Saturday ~ October 10
A winner of the 2016 Wisconsin Singer-Songwriter Series Song Contest, David creates songs filled with empathy, compassion, and an innate human desire for acceptance. He has been a featured performer at Cafe Carpe, the Folk Alliance Midwest Region (FARM) conference, and the Two Way Street Coffee House among many other venues. David's lyrics, singing, and fine guitar playing reflect his love for music, nature and humanity in a spiritually charged course that will leave you wanting more.
Saturday ~ October 24
Chris Straw has been singing as long as she can remember, and writing songs since she was a teenager. She has performed with bluegrass, folk, traditional/standards, and choral groups over the years, most notably with The Moxie Chicks. She has performed on several CDs, the most recent featuring her own compositions, “Echoes of Home” (2019). Chris has played uke, guitar, and upright bass, but focuses primarily on vocals.
Jon Pagenkopf has played a variety of guitars since he was a teen, in a variety of styles, including rock, bluegrass, folk, classical, and a bit of jazz. He often plays lead guitar in groups, and sometimes plays his home made slide guitar. His guitar idols include Chet Atkins and Mark Knopfler. He has performed solo, in duets, and with a number of groups, most recently the rock group City Boy. He was the lead guitarist in The Moxie Chicks. Jon was featured on the recent CD, “Echoes of Home.”
Lorraine Straw has been singing since she was a child, in family harmony sessions, campfire songfests, and in high school, college, church and concert choirs. She loves all types of music, folk to orchestral, and has played guitar and French horn. Lorraine has sung for decades with sister Chris, and was featured singing harmony and lead in Chris’s CD release concert last November.
Fair warning: Prepare to be delighted!
A portion of the donations you make for this concert will go to
Street Angels, a Milwaukee group dedicated to providing food,
water, clothing, hygiene items, and blankets to Milwaukee County’s homeless population. They also provide transportation to homeless shelters, and advocate to local government services on behalf of those in need.