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July 2017

Charlie Painter Trio with special guest Barefoot Antennae

July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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We are proud to welcome back the Charlie Painter Trio for a fine evening of Jazz. ------ Formed in Viroqua. We write our music as a community. All of us are responsible for our contribution to the music, and for leaving an opportunity for everybody's expression. Our process is our spirit, our consensus and respect for each other. The fun we have making the music…

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John Statz with Derek Ramnarace

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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John Statz has been writing love songs lately, specifically about the kinds of romantic love that burn. Namely, all of them. When we first enter a new relationship we are filled with burning desire. Sometimes we later take those same relationships for granted and seemingly burn right through them. At the end we might find ourselves literally burning old love notes, or bridges, which turns…

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The Newlands Co-op -(Skrede/Pajunen) with Marques Morel

July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Using violin, harding fiddle, guitar and voice, the Newlands Co-op (Vidar Skrede and Sara Pajunen) plays acoustic music from Norway and Finland brought to these new lands by one immigrant or another. VIDAR AND SARA perform traditional and contemporary Nordic folk tunes with unique sensibilities and improvisatory elements. They are also available for workshops in Norwegian and Finnish fiddle tunes, new Nordic folk comping, and…

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Wisconsin Roots Music Co-op Bookstore Sessions#3

July 30 @ 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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August 2017

Nathan Kalish and the Lastcallers with The Iowans

August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Nathan Kalish is a Multi Instrumentalist, Songwriter and Touring Musician. He keeps a busy schedule on the road all year long that takes him to Europe and around the entire US. He performs with his roots rock band Nathan Kalish and the Wildfire, his country band Nathan Kalish and the Lastcallers, and also as a solo singer songwriter. His music draws comparisons to John Prine,…

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Feeding Leroy (Duluth) with Special Guests Barbaro Quartet

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Feeding Leroy is a four piece acoustic band from Duluth, MN. With the collaboration of songwriters Lee Martin and Sonja Bjordal, Feeding Leroy has layered its sound and message and delivers honest songs that feed the truth.

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New Mexico Contemporary Ensemble with Nathan Russell

August 6 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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The New Mexico Contemporary Ensemble aims to bring the music of the past century’s most prolific and creative composers to the audiences of New Mexico. By commissioning and programming modern classical music of the Americas, we present an assortment of artistic landscapes that will continue to resonate within the diverse culture of the southwest. Through a concert series in the summer months and collaborations with…

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Freddie Slack 107th Birthday Party- Chris Nord – Christie Knapp

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Come celebrate Viroqua's Boogie Woogie king with an evening of Freddie Slack covers performed by a variety of local artists... Featuring Mpls Boogie Woogie Piano legend Chris Nord....

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David Huckfelt (of The Pines) and Michael Rossetto

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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A cosmic folk duo with deep Midwestern roots and a keen ear for the dark & other-wordly in American song, David Huckfelt of The Pines & Michael Rossetto have been making music together for more than a decade. Touring extensively with The Pines & other projects including Pieta Brown, Erik Koskinen, Frankie Lee & more, this rare duo performance highlights Rossetto's distinctive 5-string banjo &…

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Lonesome Dan Kase with Special Guest Boo Bradley

August 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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As a teenager growing up in rural southern Michigan, Lonesome Dan Kase happened upon a radio show called the “Blues Cruise,” broadcast out on Ann Arbor. Although he had picked up the guitar a year or so before, when he began hearing artists like Reverend Gary Davis and Robert Johnson, he quickly became hooked on the country blues. Like many of the blues musicians from…

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Roochie Toochie & The Ragtime Shepherd Kings-Kickapoo Joy Juice

August 14 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Our mission is to perform the weirdest songs from the early days of tin pan alley on the format on which they were first recorded—wax cylinder. About the Band Timmy Findlen is a ukulele player from Aroostook County, Maine, but is currently based in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the former bandleader of Over A Cardboard Sea: Portland, Maine’s premier ukulele novelty act. When in Maine,…

