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Patsy and Dick

Thursday August 17, 2017, 8:00 PM
Tickets $20.00, under 12 $5.00

Patsy O’Brien, vocals, guitar. As well as supplying the driving guitar rhythms of Celtic/World Music diva Eileen Ivers’ last European tour, and collaborating with many giants of the Celtic/World music scene (Paddy Keenan, Cathie Ryan among them), award-winning artist Patsy O’Brien hosts guitar workshops all over the country, and NPR saw fit to feature one of his song arrangements on the prestigious All Songs Considered. With 4 critically-acclaimed solo albums under his belt, along with numerous live and studio collaborations, Patsy’s songwriting reflects his penchant for seamless genre-hopping, and a strong interest in roots Americana as well as jazz. Veteran Irish music critic Paul Dromey declared Patsy “Ireland’s best-kept musical secret”, after attending his opening performance for Kinky Friedman some years back.

Dick Hensold, Northumbrian smallpipes, Scottish reel pipes, whistles and recorder. The leading Northumbrian smallpiper in North America, for the past 20 years Dick Hensold has performed and taught in England, Scotland, Japan, Canada, and across the United States. He is an active composer, writing both music in the traditional Celtic idiom, and more contrapuntal pieces. This repertoire is featured on his solo CD, Big Music for Northumbrian Smallpipes, released in 2007. He is also a studio musician and theater musician, and is a 2006 Bush Artist Fellow.

Patsy and Dick on YouTube

The Special Consensus

Sunday August 20, 2017, 7:00 PM
Tickets $20.00, under 12 $5.00

Formed in the Chicago area in 1975, The Special Consensus is a four-person acoustic bluegrass band with a repertoire that features traditional bluegrass standards, original compositions by band members and professional songwriters, and songs from other musical genres performed in the bluegrass format.

The band has released 18 recordings and has appeared on numerous National Public Radio programs and cable television shows, including The Nashville Network and the Grand Ole Opry at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.

International tours have brought the band to Australia, Canada, Europe, South America, Ireland and the United Kingdom. The Special C has appeared in concert with many symphony orchestras nationwide and has brought an informative in-school presentation to schools nationally and internationally since 1984.

Band leader/banjo player Greg Cahill is the former President/Board Chair of the Nashville-based International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), the former Board Chair of the Nashville-based Foundation for Bluegrass Music and a recipient of the prestigious IBMA Distinguished Achievement Award (in 2011). Other band members include guitar player Rick Faris, bass player Dan Eubanks and mandolin player Nick Dumas.

The 2012 band release Scratch Gravel Road (Compass Records) was Grammy-nominated for Best Bluegrass Album and two songs from the 2014 band release Country Boy: A Bluegrass Tribute To John Denver  (Compass Records) won IBMA awards for Recorded Event of the Year and Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year. The tune Fireball (featuring special guests Rob Ickes, Trey Hensley and Alison Brown), on the 2016 Compass Records band recording Long I Ride won the 2016 IBMA Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year Award.

The Special Consensus on YouTube

The Jimmys

Thursday August 24, 2017, 7:30 PM
Tickets $25.00, under 12 $5.00

THE JIMMYS are what you get when you combine
(A) the seasoned keyboard/Hammond organ talents of Jimmy Voegeli, longtime member of Westside Andy/Mel Ford Band,
(B) the drummer from The Georgia Satellites,
(C) the three piece horn section, and
(D) the expertise of southern Wisconsin’s finest bass guitar, and
(E) the legendary blues guitarist Perry Weber on six-strings and vocals.

The Jimmys on YouTube

Unity the Band

Friday, September 1, 2017, 8:00PM
Tickets $20.00, under 12 $5.00

Unity the Band is an award-winning original roots reggae group based in Wisconsin. Their intense touring schedule of varied venues around the Midwest has honed an interactive outdoor stage show with positive party vibes and the knack for drawing club crowds into the their groove.

They treat fans to old Roots Reggae favs, along with original music blending influences of roots, rock, blues, funk and reggae into their own unique sound. Fronted with island-smooth energetic confidence by Kai “Pita” Katobalavu on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, the band’s talents includes the smooth bass lines of Tim Perkins, Ryan Peerenboom’s laid-back guitar riffs and vocals, the cool intensity of Logan Pier on keyboards and innovative steady ease of Kelvin Ayres behind the drum set.

