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September 2015

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Coffee House Sampler Concert
Phil Gatewood, Gregory Gregory, Paul Smith,
Sandy Stehling & Ruth Williams, Brad Stern, and Sandy Weisto

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Living Activism Night benefit for Little Free Library.

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Nick Konklen & Phil Gatewood

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The Viper and His Famous Orchestra & Bob Druker

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Open Stage

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October 2015

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Food Pantry Benefit
Bob Dylan & the Band's Basement Tapes
Jay Bullock, John Granzow, Michael Imes, and Brian Savage

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John Stano & Brad Stern

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Living Activism Night
MacCanon Brown Homeless Sanctuary

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Mud River Lee & Sandy Weisto

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The Roller Mills String Band & Surprise Guest

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Open Stage

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Louis Galluzi Jr.
Gregory & Nancy Gregory

 

November 2015

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Food Pantry Benefit
The Songs of Paul Simon
Eric Baer,Jonnie Guernsey , The Sides & Lorraine, Paul Smith

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Living Activism Night
Organic Arts

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Ruth & Sandy & Ken & Molly
Scott Stieber & Don Myers

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Fair Webber
Andy Jehly

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Open Stage

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Gary Kitchin and the Dirty Dishes
John King

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Saturday, September 12


Coffee House Sampler Concert We are pleased to continue our tradition of holding a sampler concert with six acts giving a taste of what's up in the coming calendar. Tonight's show features Phil Gatewood, Gregory Gregory, Paul Smith, Sandy Stehling & Ruth Williams, Brad Stern, and Sandy Weisto.
8:00, Free


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Sunday, September 13


Living Activism Night benefit for Little Free Library
John King, Peter Lee, Paul Smith, and Mary Wacker all share their singing and instrumental abilities. If so inclined, bring along a book or two that you think your neighbors might enjoy.
7:00, Free will donation all proceeds go to the benefiting organization so please be generous



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Saturday, September 19


Nick Konklen & Phil Gatewood
Prepare to be dazzled by Nick Konklen, a triple threat with great singing, expressive writing, and strong guitar playing as well. Be sure to make it for opener Phil Gatewood, another fine songwriter and guitarist.
8:00, $5 Suggested Donation


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Saturday, September 26


The Viper and His Famous Orchestra & Bob Druker
Last time they visited The Viper and His Famous Orchestra blew our doors off. With trombone, jug, toy piano, ukulele, string bass and suitcase among the instruments, plus the Viper's inimitable vocals you won't forget these guys. Bob Druker opens, sophisticated with a lyric yet his songs would not sound out of place next to Carter Family classics.
8:00, $5 Suggested Donation



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Sunday, September 27


Open Stage
Strut your stuff at our Open Mic. Play three songs, orate, read a few poems, tell a few jokes, almost anything goes.
7:00, $3 Suggested Donation


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Saturday, October 3


We salute Bob Dylan & the Band's Basement Tapes & the new Basement Tapes as well with a Food Pantry Benefit featuring the talents of Jay Bullock, John Granzow, Michael Imes, and Brian Savage.
8:00, $4 suggested donation + 2 (or more) cans of food


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Saturday, October 10


Master guitarist, harmonica virtuoso, great songwriter, and expressive singer John Stano performs, folk, blues, Americana, and contemporary songs, all with his own inimitable spin. www.johnstano.com.
Guitarist/singer/songwriter Brad Stern will open with his mix of originals and Americana, done like they like their steaks in Texas, quite well.
8:00, $5 suggested donation


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Sunday, October 11


MacCanon Brown Homeless Sanctuary www.mbsanctuary.org is tonight's beneficiary of our Living Activism Night with special artists selected by the good folks of the Sanctuary.
7:00, free will donation


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Saturday, October 17


Mud River Lee & the Bluegrass Orchestra will mix oldies with a few of Lee's cool originals. Lee's been singing and playing here almost as long as we've been here.
Doyenne of Milwaukee's folk community Sandy Weisto will open.
8:00, $5 suggested donation


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Saturday, October 24


The Roller Mills String Band www.wisconsindulcimer.com dazzle with their mastery of many stringed instruments, most notably the hammered dulcimer. They're releasing a CD to benefit the victims of the Nepal Earthquake featuring many regional Bluegrass musicians: Bluegrass for Nepal and will donate their evenings earnings to the cause. They're also bringing Surprise Guest.
8:00, $5 suggested donation


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Sunday, October 25


Tonight's star could be you as we are having an Open Stage. Bring your songs, poetry, prose, comedy, we're open to almost anything. Up to three vocal mics if you want to sing in harmony. Or come down to listen, you just may be surprised.
7:00, $3 suggested donation


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Saturday, October 31


No, we won't be serving martinis but singer/songwriter Louis Galluzi Jr. brings to mind Tony Bennett and Sinatra himself. In a more earthy manner, Gregory & Nancy Gregory will be performing some clever yet heartfelt songs Gregory has written through the years.
8:00, $5 suggested donation


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Saturday, November 7


You'll be feelin' groovy when listening to our tribute to the songs of Paul Simon. This Food Pantry Benefit's lineup has Eric Baer, Jonnie Guernsey, The Sides & Lorraine, and Paul Smith.
8:00, $4 suggested donation + 2 (or more) cans of food


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Sunday, November 8

Tonight's Living Activism Night benefits Organic Arts, a collaboration of grassroots artists serving communities, events and education. The show features Dangerous Folk, a trio featuring Doug Esty, Julie Thompson, & David H.B. Drake singing folk and topical songs you remember from the 50s and 60s.
7:00, free will donation


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Saturday, November 14


A reunion: Ruth & Sandy & Ken & Molly bring songs from the swing era, honky tonk tunes, folk classics, originals, a regular potpourri. Great to have them back together. Scott Stieber & Don Myers open with pop, folk, country, and rock & roll.
8:00, $5 suggested donation


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Saturday, November 21


Fair Webber www.fairwebberfolkmusic.com returns with originals and covers in an Americana, roots rock vein. Barb and Tom's songs and harmonies touch the heart and mind. The opener Andy Jehly is fast becoming a favorite with her Carter Family interpretations as well as others from that era and before.
8:00, $5 suggested donation



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Sunday, November 22


Our ever popular Open Stage features whoever shows up: singers, poets, prosers, poseurs, and other wordsmiths. Perform or join the audience. Up to three vocal mics for harmonies.
7:00, $3 suggested donation


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Saturday, November 28


Gary Kitchin and the Dirty Dishes bring folk, country, blues and great originals to the table for this one. One of the great ballad, swing, and country singers John King opens
8:00, $5 suggested donation
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