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Dead Soldiers with special guest Kendra Swanson

August 16 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Dead Soldiers is an American Roots Rock Band from Memphis, Tennessee. Much like The Band and Tom Waits, they draw deeply from influences ranging from Rock, Soul, Outlaw Country, and Bluegrass to Blues to carve out their own dark perspective on what it means to live and die in the American South. Songs about anxiety, poverty, politics, history and death, are lifted by three and…

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Chastity Brown with special guests TBA

August 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Based in Minnesota, but with roots in Tennessee, Chastity grew up surrounded by country and soul music. In the full gospel church of her childhood, she played saxophone and drums and found her singing voice and a passion for music. Her first show was in Knoxville, TN, and then it was on to Minneapolis. Since then, she’s been featured on NPR’s “Favorite Sessions,” CMT, American…

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Natty Nation Unplugged – Live recording – Video. One time only

August 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Join us as Wisconsins best Reggae band records their new live unplugged record in the bookstore. Advance Tickets on sale soon.

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The Harmaleighs with special guest Lena Maude

August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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THE HARMALEIGHS is Haley Grant (guitar/vocals) and Kaylee Jasperson (bass/vocals). Since the duo came together in early 2013, their sound has transformed from an Americana cadence into a unique indie pop/folk fusion. Their anecdotal lyrics are sung through intimately blended harmonies on top of dynamic melodies and bluesy guitar riffs. THE HARMALEIGHS are currently featured on the Spotify playlists Happy Folk, Folk Pop and Barista…

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Laney Jones and the Spirits with Laurie McClain

August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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There's a sort of magic when you meet someone who’s doing what they're clearly meant to be doing. You can feel an electricity in the air—an energy that can't quite be explained—but you know it when you see it. This is undeniable when you meet Laney Jones. In a few short years, since picking up the banjo, this young songwriter and bandleader went from playing…

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Lowland Hum – Charlottesville VA with Pour Choices -Wausau,WI

August 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Lowland Hum is an art-folk band based in Charlottesville, VA made up of Daniel and Lauren Goans. The duo has toured extensively since the band's inception in 2013 to support their two full length albums and one EP. Lowland Hum's songs have been described as poetic and evocative, and their arrangements minimal, hushed and dynamic. Their third full length album was released in February of…

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Cory Chisel and Friends – 2 Night Stand -Sunday and Monday

August 27 @ 7:00 pm - August 28 @ 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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2 Shows at the Bookstore. Sunday and Monday. The wait for new music from Cory Chisel and Adriel Denae is over. The Appleton-based team of Chisel, the Fox Cities-raised singer-songwriter and Mile of Music co-founder, and Denae, his longtime collaborator, will release a new record — their first as a duo — on Aug. 4. It's called "Tell Me True." "Tell Me True" was recorded…

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Lake Toba with Emily Haavik

August 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Lake Toba is an old timey duo with rich harmonies over beautiful instrumentation on guitar, banjo and mandolin (no, not all three at the same time), and haunting original songwriting by Kyle McGonegle and Liat Tova Lis. They unravel a new story in each song with clear and heartfelt singing that exposes the emotion hidden in the verse. Their tight instrumentation brings each song to…

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Jerrika Mighelle w/Natalie Tate and Megan Falley

August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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September 2017

Eric Lugosch with Ted and Catherine Parrish

September 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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"Lugosch places his tunes within pleasant, folkish guitar settings....he masterfully exploits his prodigious fingerpicking skills, embellishing his simple, flowing songs with appealing baroque flourishes that sound homey rather than flashy. " Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader

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The Matchsellers with special guest Addison Israelson

September 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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The Matchsellers are Warsaw, Indiana native Andrew Morris and Julie Bates of Kansas City, Missouri. Their exciting, gritty, and often hilarious stage show has been developed over four years of relentless touring across the US and Europe. Though deeply rooted in bluegrass and old time tradition, the pair’s respective backgrounds in electric blues guitar and classical violin– as well as a penchant for the absurd–…

