s ‘Sessions with Sandy’ programs.
  • John performs regularly at many regional clubs including; The Cafe Carpe, Louie’s Coop and The Coffee House. He has entertained audiences at Bastille Days, the Paramount Blues Festival, The Shawano Folk Festival, Steel Bridge Songfest and Milwaukee’s  Summerfest.  John also enjoys playing house concerts such as the Cotter Creek and Turtle Pond concert series.
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Buddy Mondlock
Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

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.

People were starting to pay attention. In 1987 he was a New Folk Award Winner at Kerrville and he released his first album called “On the Line”. Over the next few years David Wilcox recorded “The Kid” on his first record for A&M. Buddy did some writing with this other new kid in town named Garth Brooks (they had the same manager). Janis Ian heard him singing at the Bluebird Cafe and asked him if heʼd like to write with her. Their song “Amsterdam” got recorded by Joan Baez. Nanci Griffith asked Buddy to sing on a show she was taping for Irish television. She ended up liking that song so

much that she recorded “Cominʼ Down In the Rain” on her Grammy Award winning collection “Other Voices, Other Rooms.” Garth became a star and “Every Now and Then” ended up on his album “The Chase.”

Buddy was touring all over the country by this time playing coffeehouses and the occasional festival (he was a regular on the main stage at Kerrville by this time). And there were trips to Europe too. Buddyʼs second album, produced by Steve Addabbo in 1994, got picked up by Son Records, a small label in Ireland started by the band U2 and he was well received on the island of poets. Heʼs toured there consistently ever since. 1996 was a good year. Peter, Paul and Mary recorded “The Kid” and then asked the kid himself to sing with them on their “Great Performances” TV special. He won a Kerrville Music Award for song of the year that autumn for “The Kid” too.

Since then heʼs released a string of critically acclaimed solo recordings on his own label and EMI. And in 2003 Buddy toured North America and Europe with Art Garfunkel and Maia Sharp in support of their album “Everything Waits To Be Noticed” which they wrote and recorded together as a trio.

Along with his concerts Buddy teaches songwriting workshops as well. In 2012 he was on staff at the Swannanoa Gathering at Warren Wilson college in North Carolina teaching two intensive courses over a weekʼs time. And in 2013 Buddy returned once again to the Kerrville Folk Festival to perform and teach at the song school there. http://www.buddymondlock.com

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The Belle Weather
Oct
28
7:00 PM19:00

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

Over the years, we've taken a great many influences and blended them into a sound that is uniquely our own.  We've built a reputation by approaching every stage we can find with a rare combination of gritty, sweat-drenched energy and honest, heart-felt sonic grace.  We love doing what we do, and feel very fortunate to have a fan base that is as musically adventurous as we've always tried to be.

Thank you for visiting our site!  We invite you to give us a listen, and promise to give you everything we've got.  


Eric Cox ~ Vox, Guitar, Ukulele
Tom Abromaitis ~ Bass



 

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Mama Tried
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Mama Tried

Jeff Weishaar: Guitar/Vocals

Melissa Weishaar:  Drums/Harmonica/Vocals

Genre:  Americana

A new band from Lake Geneva, WI. We cover songs from Shovels and Rope, The Wood Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Avett Brothers, and other Americana style music that we love. Melissa plays drums, harmonica, and sings. Jeff plays electric and acoustic guitar and sings. 

Website link: www.mamatriedduo.com

Facebook link:  https://www.facebook.com/MamaTriedBand1/

Link to Video(s): https://www.facebook.com/MamaTriedBand1/videos

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Eric Erickson Band
Oct
14
7:00 PM19:00

Eric Erickson Band

Eric Erickson has performed his music throughout the Midwest for many moons. Music is scheduled to begin at 7:00 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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Adrian + Meredith
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

Adrian + Meredith

 

In a city lled with country cowboys and sit-on-a- stool songwriters, AdriAn + Meredith make a different sort of roots racket. More Than a LiTTLe, the pair’s debut, nds the East Nashville- based duo putting its own spin on Americana music, roughing up the genre’s edges with the rule-break- ing spirit of punk, the vintage twang of old-timey folk, the sneer of rock & roll, and even the frenetic bounce of early Swing and jazz manouche.

More Than A Little brings together two perform- ers who grew up on opposite ends of the musical spectrum. Before meeting his future wife at a show in Washington, DC, Detroit-born Adrian was raised on rock and punk, with a carnival barker’s croon and an off-the-wall “clawhammer banjo” approach to playing the acoustic guitar. Meanwhile, Meredith was an Ann Arbor native who cut her teeth in the old-time music scene, where she played traditional ddle and clogged. Those two approaches come together with Adrian + Meredith, a project that honors the traditions of Folk and Americana mu- sic while pushing beyond those genres’ boundar- ies. Produced in East Nashville by Mark Robertson, More Than a Little is being released in part via an innovative partnership with daniel Lanois’ stream- ing company, Uprise.

Adrian was already 10 years into an acclaimed solo career when Meredith made a guest appearance on his 2014 release, roam. Since then, the pair’s partnership has grown into a full-time collabora- tion, with the two swapping harmonies, trading so- los, and acting as co-pilots throughout their debut album. Returning from Adrian’s previous record is ve-year bandmate Paul niehaus on pedal steel, while Jd Wilkes of the Legendary Shack Shakers and Fats Kaplin of Jack White’s touring band make guest appearances.

