Friday, February 13th, 6:30-8:30pm
Peter Kish is a Mount Horeb resident and a Fisher King customer favorite! Stop by for a glass of wine and enjoy Peter's mix of covers and original songs. He takes requests, too! Hope to see you there!
Friday, February 20th, 6:30-8:30pm
John Duggleby is from McFarland, WI. His first-ever album delivers romance, rib-tickling humor and razor-sharp commentary in a flurry of original songs and multiple genres. Like the weather in his native Wisconsin, it's always changing!
Lucas Cates (Solo Show)
Friday, February 27th, 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, March 6th, 6:30-8:30pm
Katie Burns is a singer songwriter from Omaha, Nebraska, known for her simple, poetic songwriting, finger style guitar and her angelic vocals. Katie grew up listening to her parent’s Simon and Garfunkel and Peter Paul and Mary records. She remembers being struck by a vocal when she heard Sinead O’Connor’s first hit song. Katie started to pay more attention to vocalists as a teen and was strongly influenced by 10,000 Maniacs, The Sundays, Cranberries and Omaha’s indie scene. At the age of 16 she began to play at local venues in Omaha and in Kansas City.
In 2013 Katie released her debut album, You’ll Find Your Way. The album was recorded in Katie's hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. This intimate album has themes of friendship, parenthood, and daily life. It holds quiet acoustic songs that are accented by beautiful piano and cello parts.
In 2014 she released her second album, Throw the Flowers Down, also recorded at ARC Studios and produced by Ben Brodin. This album explores similar themes. It begins with a song about family ties and ends with burying those ties. Katie currently lives in Mineral Point, Wisconsin, with her husband who is an artisanal cheese maker and her three children.
Friday, March 13th, 6:30-8:30pm
Tom Kastle is a singer, songwriter, tall ship captain, and teller of tales based in the Great Lakes who has traveled the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and the Pacific. He toured as half of Tom & Chris Kastle for two decades, producing a dozen recordings and a soundtrack for PBS (WTTW-TV Chicago). He has one foot in as a singer/songwriter and the other firmly planted in the traditional maritime folk music world. His hands-on background tall ships and maritime music led to an invitation by Andy Cohen to be a “professor” at “Folk University” at the 2009 International Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis with Enoch Kent, Tracy Schwartz and Ginny Hawker. His original songs run from the romantic to the nautical. His ballad Cold Winds has been covered by performers in the US, England, and the Netherlands. When ashore, he lives in a 19th century log cottage on the shore of Lake Mendota.
“With his solo recording and original songs, Tom Kastle shows further dimensions to his talent and range of material. His resonant voice, heartfelt lyrics, and solid instrumentation proves he is a more ”grounded“ talent, as capable as writing about the open road as he is about the open waters”—Lilli Kuzma: Folk Festival WDCB-FM Radio
The Mascot Theory
**SPECIAL SATURDAY SHOW**
Saturday, March 14th, 6:30-8:30pm
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.
Old Farm Dog
Friday, March 20th, 6:30-8:30pm
Old Farm Dog is an acoustic duo comprised of Josh Grube on lead vocals, rhythm guitar and banjo, and Owen Murphy on mandolin, vocals and lead guitar. Old Farm Dog approaches bluegrass traditions from a unique perspective and features tight harmonies, memorable choruses and references to themes of Americana. Their music appeals to a wide range of audiences that include those who enjoy traditional bluegrass, but also those who enjoy upbeat acoustic music. Their high energy and healthy cache of original tunes is sure to please the most divers audiences.
Mad City Jug Band
Friday, March 27th, 6:30-8:30pm
Mad City Jug Band is 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, April 3rd, 6:30-8:30pm
TBurns (Thomas Burns) plays songs and musical styles from every decade of the last century. Whether it's a familiar Blues number, a Jazz standard, an Old-Time/Traditional ballad, or a recent Pop cover, his adept finger-style and flat picked guitar arrangements bring to life the character of the dusty, mischievous, American troubadour. While his style evokes the crossover spirit of the turn of the century and the Jazz Age right through to the Depression, he also captures the distinctive sounds of mid-century Delta and Country Blues; reaches deeply into the Folk and Blues styles of the Fifties and Sixties; and makes his own the Pop, Folk/Rock and Singer/Songwriter material he plays from the latter part of the 20th century through to the present. He uses his distinctive acoustic guitar sound to great effect on everything from the familiar standards of WC Handy; the swing of Irving Berlin; the Delta Blues of Robert Johnson; the East Coast Blues of Memphis Minnie and the Reverend Gary Davis; the melodic Folk songs of Bob Dylan and Randy Newman; the Pop of The Beatles; and the poetry of Singer/Songwriters like Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits. Thomas has played professionally on both coasts and, for the past several years, throughout South- Central Wisconsin. He was most recently with calicoDrifters, a band that played throughout the area for nearly six years. His original songs have won awards; have received local and national airplay; and have been featured on a number of studio CD releases.
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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