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Bella Hardy (Glasgow, Scotland) with special guest TBA

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Since the UK release of With The Dawn in 2015, Bella has been the only UK artist officially selected for WOMEX in Budapest, was the opening act for Mary Chapin Carpenter on her full British Tour, and spent seven weeks in China as British Council & PRS For Music Foundation's musician in residence. Bella is currently travelling with her notebooks, collaborating with musical friends, and…

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Bad Axe Barter Faire

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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First Annual Bad Axe Barter Faire. Buy, Sell, Trade Handmade and Homegrown Goods and Services. Saturday September 9th from Noon-6pm with Live Music to follow. FREE trading pass! GOODS: Canned goods, woodwork, soap, pottery, fruits, veggies, eggs, meat, wool, yarn, fermented foods, home-brews, jewelry, maple syrup, instruments, bread, kombucha, tinctures, crafts, and more! SERVICES: Carpentry, mechanics, plumbing, electric, landscaping, babysitters, and more! WHERE? Driftless Books…

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Bill Camplin Returns with Tim Eddy pre-show

September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Bill Camplin at 8pm. Tim Eddy will open the evning at 7:30 with 4 songs and poems. Bill Camplin - BIO in his own words Born after doctor recommends that Clara have another baby to give her something to do... This after already having given birth to 5 children... Feels so good she has another. (#6)Hears Ave Maria in the cradle...produces predilection for weepy ballads.…

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Dartboard Records Showcase with Gin Mill Hollow and Sunspot

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Soda Gardocki w/ Lou Shields

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Tom “Soda” Gardocki spent years playing guitar in SoCal rockers Wax (go rewatch the credits of Mallrats; the band plays right after its pals Weezer) but more recently he’s devoted himself to more rustic purposes. Either performing with his Large Band, his “Million Piece Band,” or solo with his 12-string banjo (like on the The South Congress Session bootleg, recently released by Hillgrass Bluebilly Records),…

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Peter Mulvey’s 10th Anniversary Bicycle Tour With Brianna Lane.

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Peter Mulvey is an American folk singer-songwriter based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Since the early 1990s, he has developed a strong national following in the indie folk/rock scene through his relentless touring and critically acclaimed albums. Starting his musical career in Milwaukee while at Marquette University, he honed his performing skills while traveling in Dublin, Ireland. He later spent several years in Boston, where he frequently…

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A night of Poetry with Kelly Sexton anf Freddie La Force

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Lyndale and 24th with special guests TBA

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Annie Enneking and her acoustic outfit. All the way from Minneapolis. "Lyndale & 24th"--an unflinchingly vivid song cycle of regret, nuance, depth, and shot through with a celebratory dark ache, may be Annie Enneking's most daring work yet.

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October 2017

Stanton West and special guest Billy Bronsted

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Folksinger Stanton West sees the world from the perspective of a six and a half foot tall, left-handed, freckle-faced, red-head. Realizing he would never quite fit the mold, he embraced his uniqueness, picked up a right-handed guitar and started playing it upside-down. This was his first break from creative structures and limitations. Stanton West songs are rootsy, feel-good, and groove driven. His songs are about…

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Upstate hold

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Doug Collins (Mpls) with Special Guest TBA

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Called "one of the most brilliant songwriters to emerge from the Twin Cities in nearly two decades" by southernminn.com, Doug Collins's hooky mix of Beatle-esque pop and classic country are highlighted in his energetic shows (both solo and with his crack band, the Receptionists), soulful singing, and honest, emotional songs. His last EP, Davenport Iowa, includes the title track, which was voted finalist for “Best…

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Carey / Perry – Sean Carey and Michael Perry

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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An evening of music provided by Sean Carey & Ben Lester with storytelling/spoken word and some singing by Michael Perry. scarey.org sneezingcow.com Tickets go on Sale Aug 1st the bookstore

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The Brothers Burn Mountain with special guest TBA

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Based out of Duluth, MN, The Brothers Burn Mountain are a soulful, energetic, eclectic duo of real-life brothers, Ryan and Jesse Dermody. They've been playing music together everyday as a duo for more than 16 years. They've released 8 full-length albums of original music, and have toured across the country over the years, though especially in the Midwest, having played more than 1,400 live shows.…

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Shenandoah Davis Hold

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Private event – Price

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Private Event.

