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Entries from October 2009

Episode 80 - Water Street Bridge

October 27th, 2009 · Comments

These Milwaukee-based seasoned veterans blend Celtic, Blues, Americana, Shanty, Jazz, Creole, Folk, Art-Rock, Reggae, Comedy and original songs into something that can only be described as “eclectic acoustic.” Brandishing an impressive arsenal of musical instruments (resonator guitar, mandolin, ukulele, fiddle, pennywhistle, squeeze box, flute, harmonica, doumbek, djembe, and bodhran - just to name a few) they bring new life to tales of old, old sounds to tales of today, and twisted takes on tales never meant to be told.

waterstreetbridge.com

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Episode 79 - Ken Lonnquist

October 27th, 2009 · Comments

Known for his audience interaction, funny and unique performances for all ages, and songs made up right on the spot, Ken is also a theatrical composer and performer as well as a minstrel for the environment. Frankly, we don't know what to expect, but whatever it is, it'll be great!

kenland.com

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Episode 78 - Don Stiernberg

October 20th, 2009 · Comments

"Stiernberg is the foremost jazz mandolinist in America today" (Mike Marshall) "I've always had the highest regard for his mandolin style-understated, subtle, and sweet." (David Grisman)

Don Stiernberg is among the top tier of mandolinists performing today in any style. A former member of Jethro Burn's Quartet, Mr. Steirnberg's jazz trio will grace our stage in this rare must-see Madison performance!

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Episode 77 - Mississippi Flanagan

October 20th, 2009 · Comments

(Al Day, Mike McDougal, and Midge Brzozowski)

A highly talented quartet of both Madison and Chicago musicians who have all paid their dues on the Chicago folk scene. Look forward to great music and stories about places and characters from the Windy City.

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Episode 76 - North Country Drifters

October 13th, 2009 · Comments

Classic Honky Tonk and Western Swing replete with twin fiddles, steel guitar, and guys in matching Western-wear. Dan O'Brien (one of the co-founders of the Nob Hill Boys) leads the pack with his strong tenor vocals, guitar, and banjo.

northcountrydrifters.com

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Episode 75 - Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble

October 13th, 2009 · Comments

With a new CD almost complete these boys are ready to swing you silly! Chris Ruppenthal & Ed Fila (Caravan's twin- guitar front line) fire off authentic-sounding Django-inspired leads even on their well-crafted original tunes.

gypsyswing.com

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Episode 74 - The Getaway Drivers

October 6th, 2009 · Comments

Madison rock band, The Getaway Drivers, join us on the show.

www.myspace.com/thegetaway-drivers

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Episode 73 - (This Is The) Squirrel Hunters

October 6th, 2009 · Comments

(This is the) Squirrel Hunters is a traditional Bluegrass co-op from Madison, WI. In the band's own words..."we make regular musical forays outside the protective walls of Bill Monroe, The Stanley Brothers and Flatt & Scruggs, but always with caution, and never without a long rifle."

titsh.com

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