The result is a record in uenced by the group’s time on tour, with songs that celebrate the joy of hitting the highway with your romantic partner (“Birthday Cakes,” “Old Midwestern Home”), and examine the darker corners of an entertainment industry that’s rarely, if ever, fair (“Bank,” “Fixer”). Equal parts de ant and driving, More Than a Little is a rallying cry from two road warriors who, after more than a dozen combined years in the music business, are too smart to play by the industry’s rules and too enthralled to turn their backs. It’s a love letter to a new Nashville and a call to arms for independent artists with true vision.

www.adrianplusmeredith.com

 

 

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WILDERLAND
Oct
7
7:00 PM19:00

WILDERLAND

Band Name: Wilderland 

 

Members: Larry Mankowski - Guitar, harmonica, mandolin, banjo and vocals, Bob Mankowski - Guitar and vocals, Dan Kennelly - Guitar, keyboards and vocals and Andy Mankowski - vocals and moral support and Jeff Smith-bassist

 

Genre: Americana/Roots/Folk/Alt.country

 

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.

 

Website link: www.reverbnation.com/wilderland5

 

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

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KAYLA ARBET AND THE ROGUE HOUNDS
Sep
30
7:00 PM19:00

KAYLA ARBET AND THE ROGUE HOUNDS

Band Name: Kayla Arbet and The Rogue Hounds

 

Members:

 

Greg Herr - Rhythm Guitar
Jeff Tamraz aka "Zar" - Lead Guitar
Joel Bishop - Violin
Joel Gross aka "Neckbone" - Bass
Kayla Arbet - Vocals and Guitar
Randy Horton - Drums

 

Genre: Folk/Pop

 

Description: Kayla Arbet and The Rogue Hounds is a newly formed Kenosha County band with a rockin' set of original songs and head-bobbin' covers. 

 

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

 

Link to Video(s): 

This Goodbye - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBjQDEk2k_8

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WATTLE & DAUB
Sep
29
7:00 PM19:00

WATTLE & DAUB

When Wattle & Daub come to the stage, their genuine affection and humor are infectious. 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 name comes from a centuries old construction method. In describing how they decided on the name during a road trip, they wrote:

 

"We saw this country and its beauty. We thought of how immigrants from all over the world, of different races and different beliefs have come to help build this nation, to weave it together, to strengthen it. We thought of how our own relationship is growing and weaving together. We believe in the country and in each other. We are making music. We are building our lives. We want the nation to grow. We think the process is simple. All we need is some Wattle & Daub."

 

Wattle & Daub is an acoustic duo performing a mixture of original and covers of contemporary and traditional folk/Americana with an occasional twist on popular standards.

 

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

 

Video: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiwAz_Rqgc_gVCzFrtQ5fcA

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February Sky
Sep
15
7:00 PM19:00

February Sky

 

 

Our new CD (with BOTH songs and tunes), "Silver Wolf Moon," is at the duplicator, and will be first available at the release celebration September 29th at the Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove, IL, and at this website and at various places online shortly thereafter.  Look for more details soon.

New Instrumental CD available!  Entitled "Ain't No Sangin'." Look for purchase information here, or pick it up at a gig.

 

 

February Sky lives in the town of Trout Lake in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, but we travel to wherever the music takes us.  We are full time touring musicians!

 

 

HOORAY!  At last, another edition of Phil's Folk Curmudgeon Review!  Read it HERE

 

"I've had the delight of watching two long time friends and musicians grow a duo. I've listened to Phil Cooper for years as part of a duo/trio/ensemble, with singing partner Margaret Nelson as the constant through all those years. Phil's darlin’ Susan wrote wonderful songs, sang wacky and ribald songs she'd found elsewhere and became an ever more deft musician through those years. Now they're a duo - February Sky - and the combination of Phil's incredible repertoire of very traditional song and tune and Susan's singer-songwriter orientation and addition of her skill with other instruments have been blended into something very different than what either had done before. Same songs, or tunes from previous repertoires... but whole different flavor. Each time I see them, what they do gets tighter, deeper, more distinctive.   'Course it helps that both are thoughtful, generous people who like each other lots.   --Joanne Laessig,  Folknet, Cleveland, OH

 

Click here to link to February Sky's Facebook Fan Page

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Kai Anderson & The Pickups
Sep
8
7:00 PM19:00

Kai Anderson & The Pickups

Band Name: Kai Andersen & The Pickups

Members: 

Kai Andersen - vocals/guitar 

Patrick Greer - bass

Josh Jankowski - percussion 

Genre: Indie American rock

Description: Drawing inspiration from people like Tom PettyBob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, Kai Andersen & The Pickups bring a unique experience of original music.  

 

Website link: www.kaiandersenandthepickups.com

https://m.facebook.com/kaiandersenandthepickups/

 

 

Link to Video(s): 

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC45gzZ6jwuiNv1d3DrD4GfA

 

https://vimeo.com/127442396

 

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Morning House
Sep
2
7:00 PM19:00

Morning House

Band name: Morning House

Members: Jacob Derrick, Chase Letteny, Mike Gieron

Genre: Folk/Appalachian folk/mellow bluegrass

Description: Morning House is a project started by Jacob Derrick in the winter of 2017. The debut album, "Oaks & Willows", was recorded in his home on the Milwaukee river in the dead of winter and was finally released on August 3rd. The songs were all written by Derrick, and feature banjos, violins, harmonicas, impromptu percussion, and layered harmonies. 

Website: morninghousemusic.wordpress.com

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