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Brock Zeman (Canada) with special Guest TBA

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Over the course of 11 albums, Ottawa area singer songwriter Brock Zeman has built a reputation as a writer of great depth and passion, through his thoughtful, often personal songs. But he’s got a rough, rockin’ side as well. Joined on relentless tours across Western Canada and down to Texas and back by his ever present collaborator, Blair Hogan, and often drummer Dylan Roberts, Zeman…

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Brock Zeman (Canada) with special Guest TBA

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Over the course of 11 albums, Ottawa area singer songwriter Brock Zeman has built a reputation as a writer of great depth and passion, through his thoughtful, often personal songs. But he’s got a rough, rockin’ side as well. Joined on relentless tours across Western Canada and down to Texas and back by his ever present collaborator, Blair Hogan, and often drummer Dylan Roberts, Zeman…

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Eddie Allen with special guest TBA

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Eddie Allen is an American folk musician. To date, he has produced two albums, The Trempealeau Hotel (1985) and Faith in Gravity (1990), both released by Weary Wolf Records, a division of Folked Up Musics (BMI). His musical style is firmly rooted in the folk tradition of the midwestern United States, and many of his songs describe the trials and tribulations of the lives of…

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November 2017

Thomas and the Shakes with special guest TBA

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Originating in 2013 out of Rochester, MN, Thomas Wescott and Garrett Kolb cultivated their own unique, dynamic sound. Featuring strong, warm vocals, acoustic guitar, and a one-of-a-kind percussion kit, their authentic stomp-and-clap ROOTS/FOLK/REGGAE rock sound grew in 2014 with the addition of Mark Walsh and his grab bag of wind instruments. Now in 2017 with Mike Nesbit on the bass, the 4 piece continues to…

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Musical Chairs: Ladies and ?

November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Shawndell Marks Music, Nici Peper,Jessie Smith, Humbird

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The Lords of Liechtenstein (NYC) with special guests Yellow-Bellied Saps

November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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The Lords of Liechtenstein is a quirky folk music duo composed of two brothers. Based in New York City, Noah (ukulele/guitar/vocals) and Dan (guitar/banjo/mandola/vocals) have brought their unique blend of folk music to clubs and coffeehouses all over the East Coast of the United States. The Lords have performed on NPR's acclaimed Mountain Stage radio show, were awarded honorable mention in the 2014 Falcon Ridge…

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Curt Meine – The Driftless Reader – Reading with Trout Unlimited

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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The Driftless Reader Edited by Curt Meine and Keefe Keeley Home to the little house in the big woods, the prairie school, and the organic valley Ancient glaciers passed by the Driftless Area and waterways vein its interior, forming an enchanting, enigmatic landscape of sharp ridgetops and deep valleys. Across time, this rugged topography has been home to an astonishing variety of people: Sauk, Dakota,…

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Society of Broken Souls with special guest TBA

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Society of Broken Souls is the Folk Noir songwriting duo of multi-instrumentalists Dennis James and Lauryn Shapter. Performing their own brand of American Roots Music, they write unflinching songs for fearless hearts — songs that confront our shared, raw humanity while celebrating the beautiful mosaic of the human experience. Fiddle, drums, keyboard, and acoustic and electric guitars, in intricately woven and varied arrangements, provide an…

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October 2018

Claude Bourbon-Medieval & Spanish blues with special guest TBA

October 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Driftless Books And Music, 518 Walnut St
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Russian stylings into uncharted territories. Each year Bourbon plays more than 100 shows around the world. Claude has played countless venues, including Glastonbury Festival, Isle of Wight Festival, Colne Great British &…

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