Unity the Band on YouTube

Affair of the Arts
Blue Moon Gala

Saturday, September 9, 2017, Starts at 5:30 PM
Tickets $75

Held at the Reiter Center, our major fundraiser that features dinner by Jillian Catering, a silent auction, live music, and dancing.

Live music for the 2017 Ball will be Little Vito and the Torpedoes

Little Vito and the Torpedoes are a legendary five piece multi-genre band based in Madison, WI. Reminiscent of music’s finest big bands, the Torpedoes perform hits ranging from the 1950’s to today’s radio hits. Passion, talent, and professionalism have made Little Vito and the Torpedoes one of the Midwest’s finest bands for over 30 years.

Little Vito and the Torpedoes on YouTube

Willy and Carmen

Friday September 15, 2017, 7:30 PM
Tickets $20.00, under 12 $5.00

Porter /Nickerson are a duo that embodies the best of what live music has to offer: heart, grit, and the kind of raw musicianship that transforms listeners into long-time fans. Willy Porter’s searing finger-picking guitar style deftly blends with Carmen Nickerson’s lush vocals to create an unforgettable sound that resonates long after the last chord fades.

A virtuoso guitarist, Porter has more than ten albums to his catalogue including Dog Eared Dream (1994) which yielded the top 10 AAA single, Angry Words. He has shared the stage with rock and pop luminaries such as Jeff Beck, Sting, Paul Simon, Tori Amos and Jethro Tull.

Nickerson is an accomplished Jazz, R&B, and Rock vocalist from the Midwest who has also contributed her talents to studio and voice-over work in L.A.

The pair met following the release of Porter’s 2010 album How to Rob a Bank, and finding their musical sensibilities a quick match, began collaborating soon after. The result has been a rich experience of performing and writing: Nickerson’s vocals feature on the yearning Iowa Sky from Porter’s 2013 EP Cheeseburgers and Gasoline and on the song This Train from 2015’s Human Kindness. In 2016 the pair was featured music guests on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion, performing on one of Garrison Keillor’s last broadcasts.

Willy and Carmen on YouTube

Jeanne Kuhns and Small Forest

Saturday September 30 2017, 7:30PM
Tickets $15

Small Forest calls Door County, WI home. Singer/songwriters Jeanne Kuhns and Marybeth Mattson perform original tunes and obscure covers with bassman Patrick Palmer throughout Door County and the Midwest.

Mattson released her first album of all original music in 2012, entitled Relative Hunger, with Patrick Palmer on bass and Dan Smrz on drums, and featuring Seth Raddatz on lead/electric guitar and Anna Sacks’ harmonies on select tracks.

Kuhns has released several albums over the last several years with a variety of musicians including her previous band, Lost Mothra. Her albums from earliest to most recent are Riverbed, Lost Moth: Found, Ghost Ranch, and Beautifully Strange, as well as a holiday album recorded with George Sawyn called Mary’s Lullaby. Kuhns also owns Lost Moth Gallery in Egg Harbor, WI where she shows her own acrylic and watercolor paintings as well as the work of guest artists.

In addition to playing bass and singing backup, Palmer owns and operates Wired For Sound Rentals out of Door County, WI, providing exceptional sound and sound-man services to gatherings, weddings, concerts and more.

Small Forest on YouTube

The Differentials

Saturday, October 7, 7:30PM
Tickets $15

The Differentials are a band that plays a selection of indelible wonders of the ‘60s and ‘70s with vocal precision.  Three lead vocalists on a mission to accurately capture and interpret the essence of the songs that defined the era.  You’ll have to look hard to find a group with the fortitude to tackle some of the most challenging selections.  Nine years in the making, The Differentials have the horsepower to do it.  They’ve recently included elements that complete the missing foundation components.

The Differentials on YouTube

Kat Perkins

Thursday, October 12, 7:00 PM
Tickets $20.00, under 12 $5.00

Growing up the daughter of a music teacher, Kat Perkins has been singing, dancing, and performing for just about as long as she can remember. Coming from a town that only recently went from “unincorporated” to 281, with the nearest theater or rock show hundreds of miles away, it took a lot of determination for that little girl to pursue her dreams.

