Friday, August 7th, 6:30-8:30pm
“His obsesion of music and all things lyrical began with the meeting of Todd Snider’s Near Truths and Hotel Rooms. The influence of the Americana movement and his favorite songwriters pushed him to put his own truths on paper and eventually start playing his stories in local dive bars and coffee houses. Since then, Derek has reached a larger audience in venues across Wisconsin and the Midwest. Derek’s music has been described by The Onion as ‘taking another kind of thoughtful, rootsy detour, at times digging up raggedy old soul sounds, and other times leaning into the quiet barren territory where Gillian Welch fans dwell.’ Derek’s music is captivating in the sense that all walks of life have found solace in his sound.”
Miranda & Morse
Saturday, August 8th, 6:30-8:30pm
Miranda & Morse are a recently formed acoustic duo proving that Millenials and Boomers can indeed mix musically. With a solo guitar, two fine voices, and a few hand-held percussion thingies, M&M acoustic arrangements draw from a half-century of great material spanning Sheryl Crow, Sara Bareilles, Beatles, Ed Sheeran, Eric Clapton, Norah Jones, Colbie Caillat, David Lindley, Lake Street Dive, Elizabeth & the Catapult, and assorted other contemporary indies and vintage Boomer and Motown tunes. (Gotta hear Miranda channeling Aretha!)
Friday, August 14th, 6:30-8:30pm
America’s Most Adequate Jug Band™
How adequate? Really, really adequate. In fact, we sound like the Memphis Jug Band would have sounded if they were white and half of them were women.
★ UW Madison Memorial Union Terrace Summer Stage performers
★ Isthmus' Critic's Choice
★ Middleton Good Neighbor Fest stage act
★ Olbrich Gardens Winter Concert Series performers
★ Audience Favorite award-winner, Southern WI Bluegrass Music Association
We play classic jug music from the 1920s and '30s as well as hits made popular in the 1960s during the jug band revival by musicians like the Grateful Dead and Jim Kweskin.
And then there are the hokum tunes from early 1900s where sly lyrics and euphemistic references earn G-ratings even though the songs tend to be about sex, booze and controlled substances.
Got the Salty Dog Blues? Need some southern eel? How about some jelly roll? We can tell you all about it and right in front of the kids, too.
Friday, August 28th, 6:30-8:30pm
Lead singer Kirstie Kraus' sultry voice, energetic stage show, and outstanding musicians makes this a don't miss performance by Thirsty Jones!
Thirsty Jones blends a variety of Country Billboard hits, classic rock tunes, blues, funk and original music. Their statement set list creates magical moments that sparks curiosity and engages audiences like nothing else out there!
In 2014 Thirsty Jones opened for National Acts Chase Rice and Brothers Osborne.
Saturday, August 29th, 6:30-8:30pm
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...
Friday, September 4th, 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!
Casey & Greg
Friday, September 11th, 6:30-8:30pm
Friday, September 18th, 6:30-8:30pm
Graham Webster & Nate Gauger
Friday, September 25th, 6:30-8:30pm
Friday, October 2nd, 6:30-8:30pm
Friday, October 9th, 6:30-8:30pm
The Mascot Theory
SATURDAY, October 10th, 6:30-8:30pm
Friday, October 16th, 6:30-8:30pm
Friday, October 23rd, 6:30-8:30pm
Friday, October 30th, 6:30-8:30pm
Miranda & Morse
Friday, November 6th, 6:30-8:30pm
Friday, November 13th, 6:30-8:30pm
Musicians, please send booking requests to 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" from 6-9pm on Live Music 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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