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The Coffee House
would like to welcome you to our 48th season with a free concert
featuring people appearing in the next three months. Included will be Ken Baron,
Rick Fitzgerald, Andrea Jehly, John King, Mud River Lee, and
Amanda Suckow for an evening of six different tastes of what the
we have to offer. 8:00, Free!
Matt Johnston touches both the heart and head with his music.
Besides being a soulful singer he is a masterful slide guitarist.
Our opener, Bob Druker, writes songs that fit with those of fifty
or a hundred fifty years ago and plays & sings them so well.
Born at the wrong time, lucky for us. 8:00, Suggested donation $5
Dangerous Folk, Featuring David HB Drake, Julie Thompson and Doug Esty
in a benefit concert for Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee. 7:00,
Free Will Donation, All proceeds go to the organization, please be generous.
Singer/songwriter Rick Fitzgerald Scott Wilcox
Rick Fitzgerald has gained fame as winner of the premier
autoharp championship at the Mountain Laurel competition in 2009
with his five finger picking style. His songs reflect humor and hope
and the land and sea. The opener is Scott Wilcox, a man on his
way up, having won two "Dylan Days" songwriting competitions in
'13 and '14, appeared on Oprah and has a great voice as well.
Don't miss a minute. 8:00, Suggested donation $5
Patty Stevenson & Craig Siemsen
are longtime Coffee House favorites, with their mix of superb
harmonies on well crafted originals, folk chestnuts and other
Americana. Patty mixes guitar and lovely piano and Craig's guitar
leads rival anyone anywhere in originality and taste. Gourd uke
player Andrea Jehly's voice soars in a high soprano range and
radiates her love for traditional American folk. 8:00, Suggested
Strut your stuff at our Open Stage. Acoustic
musicians, poets, acapella singers, comedy, we want you. Sign up
for a fifteen minute slot. Come hear someone that might just knock
your socks off. 7:00, Suggested donation $3.50
"You Must Remember This"
Songs From the Movies"
featuring Brett Gaertner, John King, Tom Martinsen,
and Jessica Wirth with a most unusual and unique program. This
is a food pantry benefit. 8:00, Suggested donation $4 plus two
cans of food.
Sandy Stehling & Ruth Williams
When Sandy Stehling & Ruth Williams
team up you know you are in for a harmonious night with Sandy's
expert fingerpicked guitar and Ruth's exquisite mandolin solos with
lots of great old folk tunes, maybe a gem from Hank Williams or
Dick Pinney. Whatever it is, you know it is good stuff. Our opener
is Chicago's own Sue Fink, who brings a ton of songwriting ability,
one part serious and two parts humorous. Thought provoking while
provoking laughter. 8:00, Suggested donation $5
Living Activism Night, St. Ben's Talent Show
for MICAH: Milwaukee Congregations Allied for Hope. Never
the same show twice, come see these intrepid performers as they
demonstrate their performance skills. 7:00 Freewill offering- all
proceeds go to the benefitted organization so please be generous.
Lil Rev & Jason Moon
Old Time Country Music Hall of Famer Lil Rev
returns to our stage with his award winning harmonica
playing, amazing ukulele, blues mandolin and just about anything
else he touches. Here's a quote from Pete Seeger, "Listen to this.
Lil Rev is great." Iraq War veteran Jason Moon's song "Trying to
Find My Way Home" won a gold medal in the VA's arts
competition, Special Recognition category. He is a fine performer
8:00, Suggested donation $5
Amanda Suckow Jill Brandenburg
Mostly introspective with a dash or two of
humor, the music of Amanda Suckow is always an enriching
experience with her delicate picking and heartfelt singing. We are
pleased to present songster Jill Brandenburg as our opener.
8:00,Suggested donation $5
Once again You are the star at our Open
Stage. If you don't achieve your fifteen minutes of fame you at
least will have fifteen minutes to perform. And you can listen for
the whole evening! Acoustic musicians, singers, poets, comedians
and listeners all are welcome. 7:00 Suggested donation $3.50
Tribute to the legacy of Dave Van Ronk
featuring the talents of Ken Baron, David Kaye & the Electric
Mustache, Paul Smith, and John Stano. This is a food pantry
benefit. 8:00 Suggested donation $4 plus two cans of food.
Mud River Lee & the Bluegrass Belles will
be bringing a mixture of folk, country, old sentimental tunes and
yes, even Bluegrass. Heartfelt singing complemented by picking is
what you'll hear when Sandy Weisto opens. And what an opener
with traditional, Irish, and contemporary songs! 8:00, Suggested
Embedded Reporter will be performing a benefit concert for
Peace Learning Center .
Peace Learning Center is a community educational center for non-violence, offering workshops in non-violent conflict resolution, healthy communication and peacebuilding to Milwaukee area elementary schools and community groups.
A favorite at the Coffee House, Embedded Reporter (Howard Lewis, Darrell Smith and friends) does Power Folk, Rock, Roots, Blues, and lots of other styles. ER focuses on lyrical content across a rich mixture of original tunes and covers.
7:00 Freewill donation all proceeds go the organization. Please be generous.
Francesca & the 440 Hum
will perform a concert of new material and her new cd. Francesca's always
expanding musical palette will be aided and abetted by finger stylist
and dobroist Jerry Danks and electric bassist Chris Koterba,
both of whom also will sing harmonies. Showing his versatility,
Chris Koterba will open with a set of his introspective originals.
8:00 Suggested donation $5
We are happy to welcome back Fair
Webber featuring Barb and Tom Webber whose vocals
complement each other, Tom's rough and craggy while Barb's is
straight and true performing songs from their upcoming cd. With
bass and percussion accompaniment by Andy Waldoch and Lon
Coulliard this one will be a treat. Speaking of treats, opener Jay
Bullock has a grasp of rhythm that makes his intelligent songs all
the more powerful. 8:00 Suggested donation $5
John Granzow will entertain you with his
guitar playing and his unique mix of country, rock and folk.
Opening will be Jonnie Guernsey, formerly of the Moxie
Chicks, with her ethereal voice and heartwarming style. 8:00
Suggested donation $5.00