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.  

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Sweet Maries


Band Name:   The Sweet Maries

Members:       Amy Shoemaker & Susie Lofton.  Special guest Phil Goldman

Genre:           Indie Folk/Americana

Description:   Soaring female harmonies set to compelling tales and acoustic instrumentation.

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The Sweet Maries are Amy Shoemaker and Susie Lofton, with their amazing vocal blend and soaring harmonies performing originals and some of the best-loved songs of the ’60s.

Very acoustic, very much listening music, very heavenly altogether.

“The Sweet Maries sizzles with its eclectic mix of songs and styles–everything from folk, blues and jazz to gospel and traditional, including outstanding originals. Performing with a flair that gathers in the audience like bees to honey, The Sweet Maries delivers a fun and very sweet musical experience. Amy Shoemaker, Susie Lofton, Don Stiernberg, and Jim Cox are a superb group infused with chemistry, chops, and charisma. The debut album is very highly recommended, and a live show is not to be missed!” -Lilli Kuzma, host of “Folk Festival” on 90.9fm WDCB Public Radio

Amy Shoemaker

Amy ‘Marie’ Shoemaker is an artist by every definition: painting beautiful songs with her colorful lyrics, she blends muscial genres together as a singer-songwriter, poet, producer, and musician.  With a background in theatre including MFAs in Acting and Directing, it’s no wonder that she inspires others with her classic songs and music, bringing that familiar sense of playfulness and stage presence to the concert hall; performing with her husband John Williams across the US, Ireland, and Canada; and with bands: The Rolling Mothers, Ladie’s View, Fizgig, Earl Fly, The Shoemakers, and Amy and the Rhinos.

Susie Lofton

Susie ‘Marie’ Lofton is a vocalist trained within various choral ensembles including renowned Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus. This foundation gave her a love for classical writers and composers, ensemble singing and harmonic structure. Her background in musical theater helped to hone her craft as a performance artist. Susie also plays guitar, drums and a variety of percussion instruments, most notably the Cabasa. She is inspired by singer-songwriter, inspirational, R&B,  gospel, jazz, world beat and prog-rock genres.  The result allows a blending of her poetry and short stories set to harmony and rhythm.

Link to Video(s): The Sweet Maries - Fat Man's Holler


The Sweet Maries - Fat Man's Holler

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