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Peter Mulvey // Caley Conway

August 22, 2018

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*Peter Mulvey* is a veteran singer and songwriter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He began his career on the streets of Dublin, Ireland, as a busker, and from there moved on to performing in the subways and streets of Boston, Massachusetts. This led to his first record deal and a leap to full-time national and international touring, beginning in the early Nineties.

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Mama Digdowns Brass Band

August 24, 2018

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For two decades, *Mama Digdown's* has traveled the world spreading the gospel of New Orleans brass band music. While Mama Digdown's nods respectively to the tradition of New Orleans jazz, the street beat they play has earned them the reputation as one of the hottest and hardest hitting brass bands. Mama Digdown's has played hundreds of shows in their time together and is equally at home in concert halls, festivals, clubs and parades.

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Futurebirds // Them Coulee Boys

August 29, 2018

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The music is a patchwork amalgam of influences, including: twangy Southern rock (they've opened for the Drive-By Truckers), reverb-soaked psychedelia reminiscent of early My Morning Jacket or fellow Athens residents Phosphorescent, soaring guitar solos à la Neil Young and Crazy Horse, rhythmic jangle from that other Athens band, REM, multi-part vocal harmonies (which every band ought to have, dammit), and, weaving through it all, lyrical slide guitar. - Vox.com

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Experimental Night

August 31, 2018

We are trying something "different" at the Sh*tty Barn. The first of a new "Rogue Series" features a night of experimental music. This is a non-ticketed, pay what you want event.

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S. Carey

September 07, 2018

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At its heart, Hundred Acres -- the third full-length album from Wisconsin singer/songwriter *S. Carey* -- finds him grounded comfortably in his skin, but still with one foot in the stream. More direct than ever, there is a wellspring of confidence in this new batch of songs that lays bare the intricacies of life while keeping its ideas uncomplicated.

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Jeremy Messersmith

September 12, 2018

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Born in Charleston, SC and raised in rural Washington, singer-songwriter J*eremy Messersmith* began playing music in church at a young age, and like many homeschoolers, counts Sandi Patti, Carman, DC Talk and Michael W. Smith amongst his earliest musical influences. After a promising trumpeting career was tragically cut short due to braces, jeremy turned to the guitar as his instrument of choice and eventually relocated to Minneapolis to study music. A thoughtful, clever lyricist with a tender voice, Jeremy crafts songs that are catchy and relatable, and span the emotional gamut from poignancy to whimsy. The forthcoming album Late Stage Capitalism, Jeremys second release on Glassnote Records, is out in March 2018.

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Bully // Michigander

September 14, 2018

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This is going to be a LOUD show!

*Bully* burst onto the scene in 2015 with their critically acclaimed album Feels Like. Today the band announces Losing. The album was engineered and mixed by lead-singer Alicia Bognanno in Chicago at Electrical Audio.

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The Mascot Theory // Wrenclaw

September 19, 2018

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A high-energy dose of toe-tapping Americana folk-country rock drenched in tight harmonies spewing lyrics of love, loss, regret, death, and hope. With groups like Mumford & Sons, The Avett Brothers, and Dawes setting the tone, the sub-genre of acoustic folk rock made its way to mainstream radio and captured an incredible and very loyal fan base. With the release of their Nashville-recorded album Hand Me Down Miracles, the Esperanto EP, and the most recent Trust and Bones album, *The Mascot Theory* is set to be the next band in that category to make a major impact, as they have quickly moved up the popularity ranks of Madison's music scene with their infectious songwriting and energetic live shows. They balance on an alternative folk influence and pull it together with a rootsy bluegrass blended Americana feel to give something that fits alongside their counterparts, but also has enough freshness to it to give it a unique spin and create their own sound as well, with a sonic backbone of 4-part harmony swells.

