We post the evening's performer every Friday on our Facebook page and Twitter account (@FishrKing). Follow us for weekly updates!
Musicians, please send booking requests to Jana at firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the crowd size and volume level during live music, we have decided not to offer our wine tasting "flight of 5" after 6:00 PM on Live Music nights. You are encouraged to enjoy full glasses or bottles of wine along with our cheese and sausage sampler platters and other edibles while you listen to the music. If you are visiting our winery for the first time and would like to sample our wines, we suggest arriving before the live music starts so that you may try the wine flight before the music starts. Beer and soda are also available for purchase.
Saturday, May 21, 6:30-8:30 PM
Allison Merten is a singer-songwriter and one-woman band in Madison, Wisconsin. She released her debut album, TEMPTATION, in 2014 and is working on her second album. When she performs, you will hear an acoustic fusion of indie-rock, folk, and pop. She also plays piano, bass guitar, electric guitar, and the drums. Doing music has always been Allison’s dream. She’s excited to share her music with the world!
Lucas Cates (solo show)
Friday, May 27, 6:30-8:30 PM
The Lucas Cates Band (TLCB) is a nationally touring, original acoustic rock group based out of Madison, WI. Their music includes a wide range of genres, including rock, pop, alt-country, folk, jazz, funk, r&b, jam and more. All four of their original albums are available at Itunes, CD Baby, Amazon, and Pandora.com. TLCB has opened up for acts such as Gabe Dixon, Night Ranger, The Gin Blossoms, and Marc Broussard, to name a few...
Saturday, May 28, 6:30-8:30 PM
John Duggleby, an award-winning Madison-area author of 11 books and hundreds of magazine articles, made his professional performing debut at age five at the Sunset Supper Club in Muscatine, Iowa, singing, “You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby” after the piano man bribed him with a nickel. After a childhood hootenanny fling in a “baby Kingston Trio,” he grew up as a percussionist playing everything from orchestra tympani to garage band rock and roll. As an adult he learned guitar as a more benign living room alternative. He has labored in several underappreciated folk, 60s rock, Cajun, bluegrass and world music ensembles, and these days plays over 100 gigs a year at venues ranging from coffeehouses to senior centers to festivals.
As a songwriter, John realized a decades-long dream with the 2014 release of his album Better Late Than Never, which can be heard athttps://soundcloud.com/duggleby. His songs have been finalists in the Great American Song Contest and Madison Area Music Association (MAMA) Awards, and runner-up in the internationalwww.SongoftheYear.com competition.
Dave Hopper of Mineral Point picked up the guitar in 1965 and managed to not only stick with it to date, but remember a ton of Sixties songs-- despite the adage about people who grew up during that era. He went through various phases of folk, rock, and blues, adding electric bass in the 70s. Today he plays in many musical ensembles including not only DugHopper, but the acoustic trio Still Stummin’ and a four-piece rock cover band Better Daze.
Dave is also busy throughout southern Wisconsin as a sound engineer and owner of a home recording studio. His skill at running live sound and recording musicians is matched by his patience, which he exhibited admirably in co-producing John’s album.
Graham Webster and Nate Gauger
Friday, June 3, 6:30-8:30 PM
With tenor voice front and center, Graham Webster’s handcrafted melodies are strong and moving. A blend of finger style, driving rhythm, and on instrumentals – guitar tapping with slap harmonics, highlights his acoustic guitar style. Graham brings the people and places that have touched his life into his song writing, creating songs from the heart.
Graham will be joined by Nate Gauger on mandolin for this performance.
Saturday, June 4, 6:30-8:30 PM
WHO IS TOM COOPER?
Named "The Gentleman Troubadour" on Milwaukee's Country Radio station FM106.1, Tom's a singer/songwriter/musician. He plays a blend of folk, alt country, & jazzy blues...& his voice is unforgettable. It's soulful & commanding, yet capable of reaching the most tender notes imaginable. His covers & original music are punctuated by captivating story lines & a streamlined style which is ever-evolving.
WHAT'S HIS BACKSTORY?
From an early age, Tom was drawn to music, performing in various rock groups at Ohio State University & in sunny California. He honed his skills on the 12-string guitar & blues harp, touring the States before settling down on the east coast. Upon retiring from his work for the government in aerospace contracts, Tom was compelled to once again follow his heart & do what he loves best....music!
THEN: WHEN & WHERE?
Over the past few years, Tom was interviewed on Artist First Radio, & by the digital magazine Write Money, Inc. In 2014, Tom was invited to be a showcase musician at the world-renowned South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. He's also played regularly at a number of Whole Foods' & other wine bars in Virginia, where his work has been consistently well received by many new & established fans.
Tom recently relocated to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he has lots of fun discovering all sorts of cheese, brats, & fish fries. When not performing or writing, Tom enjoys refurbishing his "new" 90 year-old home with his wife, Poppy, a rock/soul musicologist & former speech-language pathologist.
Friday, June 10, 6:30-8:30 PM
Local favorite Peter Kish Singer/ Songwriter returns to the tasting room "stage" to entertain you with his fun mix of original songs and cover tunes.
Watch this video for more about Peter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taqor9pi2Ho
Don Myers & Scott Stieber
Saturday, June 11, 6:30-8:30 PM
Don Myers and Scott Stieber cook up a combo plate of vintage and contemporary tunes out of the folk, blues and Americana pallets spiced with a sprinkling of originals. We're looking to have some nearly acoustic fun with all unsuspecting participants. *One Blue Love* is the CD.NappingCatsMusic.com is the site.
Friday, June 17, 6:30-8:30 PM
Sam Sardina is a singer/songwriter from Milwaukee, WI on a mission to discover and create music that is unique, unusual, and lyrically driven. She taught herself piano at age 7, picked up the clarinet at age 11, and finally found her love of guitar at age 15. Sam’s passion for music and songwriting can be traced to her biggest influences including Taylor Swift, Sara Bareilles, Monica Martin, and Kacey Musgraves.
Friday, June 24, 6:30-8:30 PM
The Sound: Acoustic Guitar and Vocals.
The Source: Traditional, Contemporary and
The Style: Folk, Blues, Country, Pop, and Bluegrass Gumbo!
Acoustic guitars and American troubadour music have been Mike’s passions since childhood. He now creates unique guitar and vocal arrangements covering a wide variety of musical styles. For the last 15 years he has been performing in the Madison area as a founding member of MUD Music. Now he returns to his roots – one guitar, one voice and a pocketful of recently-penned originals plus some old favorites from Woody to Neil; from Dylan to the Dead. All rolled into a nice slice of Americana pie!
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