Almost as soon as she stepped off the stage at her high school graduation, at just 18 years old, she packed her bags, said good bye to her family, and traveled 600 miles east to Minneapolis, where her undeniable drive and passion for performance shined through in her unforgettable stage presence. Kat began to carve out a place for herself on both the music and theater stages of the Twin Cities. 

After signing a record deal, and beginning to work and share stages with some of the music industries biggest acts (Guns and Roses, Bon Jovi, and more), Kat’s career began to reach heights she’d only dreamed of as her years of hard work began to pay off. It was at that point that Kat began to feel tension in her throat, tension that would end the career she’d dreamed of and worked towards her entire life. Her voice healed and she was accepted on the 6th season of The Voice.

Kat’s time on The Voice was unforgettable, as she made it all the way to the finals. Maroon 5 singer, and coach, Adam Levine, proclaimed Kat to be “… hands down one of the best singers we’ve ever had…”  She’s since continued traveling the country and performing.

Her latest singles have climbed to the top of the iTunes charts and she’d been the top selling rock artist on iTunes five times. She’s also begun speaking, giving over 300 presentations in the past 18 months alone, sharing her message of living a Fearless life, the pursuit of dreams, and making a positive impact on the world.

Kat Perkins on YouTube

Amy & Adams

Saturday, October 21, 2017, 7:00 PM
Tickets $15, under 12 $5

Amy & Adams began before Amy and Mark Adams-Westin became wife & husband.  In 1993 Amy Westin walked into The Blue Guitar (the live concert studio in the basement of Water Music) in Stillwater, Minnesota and into Mark’s life to perform at an open-mic Mark Adams hosted.

Amy was the voice for his new song about friend and movie star, Jean SebergI’m Flying.  It was love at first hear. 
Amy got her musical start in her hometown of White Bear Lake, Minnesota.  Mark is a native of Marshalltown, Iowa although life and music took him to Oregon, Colorado, California, and Wisconsin before joining Amy in Minnesota.

For over two decades, Amy & Adams has entertained and touched folks in Minnesota, the Midwest, and beyond at restaurants, coffee shops, wine bars, wineries, schools, churches, libraries, city concert series, art fairs, weddings, elder care facilities, as well as live on radio and TV.

Amy & Adams will be joined on stage by Jim Finders on bass and vocals, and Sister Mary Adams on harmonica, vocals, and upright bass.

Amy & Adams on YouTube

Erin Krebs

Saturday, November 4, 2017, 7:00 PM
Tickets $20, under 12 Free

Erin Krebs is a dynamic performer well on her way to becoming one of Wisconsin’s premier and most treasured vocalists. Ranging from sultry jazz stylings to bebop scat to belting out the Blues, her performances exude confidence and a passion for life that audiences instantly recognize as genuine and heartfelt.  Recently, Erin has been recognized by WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) as a nominee for Jazz Artist of the Year (2017) and Female Vocalist of the Year (2016 and 2017).

Erin grew up in Southern Wisconsin, where she showed a love of music at an early age- singing on table tops at age three. A few years later, she started playing flute and other woodwinds. Erin’s love for music and teaching led her to UW-Oshkosh, and she received her Bachelor of Music Education Degree in 2003. Erin taught music in schools for a decade, and is currently focusing on her career as a vocalist and teaching private lessons on woodwinds, piano, and voice. 

Erin Krebs on YouTube

Scott Kirby and the Apple Love All-Star Band

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 7:00pm
Tickets $20, under 12 $5

One of the Northwoods’ best and busiest musicians is appearing at TLCFA for the first time. Especially for this holiday concert, Scott Kirby has assembled some of the area’s finest to join him:

  • Scott Kirby: vocals, guitar and harmonica
  • Mark Krutke: PedalSteel (from Tomahawk)
  • Charlie Strong: Bass (from Rhinelander)
  • Ben Gadzalinkski: Drums (from Rhinelander)
  • Mark Piasecki: Sax and flute (from Rhinelander)

Scott Kirby on YouTube


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