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Tim Easton // Lou Shields

September 26, 2018

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To celebrate thirty years of traveling with and writing songs on his black Gibson J-45 acoustic guitar named Paco," Nashville based songwriter *Tim* *Easton* recorded an entire album DIRECT TO LACQUER at The Earnest Tube Studio in Bristol, Virginia. This performance based method of capturing songs leaves no room for manipulation or overdubbing, therefore conjuring the roots of American Music. Each track was recorded via portable lathe which cuts a mono signal directly to a lacquer acetate disc, much the way The Carter Family or Jimmie Rodgers would have made their first records in Bristol over 90 years ago. In as much time as it takes to listen, Easton recorded nine original songs and one cover using a single 1940s RCA 74B ribbon microphone, alternating between the rapid fire flat- picking and steady Travis-style thumb picking technique that he has been streamlining all these years, coupled with his Country Blues style rack harmonica playing. The occasional foot stomp can be heard as well, vibrating through the floors. Easton sings songs from the personal experiences and observations of man who has spent a few decades on the road. His folk music is not always the gentle kind. His authenticity is pervasive. This is what the tradition of the troubadour sounds like.

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The Pines (Friday Show)

September 28, 2018

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Rising out of the prairies of the Midwest, *The Pines* are one of the most distinct and powerful indie-rock/Americana groups to hit the national scene in years. Emerging from the same Minneapolis music world that spawned such notable acts as The Jayhawks, The Replacements and Bob Dylan, The Pines have gathered a stunning line-up of musical talent, in both their live shows and on record, that has gained them a faithful and growing following. Frontmen Benson Ramsey and David Huckfelt share a common musical language rooted in the songs and songwriters of their native Iowa, while each bringing a distinct voice and sensibility to the sound that Rolling Stone senior writer David Fricke called quietly gripping stark-country. The mysterious sound of The Pines fuses Bensons ethereal, otherworldly, heart-piercing songs with Davids earthy, darkly romantic and rough-hewn visionary tales. With masterful guitar work, beautiful vocals and the graceful keyboard and vocal additions of Bensons brother Alex Ramsey, the core of The Pines sound captivates and elevates with rare intimacy. Various touring configurations keep The Pines live show fresh and dynamic, from the full band with rhythm section to the versatile essence of the Ramsey, Huckfelt, Ramsey trio.

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The Pines (Saturday Show)

September 29, 2018

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Rising out of the prairies of the Midwest, *The Pines* are one of the most distinct and powerful indie-rock/Americana groups to hit the national scene in years. Emerging from the same Minneapolis music world that spawned such notable acts as The Jayhawks, The Replacements and Bob Dylan, The Pines have gathered a stunning line-up of musical talent, in both their live shows and on record, that has gained them a faithful and growing following. Frontmen Benson Ramsey and David Huckfelt share a common musical language rooted in the songs and songwriters of their native Iowa, while each bringing a distinct voice and sensibility to the sound that Rolling Stone senior writer David Fricke called quietly gripping stark-country. The mysterious sound of The Pines fuses Bensons ethereal, otherworldly, heart-piercing songs with Davids earthy, darkly romantic and rough-hewn visionary tales. With masterful guitar work, beautiful vocals and the graceful keyboard and vocal additions of Bensons brother Alex Ramsey, the core of The Pines sound captivates and elevates with rare intimacy. Various touring configurations keep The Pines live show fresh and dynamic, from the full band with rhythm section to the versatile essence of the Ramsey, Huckfelt, Ramsey trio.

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Greg Brown & Pieta Brown (Monday Show)

October 01, 2018

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Father and Daughter together for a night of Sh*tty Barn magic!

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Greg Brown & Pieta Brown (Tuesday Show)

October 02, 2018

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Father and Daughter together for a night of Sh*tty Barn magic!

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Queen Hilma // Disq

October 03, 2018

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In a brown house on Nancy Lane in Green Bay, WI., sisters Andi and Alex Peot stumbled on something celestial, before they were old enough to understand it. Engulfed by the Christmas spirit, the two-year-old twins began singing Silent Night, innocently carrying one anothers voices through their own impromptu rendition of the holiday classic. By 10, they jointly penned their first original song.

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Sarah Shook & The Disarmers w/ The Trongone Band

October 05, 2018

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*Sarah Shook & the Disarmers* is an old school outlaw country/Americana band with punk tendencies. They are known for killer lyrics and the amazing musicianship of the Disarmers - backing up Sarahs plaintive vocals are lead guitarist Eric Peterson (Flat Duo Jets, the dBs, Matthew Sweet, more); stand up bass player Aaron Oliva (Caitlyn Cary, Nikki Lane); and incomparable pedal steel guitarist Phil Sullivan.