Them Coulee Boys

photo by George Blosser

The lyrics and singing of Soren Staff are complemented by the reckless banjo stylings of Beau Janke, the deft mandolin work of Jens Staff, and the thump of bass/kick drummer Neil Krause, Them Coulee Boys are sure to make it “impossible not to bob your head, shake your legs, or even strum your fingers along… Continue reading Them Coulee Boys

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Trapper Schoepp

He’s toured Europe and played with the Jayhawks, Frank Turner, the Old 97s, but Trapper Schoepp’s latest EP is full of songs about Bay Beach, the little amusement park in Green Bay where you can ride the Zippin Pippin for less than a dollar. Trapper Schoepp plays a noisy, bluesy, americana/roots rock that you can… Continue reading Trapper Schoepp

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The Freques

The Freques (short for “Frequencies of the Universe”) formed around the same time as the Homegrown Fest and have evolved along with the event. Their initial appearance was as an acoustic trio, but, four years later, the Freques combine mandolin, banjo, and accordion with rock band instruments to create bluesy, jammy, roots-rock music. This will… Continue reading The Freques

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Faux Fawn

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Faux Fawn is the vision of Madison singer/songwriter Paul Otteson. Otteson appeared on the Madison music scene with his debut, “February Fables,” in 2011. An album, “Robin Red,” and an EP “Prairie du Chien,” followed. His most recent EPs, “Turtle Doves” and “Lonesome Loon,” were released under the name Faux Fawn, completing the transformation from solo… Continue reading Faux Fawn

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