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JOHN SIEGER/ DANDY L. FRELING/ BILL CAMPLIN
April 22 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Please call 920-563-9391 to reserve seats, and to indicate whether you are likely to eat here that night.
This will be a great song swap with three Milwaukee ish songwriters, since Bill was once one. In these swaps, each one inspires the next and it makes for a really fun evening.
Songwriter, singer and guitarist John Sieger has a long resume. His band the R&B Cadets ruled the dance floors in Milwaukee in the 1980s, playing a mix of his originals and obscure soul tunes unearthed by bandmates Paul Cebar and Robin Pluer. Their debut, “Top Happy,” for Twin/Tone Records, turned out to be their finale. In the late 80’s his band Semi-Twang recorded for Warner Brothers Records. Both bands have regrouped in recent years and since then, Semi-Twang has released three more collections of his songs, most recently and ode to his hometown, “Kenosha.”
Other Sieger songs have been covered by a long list of great artists including Dwight Yoakam (Don’t Need It Done), Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads (Rev It Up), The Bodeans (The Strangest Kind), Flaco Jimenez (I Found Out), Robbie Fulks (You Break It – You Pay), Phil Lee (I Hope Love Always Knows Your Name, Neon Tombstone) and Greg Trooper (My Bluebell, Real Like That and others). Recorded but still waiting to be released, is a version of “Salty Tears,” sung by Etta James.
Combining a touch of the high and lonesome hollers of the Appalachian hill people with the low-down, dusty grooves of the cosmic cowboys, Dandy has created a unique sonic banquet sure to satisfy the hunger of any weary passerby.
and then there’s BILL CAMPLIN- I just googled him and found it rather interesting. The bittersweetest surprise was coming across the obituary of a formerly regular customer which contained the following:
“He wished to thank Townes Van Zandt, Emmylou Harris and Bill Camplin for their music he so enjoyed in his later years.”