Friday, April 24th, 6:30-8:30pm
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!
Friday, May 1st, 6:30-8:30pm
Derek Pritzl's Mid-western Gothic song writing style is informed by his near constant travels. He surrounds himself with the swampy, fatback rhythm section of Ben Wolf (drums) and Nick Brown (bass/vocals). Dan Walkner lends his rustic backwoods lead, slide, and steel guitar to the mix. Pritzl's powerhouse vocals are a midnight crossroads meeting of the spirits of folk troubadours and dusty barrelhouse bluesmen. Together, the Derek Pritzl Band will guide you to a country rock mansion on the hill.
Derek and the band are currently working on a new studio album due out late summer.
Friday, May 8th, 6:30-8:30pm
From Teddy: "I was born and raised in Madison WI. When I was a kid I was introduced to old time country. I think that's where my strong American roots originate from. As I got older I discovered a lot of musicians in different genres that have influenced my sound. Everyone has a story to tell, I like to tell mine in a song."
Friday, May 15th, 6:30-8:30pm
Robert J. has been a mainstay in the Wisconsin music scene ever since releasing his first record Boys Town in 1986. He has won the Wisconsin Male Vocalist of the year, 8 MAMA Awards and songwriting awards including the Billboard Song Contest for his tune, “A Million Miles Away”. Robert has had success with his bands, Boystown, The Moon Gypsies and with his Bluesy Americana band, The Rowdy Prairie Dogs. In April of 2008, Over the years Robert J. has shared the stage with many well known artists including, The Beach Boys, The Subdudes, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Delbert McClinton, LeAnn Rimes, John Eddie and Paul Thorn. Recently, Robert was nominated for Folk Artist of the year by the Wisconsin Area Music Industry.
Friday, May 22nd, 6:30-8:30pm
John Kostle plays the best of the '60s, '70s, and '80s classic rock and pop, with a tiny bit of country and blues thrown in. John describes his style as "singer-songwriter and folk covers and originals."
Friday, May 29th, 6:30-8:30pm
Natives of the Madison area, Kyle and Cory have been playing in various projects throughout the past decade. Their latest work with Emerald Grove, taking the form of an acoustic duo, draws influences from folk, indie, and rock backgrounds, to form a unique timbre, lavish with vocal harmonies.
The style of the resulting music has been compared to that of Dawes, Counting Crows, and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Emerald Grovecontinually strives to create earnest compositions, capturing the essence of their music and message.
Due to the crowd size and volume level during live music, we have decided not to offer our wine tasting "flight of 5" from 6-9pm on Friday nights. You are encouraged to help keep our music free and 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.
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Musicians, please send booking requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
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