Not for the low-fat crowd- this is the cream of the crop of Wisconsin musicians/ songwriters. Strength in Voice, Instrumentation, Lyrics, Entertainment, these guys are VILE.
“They will go as far as outer space to bring you the truth. I shit you not, my friends.”
Treat yourself to a spectacular evening of music and fun.
Extraordinary guitarist and singer/songwriter WILLY PORTER has been turning first time listeners into die-hard fans for more than two decades now with his signature, finger-picking guitar work and playful performing style. Porter is a major force in the worlds of Americana and contemporary folk and folk-rock music.
A live-wire on any stage, PETER MULVEY is an acoustic singer/songwriter/guitarist who, in fact, defies this categorization. His ferocious guitar playing whisks him through more tunings than he has fingers in the course of an evening, as he winds his way from full-throated rockers to deceptively plain-spoken musings.
BILL CAMPLIN has been an integral part of the Wisconsin acoustic music scene for many years both as a performer and as co-owner of the legendary Cafe Carpe in Fort Atkinson. Bill is a strong guitarist with a beautiful tenor voice and he is noted for penetrating, intensely emotional performances of both his original songs and his interpretations of others such as Bob Dylan.
Dubbed “the past, present and future of jazz violin” by NPR’s Jazz Profiles, RANDY SABIEN is a regular at Big Top Chautauqua and has performed on A Prairie Home Companion and Austin City Limits. His instrumental skill on the violin, guitar, mandolin, and piano, in the genres of jazz, country, and rock, is legendary.