Musicians, please send booking requests to Jana at firstname.lastname@example.org
We post the evening's performer every Friday on our Facebook page and Twitter account (@FishrKing). Follow us for weekly updates!
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.
Lucas Cates (solo show)
Friday, April 1st, 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...
John Duggelby and Dave Hopper
Friday, April 8th, 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 from that recording have been finalists in the Great American Song Contest and runner-up in the international www.SongoftheYear.com competition, and his “Testify” is a finalist in the 2015 Madison Area Music Association’s MAMA Awards.
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 Duggleby/Hopper, 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.
Peter J. Kish
Friday, April 15th, 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
Leah Brooke Conway
Friday, April 22nd, 6:30-8:30 PM
Wisconsin Indie Rock artist, Leah Brooke, is an artful arranger of poetic oddity. Brooke's lyrical compositions are disenchanted portraits of the world around her studded with dry wit and gentle sarcasm. Brooke's haunting vocals saturate each song leaving listeners suspended in a state of wistful longing. Her latest album, Royal Jelly, is formed essentially from acoustic and electric guitar foundations backed with a mixture of additional production techniques that move between traditional bass guitar and drums to electronic elements, beautifully bound together byBrooke's moving vocal performances that, at times, reach an ethereal status.
Don Myers and Scott Stieber
Saturday, April 23, 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, April 29th, 6:30-8:30 PM
Doc Euphonic and Anna Hill collaborate to form Ajaminus. Multi-instrumentalist consisting of piano, guitar, bass, saxophone, drums and more. Arrangements live without loop pedals or prerecorded tracks. Americana style genre.
The Mascot Theory
Saturday, April 30th, 6:30-8:30 PM
Featuring lead singer Erik Kjelland, the recently crowned WINNER of 105.5 Triple M FM's "Project M" singer/songwriter contest!
With groups like Mumford & Sons, The Avett Brothers, and Dawes setting the tone, the sub-genre of acoustic folk rock made its way to mainstream radio and captured an incredible and very loyal fan base. With the release of their Nashville-recorded album Hand Me Down Miracles, The Mascot Theory is set to be the next band in that category to make a major impact, as they have quickly moved up the popularity ranks of Madison's music scene with their infectious songwriting and live shows. They balance on an alternative folk influence and pull it together with a rootsy bluegrass blended Americana feel to give us something that fits alongside their counterparts, but also has enough freshness to it to give it a unique spin and create their own sound as well, with a sonic backbone of 4-part harmony swells.
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